James Joseph Greve Papers, 1891-1956 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

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ID: B/112

Primary Creator: Greve, James Joseph (1880-1958)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Deeds -- Texas, East, Greve, James Joseph, 1880-1958, Law offices -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Lawyers -- Texas, East, Legal documents -- Texas, East, Wills -- Texas, East

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of a former Nacogdoches County, Texas, attorney regarding warranty deeds, execution of wills, deeds of sale, deeds of trust, oil and gas leases, divorces, quit claim deeds, promissory notes, fire insurance policy, field notes and vendors lien notes

Collection Historical Note

James Joseph Greve was born on a farm in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana on February 19, 1880 where he resided until moving with his parents at age ten to New Orleans, Louisiana. Greve finished his public school education in New Orleans, and then for the next five or six years pursued higher education attending night school. Around 1900, he also began working for the Morgans' Louisiana Railroad and Steamship Company, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Company. Greve remained in employ of LRSC until 1909 fulfilling various positions. On February 9, 1907, J. J. Greve married May Cauwenberg of New Orleans, Louisiana with whom he had four daughters: Irma, Elsie, Louise, and Bernie. In 1909, Greve was transferred to the general office of Southern Pacific at Houston, Texas, where he served in the Freight Claims Department. In 1914, he was appointed agent for the Southern Pacific office at Nacogdoches, Texas. While employed with Southern Pacific, Greve continued studying law, and on June 14, 1916 was admitted to the Texas State Bar. In early 1917, Greve left Nacogdoches for approximately the next two years to serve as agent for Southern Pacific in Houston during World War I. In December of 1918, after the Armistice, Greve was granted a leave of absence to pursue practicing law. Greve left Houston to return to Nacogdoches and began working at the law firm of C. A. Hodges. Hodges and Greve continued from that time forward as partners until the senior member of the firm passed away in 1933. After Hodges's death, Greve maintained the firm as his personal practice until Jack C. Pierce came to work at the firm in 1958. Pierce recalled that many people referred to Greve as Judge Greve, though Greve was not technically a judge. Greve earned a reputation in the community for being honest and fair and quit the practice of law just prior to his death on November 20, 1958.

Subject/Index Terms

Deeds -- Texas, East
Greve, James Joseph, 1880-1958
Law offices -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Lawyers -- Texas, East
Legal documents -- Texas, East
Wills -- Texas, East


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Folder 1: Papers relating to the A. J. Shelby lands, Nacogdoches County, Texas, August 6, 1902 - September 17, 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lawrence Sleet to Jim (James) Colston, Release of vendor's lien, J. F. Summers and B. V. Tucker to James Colston, Warranty Deed with Vendor's Lien, November 9, 1917, November 13, 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Business documents between L. G. Hanks and Mayer and Schmidt, Inc, 1904-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: L. J. Haltom et. al. to James Colston, Jim Colston to Lawrence Sleet, Warranty Deed Renewal, November 9, 1904, April 15, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 5: L.G. Hanks to W. T. Barrett, cancelled promissory notes, August 6, 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 6: L. G. Hanks to Mayer and Schmidt, cancelled promissory note, June 1, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter regarding a stock certificate from Grubstake Investment Association to Mr. W. M. McCuistion, October 18, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Mr. W. M. McCuistion, 23 personal checks and bank account statement, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: J. L. Kalb and Luna Kalb to W. C. Lilly, Warranty Deed with Vendor's Lien, October 4, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 10: J. C. Melton and M. E. Melton to J. F. Slay, Warranty Deed, J. A Scorgin to J. F Slay, Warranty Deed, November 13, 1916, November 13, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mr. W. M. McCuistion, 1956Add to your cart.
25 personal checks, 1 bank statement
Folder 12: John Doe to Mr. W. M. McCuistion, April 12, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Mr. W. M. McCuistion, 1919-1956Add to your cart.
bank statements, checks and overdraft charge slips
Folder 14: Charles Wright et. al. to S. B. Hayter and R. H. Hayter, Mechanic's Lien Contract, November 27, 1925Add to your cart.

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