Thomas GRIFFIN, 18521924 (aged 71 years)

Name
Thomas /GRIFFIN/
Birth
Note: Thomas was probably born in Cartwright Township, Durham Co Ontario. His parents had immigrated from Ireland just a year before his birth and were living in Cartwright in the 1851 and 1861 censuses.
Census
Note: 1920 census Thomas is living in Grand Forks with his daughter Fleda.

1920 census Thomas is living in Grand Forks with his daughter Fleda.

W.J Watt 41
Fleda 35
Donald 13
Thomas Griffin 67 Canada

Birth of a brother
Note: Entry from Record Book of St John's Parish, Blackpool, Cartwright Township found in the Anglican Archives in Toronto: Peter, son of Thomas and Jane Griffin, Cartwright, Farmer. Born Oct 24, 1855, Baptized June 7, 1856.

Entry from Record Book of St John's Parish, Blackpool, Cartwright Township found in the Anglican Archives in Toronto: Peter, son of Thomas and Jane Griffin, Cartwright, Farmer. Born Oct 24, 1855, Baptized June 7, 1856.

Marriage license also says he was born in Cartwright, which is also borne out by the census of 1861.

Birth of a brother
Death of a maternal grandfather
Note: It is reported that James Saunders was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in nearby Prince Albert Ontario.
Marriage
Birth of a daughter
Residence
1880 (aged 27 years)
Note: Thomas was living in ND with other settlers from Howick. Ellen must have remained in Ontario for a while after their marriage.

Thomas was living in ND with other settlers from Howick. Ellen must have remained in Ontario for a while after their marriage.

1880 United States Federal Census about Thomas Griffin
Rye, Grand Forks, Dakota Territory
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Household Members:
Name Age
John S. Milne 43
Thomas Griffin 28
William Giles 24

Birth of a daughter
Death of a maternal grandmother
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Death of a father
Property
Farm Homestead
1888 (aged 35 years)
Note: Thomas Griffin patented a homestead in Rye Township: 152N Range 51W NW¼ Section 20 Grand Forks County, ND.
Death of a mother
after 1890 (aged 37 years)
Note: Jane was listed with her daughter Margaret Phair's family in Forwich in 1891 census of Ontario.
Death of a wife
Note: From: The DAILY HERALD, Grand Forks, May 26,1891

From: The DAILY HERALD, Grand Forks, May 26,1891

Sudden Death. The sad announcement is made of the death of Mrs. Ellen, wife of Thomas Griffin, a farmer residing in Rye township. Her death occurred yesterday morning at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Belle Millen, 1023 Cheyenne Ave, this city. Mrs. Griffin was nearly 37 years of age and her death from some lung trouble. The sympathies of the HERALD are extended to the bereaved friends.

Marriage of a daughter
Marriage of a daughter
Note: From Grand Forks Evening News, Nov 21 1907, "Mrs. WJ Watt and Misses Lottie and Margaret Griffin returned last evening from Larimore where they were guests yesterday at the wedding of Miss Dolores Griffin and Mr Frank McCabe, popular young people of that city."
Death of a brother
March 27, 1912 (aged 60 years) Age: 57
Note: From North Dakota Death Records:

From North Dakota Death Records:

Peter Griffin, Grand Forks, age 57, DOB 10/24/1854, Death 3/27/1912.

Death of a sister
Death of a brother
Event
Note: Thomas and the girls spent the summers on the farm and rented a house in Grand Forks during the winter.
Death
Note: From Grand Forks Newspaper:

From Grand Forks Newspaper:

THOMAS GRIFFIN TO BE BURIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for Thomas Griffin, Kellys farmer, who died here Sunday, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the First Baptist church. Rev. A Sterling Barner pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be made in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Miss Lottie Griffin of Watertown S.D., a daughter of the deceased arrived in the city Tuesday and another daughter , Miss Margaret Griffin of Portland Ore., is expected here Thursday or Friday to attend the funeral. Another daughter, Mrs. Frank McCabe of Rio Hondo, Texas, will be unable to attend the funeral, it was announced last evening.

