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: Insurance cases and notes, 1876-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Arthur Mitchell law review series Wills and estates of decedents, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: No.71 Insurance, American legal case districts, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Arthur Mitchell Law review Series Taxation, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Arthur Mitchell Law review series: Domestic Relations, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Legal cases involving land titles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Arthur Mitchell law review series Real property (including oil and gas), 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Laws relating to oil and gas Leases, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence to and from A.E. Naman and N.D. Naman, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Affidavits and correspondence from J.J. Greve to First Federal Savings and Loans Association, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Whitaker, Tilman vs. Arthur Ree Whitaker, July 17, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Houston Post, December 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1937-1949Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 14: Order of Sale in the estate of Clay Kemper Perkins, July 20, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Royalty Deed from Mrs. R.E. Cunningham to W. M. McCuistion, April 15, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence to, about and from L.O. Brown, April-May 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Three blank applications for subscription for Shares in the First Federal Savings and Loan Association Of Nacogdoches, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Warranty Deed, Robbie g. Beall Et ux to W.M. McCuistion Et ux, January 19, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence relating to the Queen City Oil Company, April-September, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Williams Matter, San Jacinto Co., 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hunt Plumbing Supply Company, 1930-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence To, From and about Mrs. Emma S. Johnson, October 15-16, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Distribution of Land, June 7, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Document Regarding a bill of sale, June 4, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Abstract of title for land being part of the J.M. Sierra grant, Nacogdoches county, Texas for O.S. HarrisAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Warranty Deed with Vendor"s Lien E.M. et al to W.M. McCuistion, September 27, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Documents regarding the estate of Sadie Harris, Deceased, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Documents relating to Willie Mae Clark of Galveston, Texas, 1954-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 29: S.B. Waters matters, 1947-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Holsomback vs. Wallace, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 31: EBA Johnstone matters, 1931-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Jack Teal, November 5, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Robert Lindsey et al to C.F. Smith, July 16,1917Add to your cart.
Warranty Deed
Folder 34: Mrs. Esther Lee Henderson Matters, 1948-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Oxsheer, W.E., Garrison, April 24, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Clara Trotty vs. J.C. Fields, Land Dispute, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 37: C.D. Greening matters, September 6, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Willie Mae Wilson matters, October 13, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 39: R.D. Stokes,Land lease matters, January 11, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 40: S.B. Water's matters, 1947-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Mr. Marlin Fuller matters, April 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Will Houis vs. Hymes Hollis a partition suit, May-August, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Robert Lindsey, July 8, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Bessie McBroom matters, January 4, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Matters relating to Terry Don Rasberry, a minor, Mrs. Maggie Cooper, Guardian, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Perkins Brothers Rent Account Cash Book, 1931-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Bankrupt petition and Schedules, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 48: J.C. Smith, 1944-1958Add to your cart.

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