Surname: Griffith

Wiltshire Griffith

Captain, Coast Artly.; of Henderson County; the son of the late R. H. and Mary C. Griffith. Husband of Inez W. Griffith. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Hendersonville. Sent to Ft. Caswell. Transferred to Ft. Monroe, from there to Ft. Caswell. Promoted to Capt. Nov. 25, 1917. In 6th Co. Nat’l Guard, N.C. Coast Artly. five years. Mustered into the Federal service as 6th Co. Cape Fear C. Artly. Mustered out at Ft. Caswell, April 9,...

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Dixie Lee Griffith

Sergt., 1st Co., 3rd M. M.; son of J. W. and M. B. Griffith; of Surry County. Entered service Dec. 12, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga.; transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France March 4, 1918. Was training for Air Gunner at St. Jean De Mon, France, at time peace was declared. Returned to United States June 29, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., July 14,...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of E. A. Griffith

E. A. Griffith, a well-known attorney and counselor at law of Geneva, Ontario county, New York, has, by his honorable efforts and moral attributes, carved out for himself friends, affluence and position. The strength and force of his character have overcome obstacles which to others have seemed well nigh insurmountable, but with boldness and enterprise he has conceived and executed projects while others were considering the means necessary to carry them out. Wellington Griffith, father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Pike, Wyoming county. New York, in 1835, and died in April, 1896. He was a farmer and very successful in his occupation. He married Elizabeth Jane, a daughter of Smith Ellis, also of Pike, New York. She is still living, an attendant of the Presbyterian church. E. A., son of Wellington and Elizabeth Jane (Ellis) Griffith, was born in the town of Covington, Wyoming county. New York, October 31, 1865. His elementary education was acquired in the common schools of the town of Pike, later attending Pike Seminary, and finally matriculating at Cornell University. from which institution he was graduated in 1893, with the degree of Doctor of Laws. He immediately established himself in the practice of his chosen profession, selecting Shortsville, New York, as a desirable location. His legal ability was soon recognized and he quickly acquired a large and lucrative practice, and a...

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Biographical Sketch of John Watson Griffith

John Watson, son of John Griffith, was born in Phelps, died there in 1897. He married Charlotte Malette, who died in 1894, daughter of Isaac Malette. He was also a farmer in Phelps. Children, born in Phelps: I-Ion. Frederick W., resides at Palmyra, New York. a state senator from his district; John C.; James M.; Willie W.; Mary E., married Carlton T. Chapman; Helena May, married Harry Wing, of Palmyra; Frank Allyn, mentioned...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank Allyn Griffith

Frank Allyn, son of John Watson Griffith, was born in Phelps, August 17, 1873, and was educated in the public schools of his native town and of Clifton Springs, New York. He commenced his business career as shipping clerk in the office of the Clifton Springs Manufacturing Company. After two years he returned, in 1893, to his native town and since then has followed farming there. In politics he is Republican, in religion a Methodist. He married, January 16, 1894, Christine Bennckenstein, born in New York City, daughter of Edward Bennckenstein, of New York City. Children: Charlotte, born March 12, 1895; Allyn Edward. born January i, 1898; Mary Elizabeth, born July 31,...

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Biographical Sketch of John Griffith

John Griffith, a native of Ireland and probably of the ancient Welsh family of this name, came to this country when a young man and settled in the town of Phelps, Ontario county, New York, where he followed farming. He became a representative and successful citizen. He married Polly Hobbs. In religion he was a Methodist, in politics a Republican. Children: Eveline, Lizzie Ann, Jane, Eliza. Joseph, John Watson, Jane,...

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Gale, Mildred Emily Griffith Mrs. – Obituary

Mildred Emily Gale, 92, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 17, 2009. For the past six years she had been with her daughter Pam Murphy and family in Boulder City, Nev. Several of the family had returned with her only the evening before to her big yellow house on the corner of College and B. Mildred’s services were at Gray’s West and Company July 24, 2009, followed by her burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery and a graciously hosted reception at the Methodist Church. The fifth of seven children, she was born Mildred Emily Griffith November 09, 1916, at Dixie, Oregon, to Glen and Gladys Griffith. After a glorious childhood in a loving family she graduated from Huntington High School in 1935 and Eastern Oregon Normal School in La Grande in 1937. While teaching at the Plano one-room school house she was wooed by Henry Gale, president of the local grange. She spent her second year as principal at Pleasant Valley and married Henry June 10, 1939. Henry’s grange sent them on their honeymoon to the San Francisco World Fair. For nearly 40 of their 50 years of marriage they owned and operated Gale’s Grocery (Market) on Broadway across from the Junior High School. Mildred, who both worked and played hard, enjoyed many pastimes—gardening, croquet, snow skiing, backpacking, and more. For several winters...

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Biography of George Bancroft Griffith

George Bancroft Griffith, a well-known littérateur residing in Lempster, N.H., was born February 28, 1841, in Newburyport, Mass. His parents, Robert and Charlotte (Merrill) Griffith, were both natives of that town, with whose mercantile interests his paternal grandfather, who also bore the name Robert, was for many years identified. The elder Robert Griffith married Nancy Bartlett, a native of West Newbury; and their family of seven children were as follows: Rufus, Robert, Augustus, Isaac, Angeline, Henrietta, and Elizabeth. Robert Griffith, Jr., George B. Griffith’s father, was reared and educated in Newburyport; and when a young man he entered the clothing business. He displayed a natural capacity for business pursuits, which gave unusually bright prospects for his future success; but he was not permitted to realize these anticipations, as his death occurred in August, 1849, when he was but thirty years old. His wife, Charlotte Merrill, who was a daughter of Samuel Merrill, died January 31, 1897. She was the mother of four children, namely: George B., the subject of this sketch; Robert; Willie; and Nancy, who died at the age of seventeen years. George Bancroft Griffith resided in Newburyport until after his father’s death, when he accompanied his mother to the neighboring town of Rowley, Mass. After graduating from Dummer Academy, South Byfield, Mass., he entered mercantile pursuits as a clerk in Newburyport. A short time later he went...

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