John Gideon Gregg

b. 23 March 1889, d. 2 October 1926

John Gideon Gregg, 1889-1925
  • John Gideon Gregg was born on 23 March 1889 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.
  • He married Mary Annis Berry, daughter of James Micajah Berry and Emeline L. Campbell, on 18 April 1917 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at South Henderson Street, at the home of C. K. Lee, with Rev. Alfred Hill officiating.
  • The following appeared on 19 April 1917 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Miss Mary Berry and Mr. John G. Gregg of Galveston were united in marriage Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Lee on South Henderson street, Rev. Alfred Hill officiating.
         The only attendants were Miss Eloise Berry and Mr. T. J. Caldwell. Masters B. K. Goree Jr. and Welford Lomax were the ribbon bearers. Easter lilies, carnations and sweetpeas mingled with ferns and palms formed the decorations. Only a few intimate friends witnessed the ceremony.
         Among the out-of-town guests were Mrs. Alexander White Gregg Jr. of Palestine, Dr. and Mrs. George H. Lee, Miss Lee of Galveston, Mrs Clarke Campbell, Miss Sue Campbell, Miss Martha Lockett of Austin, Miss Julie Lee Wren of Galveston, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Ponton of Houston, Mr. R. D. Goree of Knox City, Mr. Ashley Poynor of Waco.
         Mrs. Gregg is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Berry of Bedford, Va., both deceased, and the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Lee.
         The groom, Mr. Gregg, is the son of Congressman A. W. Gregg of the Galveston district and is himself assistant attorney of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company, associated with the firm of Terry, Calvin & Mills, Galveston.
  • The following appeared on 19 April 1917 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Miss Mary Berry and Mr. John G. Gregg of Galveston were united in marriage Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Lee on South Henderson street, Rev. Alfred Hill officiating.
         The only attendants were Miss Eloise Berry and Mr. T. J. Caldwell. Masters B. K. Goree Jr. and Welford Lomax were the ribbon bearers. Easter lilies, carnations and sweetpeas mingled with ferns and palms formed the decorations. Only a few intimate friends witnessed the ceremony.
         Among the out-of-town guests were Mrs. Alexander White Gregg Jr. of Palestine, Dr. and Mrs. George H. Lee, Miss Lee of Galveston, Mrs. Clarke Campbell, Miss Sue Campbell, Miss Martha Lockett of Austin, Miss Julie Lee Wren of Galveston, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Ponton of Houston, Mr. R. D. Goree of Knox City, Mrs. Ashley Poyner of Waco.
         Mrs. Gregg is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Berry of Bedford, Val, both deceased, and the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Lee.
         The groom, Mr. Gregg, is the son of Congressman A. W. Gregg of the Galveston district and is himself assistant attorney of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company, associated with the firm of Terry, Calvin & Mills, Galveston.
  • John Gideon Gregg registered for the draft on 31 May 1917 in Galveston County, Texas, while living with his wife at 2407 Avenue J in Galveston, and employed there as a lawyer with Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company.
  • Charles Kleber Lee and Lucie Frances Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1404 South Adams enumerated next to B. K. Goree and his wife Lucie Wren.. Other members of the household included John Gideon Gregg, Mary Annis Berry and Lucie Lee Gregg. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
  • He was an attorney with an oil company, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 1 September 1921 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Five years, for the delivery of a special delivery letter, is considered a little unusual, even in this day of delayed mail service.  However, it required five years, three months and twenty-nine days for a special delivery letter mailed in Galveston to reach its destination in Fort Worth.  The letter was written by John G. Gregg, now attorney for the Gulf Production Company, to his wife who was at the time Miss Mary Berry of Fort Worth. The letter was mailed on Sept. 17, 1915, and was received in Fort Worth Jan. 6, 1921. When received here the letter was in an excellent state of preservation. The paper had not even lost its original color.
         Gregg denied that the letter contained a proposal or anything of the kind. "No, it was just a plain letter," was his remark.
         "But I call that some time for the delivery of a letter," Gregg said.
  • John Gideon Gregg died on 2 October 1926 at age 37 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
  • His wife Mary Annis Berry became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at East Hill Cemetery in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 4 October 1926 in The Dallas Morning News: (Galveston, Oct. 3) Word has been received here of the death in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sunday of John C. Gregg, 36 years old, counsel for the Gulf Pipe Line Company and son of the late A. W. Gregg, Congressman from the Seventh Texas District. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, A. W. Gregg, Jr. of Washington and William Gregg, New York lawyer; his wife and two children.
         Funeral arrangements are not known here, although it is thought interment will be in the family plot at Palestine.
  • Last Edited: 10 Dec 2012

Family: Mary Annis Berry b. 20 July 1895, d. 12 August 1944