Tom McCabes Genealogy 2022

Young Margaret Griffin

Margaret Anderson GRIFFINAge: 105 years18851991

Margaret Anderson GRIFFIN
Given names
Margaret Anderson
Married name
Margaret Anderson Redman
Birth December 30, 1885 33 31

Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas GRIFFIN
July 29, 1887 (Age 18 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane SAUNDERS
after 1890 (Age 4 years)

Note: Jane was listed with her daughter Margaret Phair's family in Forwich in 1891 census of Ontario.
Death of a motherEllen MILNE
May 25, 1891 (Age 5 years)
Note: From: The DAILY HERALD, Grand Forks, May 26,1891
Death of a maternal grandmotherIsabella Booth SCOTT
May 6, 1896 (Age 10 years)
Note: She is buried in Grand Forks Cemetery according to the Grand Forks Herald, May 7 1896, \"The funera…
Census 1910 (Age 24 years)
Note: Margaret worked in Larimore before she moved west to Oregon.
Death of a fatherThomas GRIFFIN
January 13, 1924 (Age 38 years)
Note: From Grand Forks Newspaper:
MarriageFrank McIntosh REDMANView this family
July 24, 1929 (Age 43 years)

Death of a sisterMary Fleda Georgina “Fred” GRIFFIN
January 1, 1964 (Age 78 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Fleda Georgina “Fred” GRIFFIN
May 12, 1964 (Age 78 years)
Death of a sisterDolores Jane Isabel GRIFFIN
September 27, 1965 (Age 79 years)
Death of a husbandFrank McIntosh REDMAN
July 10, 1972 (Age 86 years)
Death of a sisterCharlotte Gardena “Lotta” GRIFFIN
March 17, 1974 (Age 88 years)
Note: Lottie moved from Montana to live with her sister Margaret in Portland Oregon a few years before her death. Margaret said that Lottie was in poor health and hardly ever moved from her chair in the living room after she came to live in Portland.
Burial of a sisterCharlotte Gardena “Lotta” GRIFFIN
March 1974 (Age 88 years)
Cemetery: Portland Memorial Museum
Note: Obituary March 20,1974 Portland Oregonian:
Death July 28, 1991 (Age 105 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 29, 1878Congregational Church, Howick, Huron Co, Ontario
3 years
elder sister
-22 months
elder sister
Young Charlotte GriffinCharlotte Gardena “Lotta” GRIFFIN
Birth: January 26, 1879 26 24Howick, Huron Ontario
Death: March 17, 1974Portland Oregon
5 years
elder sister
23 months
Family with Frank McIntosh REDMAN - View this family
Marriage: July 24, 1929
Frank McIntosh REDMAN + Alice BEST - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: September 25, 1907New York
11 months


Margaret worked in Larimore before she moved west to Oregon.

1910 Census Margrat Griffin, 24 Birthplace: North Dakota Larimore Ward 3, Grand Forks, North Dakota Relation to Head of House: Boarder Occupation: Stenographer


Named after her great grandmother, Margaret Anderson of Scotland and Ontario.


Margaret was a long time member of the mountaineering club Mazamas of Portland Oregon. She was the first woman to climb Rooster Rock in the Columbia River just east of Portland.

Margaret climbed her last mountain at 70 years of age. She once said " I used to say that it would break my heart if I couldn't climb mountains but after turning 70 she thought climbing mountains would break her heart!!"

BirthMargaret Describes Her Birth Day in Rye, Dakota Territory
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EducationMargaret Describes her school years.
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Media objectShe Was a Daredevil!!She Was a Daredevil!!
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Media objectMargaret in Reflective PoseMargaret in Reflective Pose
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