Albert James GRIFFIN, 18661930 (aged 63 years)

Name
Albert James /GRIFFIN/
Given names
Albert James
Surname
GRIFFIN
Birth
May 31, 1866 50 45
Death of a maternal grandfather
Note: It is reported that James Saunders was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in nearby Prince Albert Ontario.
Death of a maternal grandmother
Death of a father
Residence
Note: Albert was a carpenter, according to the Sault Ste Marie City Directory.
Death of a mother
after 1890 (aged 23 years)
Note: Jane was listed with her daughter Margaret Phair's family in Forwich in 1891 census of Ontario.
Marriage
Note: Notice taken from the Sault Sainte Marie newspaper,

Notice taken from the Sault Sainte Marie newspaper,

Saturday May 14th 1898 Page 8
A double wedding was solemized by the Rev. C. P. Bates, at the Presbyterian parsonage last evening. The principals were George Jones of this city, and Mrs. Caterine Kause, of Toronto: Albert Griffin and Miss Isabella Madill, both of the Soo

From the IGI, an obvious mistake on the name of Albert's mother, Jane SAUNDERS and the bride's married name Madill

Albert Griffin
Birth: Huron Co, Ontario
Parents:
Father: Thomas Griffin
Mother: John Samules(sic)

Marriages:
Spouse: Isabella Hood Medill

13 MAY 1898 Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa, Michigan

Naturalization
February 1899 (aged 32 years)
Note: According to February 18, 1899 Sault Ste Marie newspaper article, Albert Griffin was listed as a person who had been admitted to full citizenship.
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Note: Offical record states her parents were A.J. and Isabella Griffin, both from Canada.
Family census
Note: Name: Albert Griffin

Name: Albert Griffin
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Canada English
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
Spouse's Name: Isabella
Home in 1910: Sault St Marie Ward 2, Chippewa, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Year of Immigration: 1889
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Griffin 43
Isabella Griffin 49
Margorie Griffin 10
Beatrice Griffin 8
Artice Madill 21

Death of a brother
March 27, 1912 (aged 45 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 daughter
Death of a sister
Death of a brother
Death of a brother
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.

Census
Note: Albert Griffin was still in Sault Ste Marie in 1920 census.

Albert Griffin was still in Sault Ste Marie in 1920 census.
He worked at Lincoln school according to his record.

Griffin Alfred(sic) J Head Male White 54 abt 1866 Married Canada Ireland Ireland 1888

Griffin Isabell Wife Female White abt 1920 Married Canada Scotland Scotland

Griffin Beatrice D Daughter Female White 17 abt 1903 Single Michigan

Death
Note: Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995

Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995

Name: Albert James Griffin
Birth Date: 31 May 1866
Birth Place: Canada
Death Date: 21 Feb 1930
Death Place: Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, MI
Burial Date: 24 Feb 1930
Cemetery Name: Pine Grove
Death Age: 63
Occupation: Janitor, Public School
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Thomas Griffin
Father Birth Place: Ireland
Mother Name: Jane Sanders
Mother Birth Place: Ireland
FHL Film Number: 1007570

Burial
Cemetery: Pine Grove Cemetery, Sault Ste Marie, MI
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
elder brother
tgriffin.jpg
18521924
Birth: March 19, 1852 36 31 Durham Co, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 13, 1924Grand Forks, North Dakota
3 years
elder brother
petergriffin.jpg
18541912
Birth: October 24, 1854 38 33 Cartwright, Durham Co, Ont, Canada
Death: March 27, 1912North Dakota
12 years
himself
18661930
Birth: May 31, 1866 50 45
Death: February 21, 1930Chippewa Co, MI
Family with Isabella HOOD
himself
18661930
Birth: May 31, 1866 50 45
Death: February 21, 1930Chippewa Co, MI
wife
18611953
Birth: 1861Ontario, Canada
Death: 1953
Marriage MarriageMay 13, 1898Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa, MI
14 months
daughter
18991919
Birth: June 1899 33 38 Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Death: March 29, 1919Sault Ste Marie, Chippewa Co, MI
3 years
daughter
William M MEDILL + Isabella HOOD
wife’s husband
wife
18611953
Birth: 1861Ontario, Canada
Death: 1953
Marriage MarriageDecember 23, 1879Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada
3 years
stepchild
8 years
stepdaughter
Residence

Albert was a carpenter, according to the Sault Ste Marie City Directory.

Marriage

Notice taken from the Sault Sainte Marie newspaper,

Saturday May 14th 1898 Page 8
A double wedding was solemized by the Rev. C. P. Bates, at the Presbyterian parsonage last evening. The principals were George Jones of this city, and Mrs. Caterine Kause, of Toronto: Albert Griffin and Miss Isabella Madill, both of the Soo

From the IGI, an obvious mistake on the name of Albert's mother, Jane SAUNDERS and the bride's married name Madill

Albert Griffin
Birth: Huron Co, Ontario
Parents:
Father: Thomas Griffin
Mother: John Samules(sic)

Marriages:
Spouse: Isabella Hood Medill

13 MAY 1898 Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa, Michigan

Naturalization

According to February 18, 1899 Sault Ste Marie newspaper article, Albert Griffin was listed as a person who had been admitted to full citizenship.

Family census

Name: Albert Griffin
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Canada English
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
Spouse's Name: Isabella
Home in 1910: Sault St Marie Ward 2, Chippewa, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Year of Immigration: 1889
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Griffin 43
Isabella Griffin 49
Margorie Griffin 10
Beatrice Griffin 8
Artice Madill 21

Census

Albert Griffin was still in Sault Ste Marie in 1920 census.
He worked at Lincoln school according to his record.

Griffin Alfred(sic) J Head Male White 54 abt 1866 Married Canada Ireland Ireland 1888

Griffin Isabell Wife Female White abt 1920 Married Canada Scotland Scotland

Griffin Beatrice D Daughter Female White 17 abt 1903 Single Michigan

Death

Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995

Name: Albert James Griffin
Birth Date: 31 May 1866
Birth Place: Canada
Death Date: 21 Feb 1930
Death Place: Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, MI
Burial Date: 24 Feb 1930
Cemetery Name: Pine Grove
Death Age: 63
Occupation: Janitor, Public School
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Thomas Griffin
Father Birth Place: Ireland
Mother Name: Jane Sanders
Mother Birth Place: Ireland
FHL Film Number: 1007570

Note

Albert inherited the family farm in Huron Co but evidently decided to move to Sault Ste MI in the US in 1891. He married Isabella Hood Madill, a widow, and raised his family there. He was listed as a carpenter with his family in the 1900,1910 and1920 censuses in Sault Ste but Isabella was listed as a widow in the 1930 census. His death date was given by relatives of his brother Thomas in ND. [Note: I am sure that the Albert Griffin of Sault Sainte is the same Albert, son of Thomas and Jane because the various corresponding facts such as name of father and mother, birth year and month, born in Huron Co ONT, immigration date in US corresponds to his disappearance from Huron records, and the fact he died about 1930 as family recordshad indicated.]

Note

Albert Griffin's family lived at 910 Minneapolis in Sault Ste MI, according to the 1917 city directory.