July 31, 1922
Col. Joe Griffin Dies In Princeton
Lived For Many Years In Cadiz And Was An Uncle
Of Young Cadiz Banker

Col. Joe E. Griffin, who resided in Cadiz, almost twenty years immediately following the Civil War, died last Monday morning at 6:30 o'clock at his home in Princeton. He had been in poor health for some time and infirmities due to advancing years caused his death.

Mr. Griffin was a native of Stewart county, Tenn., and was seventy nine years of age. He came to Cadiz either in 1865 or 66 and lived here for almost twenty years and was in business as a photographer.

In the early eighties he moved to Princeton, where he had since resided, and where he had continued to follow the business of a photographer.

Something near thirty years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Watkins, of Princeton, and the wife survived him.

Joe E. Griffin, assistant cashier of the Trigg County Farmers Bank of Cadiz, was a nephew of the deceased, and was named for him.

Col. Griffin was a man of superior intellect, and while he was physically handicapped by reason of being clubfooted, he was always able to get around among his friends. And no man had more. He was interesting in conversation, and numbered among his close associates the very best citizens of any community where he resided.

While he had long been away from Cadiz, he never lost interest in the town and its people, and delighted always when one of our citizens called to see him in Princeton. Burial took place in Princeton Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. D. Litchfield, of the Methodist church, assisted by Dr. Farmer, of the Presbyterian church.