Thomas GRIFFIN

Thomas GRIFFINAge: 7118521924

Name
Thomas GRIFFIN
Birth March 19, 1852
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.
Birth of a brotherPeter GRIFFIN
October 24, 1854 (Age 2)
Note: Entry from Record Book of St John's Parish, Blackpool, Cartwright Township found in the Anglican Arc…
Birth of a brotherAlbert James GRIFFIN
May 31, 1866 (Age 14)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJames SAUNDERS
December 21, 1875 (Age 23)
Note: It is reported that James Saunders was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in nearby Prince Albert Ontario.
MarriageEllen MILNEView family
January 29, 1878 (Age 25)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Charlotte Gardena “Lotta” GRIFFIN
January 26, 1879 (Age 26)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Dolores Jane Isabel GRIFFIN
November 15, 1880 (Age 28)
Census

Note: 1920 census Thomas is living in Grand Forks with his daughter Fleda.
Residence 1880 (Age 27)
Note: Thomas was living in ND with other settlers from Howick. Ellen must have remained in Ontario for a …
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary
March 22, 1882 (Age 30)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Fleda Georgina “Fred” GRIFFIN
January 26, 1884 (Age 31)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Margaret Anderson GRIFFIN
December 30, 1885 (Age 33)
Death of a fatherThomas GRIFFIN
July 29, 1887 (Age 35)
Property
Farm Homestead
1888 (Age 35)
Address: Townshp 152N Range 51W NW¼ Section 20 Grand Forks County, ND
Death of a wifeEllen MILNE
May 25, 1891 (Age 39)
Note: From: The DAILY HERALD, Grand Forks, May 26,1891
Death of a motherJane SAUNDERS
1891 (Age 38)

Marriage of a childWilliam J “Peck” WATTMary Fleda Georgina “Fred” GRIFFINView family
August 1905 (Age 53)
Marriage of a childFrancis Peter McCABEDolores Jane Isabel GRIFFINView family
Type: Religious marriage
November 20, 1907 (Age 55)
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 brotherPeter GRIFFIN
March 27, 1912 (Age 60) Age: 57
Note: From North Dakota Death Records:
Death of a sisterMargaret Jane GRIFFIN
April 29, 1920 (Age 68)
Death of a brotherJohn GRIFFIN
November 23, 1922 (Age 70)
Event

Note: Thomas and the girls spent the summers on the farm and rented a house in Grand Forks during the wint…
Death January 13, 1924 (Age 71)
Note: From Grand Forks Newspaper:
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: April 11, 1844Co Wicklow, Ireland
10 months
elder brother
21 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
3 years
younger brother
12 years
younger brother
Family with Ellen MILNE - View family
wife
 
Marriage: January 29, 1878Congregational Church, Howick, Huron Co, Ontario
3 years
daughter
-22 months
daughter
5 years
daughter
23 months
daughter

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

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.

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

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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.

MarriageMarriage Record in OntarioMarriage Record in Ontario
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PropertyThomas Griffin Homestead LocationThomas Griffin Homestead Location
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EventMargaret Describes Living on Farm and In Grand Forks
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Media objectGrandpa Griffin, Baby Vin, Frank and Gene McCabeGrandpa Griffin, Baby Vin, Frank and Gene McCabe
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Media objectArticle in Grand Forks Paper, 1886Article in Grand Forks Paper, 1886
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Media objectThe Griffin Girls (Dolores,Fleda,Margaret,Lotta)The Griffin Girls (Dolores,Fleda,Margaret,Lotta)
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Media objectProbably Lotta and Dolores Griffin - TintypeProbably Lotta and Dolores Griffin - Tintype
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Media objectThomas Griffin/Michael McCabe Elected Town Officers in 1887Thomas Griffin/Michael McCabe Elected Town Officers in 1887
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