Family with parents
father
TomGriffinSr.jpg
18161887
Birth: about 1816 36 Knocknaboley Wicklow Ireland
Death: July 29, 1887Howick Township, Huron Co, Ontario Canada
mother
JaneSaunders.jpg
18211890
Birth: about 1821 30 24 Wicklow, Ireland
Death: after 1890
Marriage MarriageApril 11, 1844Co Wicklow, Ireland
10 months
elder brother
johngriffinCropped.jpg
18451922
Birth: February 5, 1845 29 24 Co Wicklow, Ireland
Death: November 23, 1922Crookston, Polk, MN
22 months
elder sister
18461920
Birth: November 17, 1846 30 25
Death: April 29, 1920Fordwich, Huron County Ontario
3 years
elder sister
18491936
Birth: June 8, 1849 33 28 Co Wicklow, Ireland
Death: November 6, 1936Cavalier Co, ND
3 years
himself
tgriffin.jpg
18521924
Birth: March 19, 1852 36 31 Durham Co, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 13, 1924Grand Forks, North Dakota
3 years
younger brother
petergriffin.jpg
18541912
Birth: October 24, 1854 38 33 Cartwright, Durham Co, Ont, Canada
Death: March 27, 1912North Dakota
12 years
younger brother
18661930
Birth: May 31, 1866 50 45
Death: February 21, 1930Chippewa Co, MI
Family with Ellen MILNE
himself
tgriffin.jpg
18521924
Birth: March 19, 1852 36 31 Durham Co, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 13, 1924Grand Forks, North Dakota
wife
ellen.jpg
18541891
Birth: August 15, 1854 41 41 Ontario Canada
Death: May 25, 1891Grand Forks Co, North Dakota
Marriage MarriageJanuary 29, 1878Congregational Church, Howick, Huron Co, Ontario
3 years
daughter
delores2.jpg
18801965
Birth: November 15, 1880 28 26 Grand Forks Co, North Dakota
Death: September 27, 1965San Benito, Cameron, Texas
-21 months
daughter
CharlottaGriffinCropped.jpg
18791974
Birth: January 26, 1879 26 24 Howick, Huron Ontario
Death: March 17, 1974Portland Oregon
5 years
daughter
FredaGriffinCropped.jpg
18841964
Birth: January 26, 1884 31 29 Grand Forks Co, North Dakota
Death: January 1, 1964Washington State
23 months
daughter
MargaretRedmonOverFalls.jpg
18851991
Birth: December 30, 1885 33 31 Grand Forks Co, North Dakota
Death: July 28, 1991Portland Oregon
Birth

Thomas was probably born in Cartwright Township, Durham Co Ontario. His parents had immigrated from Ireland just a year before his birth and were living in Cartwright in the 1851 and 1861 censuses.

Census

1920 census Thomas is living in Grand Forks with his daughter Fleda.

W.J Watt 41
Fleda 35
Donald 13
Thomas Griffin 67 Canada

Residence

Thomas was living in ND with other settlers from Howick. Ellen must have remained in Ontario for a while after their marriage.

1880 United States Federal Census about Thomas Griffin
Rye, Grand Forks, Dakota Territory
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Household Members:
Name Age
John S. Milne 43
Thomas Griffin 28
William Giles 24

Property

Thomas Griffin patented a homestead in Rye Township: 152N Range 51W NW¼ Section 20 Grand Forks County, ND.

Event

Thomas and the girls spent the summers on the farm and rented a house in Grand Forks during the winter.

Death

From Grand Forks Newspaper:

THOMAS GRIFFIN TO BE BURIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for Thomas Griffin, Kellys farmer, who died here Sunday, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the First Baptist church. Rev. A Sterling Barner pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be made in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Miss Lottie Griffin of Watertown S.D., a daughter of the deceased arrived in the city Tuesday and another daughter , Miss Margaret Griffin of Portland Ore., is expected here Thursday or Friday to attend the funeral. Another daughter, Mrs. Frank McCabe of Rio Hondo, Texas, will be unable to attend the funeral, it was announced last evening.

Media object

L-R: Charlotta, William (Peck) Watt, Margaret,Thomas Griffin,Freda,Dolores

Media object

This tintype was sent to me by Margaret GRIFFIN about 1980. There was no identification on the tintype but she speculated it was her older sisters.