John Ripley Greer Jr.1,2,3

ID# 18569, (1904 - 1998)
FatherJohn Ripley Greer1,2 (abt 10 Mar 1855 - 29 Mar 1931)
MotherElizabeth Tuck1,4 (abt 31 Oct 1874 - 9 Apr 1931)

Key Events:

Birth: 19 Feb 1904, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee5,6
Death: 21 Oct 19987
Burial: 24 Oct 1998, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee8
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family
The Tuck Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John Ripley Greer Jr. was born on 19 Feb 1904 in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.5,6 He went by his middle name, Ripley, as an adult.9
     He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the household of his parents, John Ripley Greer and Elizabeth Tuck.2 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the household of his parents.10 He appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Memphis, Tennessee, in the household of his parents.11
     Ripley appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 165 Rembert, enumerated 10 Apr 1940, reporting that he rented his home, for $45 per month, and had lived in the same house in 1935.9
     He was a real estate salesman in 1930, later becoming a broker. He was owner of Consolidated Realty Co. and founder of Autumn Investment Co. In the 1930s he developed property and constructed homes in Chickasaw Gardens. In 1940 he reported that he had worked 70 hours the last week of March, and had worked 52 weeks the previous year, earning $4,800.12,13,14
     John died on 21 Oct 1998 at age 94.7 He was buried on 24 Oct 1998 in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the lot of his mother's aunt, Sarah, and her husband, Quintus Atkinson.8

Citations

  1. [S4153] John Ripley Greer, Delayed Certificate of Birth.
  2. [S4149] John R. Greer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  3. [S4151] John R. Greer household, 1930 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows name as John R. Greer Jr.
  4. [S4149] John R. Greer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  5. [S4153] John Ripley Greer, Delayed Certificate of Birth, shows date, city, county, and state.
  6. [S4149] John R. Greer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows age 6 and state.
  7. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for J. R. Greer, Soc. Sec. No. 412-07-1352, shows date and last residence as 38111 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
  8. [S1281] Frazier, "RE: Elmwood Cemetery - Atkinson - Bacon records," e-mail to author, 11 Sep 2007, shows date, lot, and space 19.
  9. [S4154] J. Ripley Greer household, 1940 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  10. [S4150] John R. Greer household, 1920 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  11. [S4151] John R. Greer household, 1930 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  12. [S4151] John R. Greer household, 1930 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as salesman, industry as real estate.
  13. [S4154] J. Ripley Greer household, 1940 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as realtor, industry as real estate broker, working for himself.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 157428039, John Ripley Greer, Jr, includes excerpt from Perre Magness, Elmwood 2002: In the Shadows of the Elms (Memphis, Tennessee: Elmwood Cemetery, 2001) describing his real estate businesses.