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Elizabeth Thomas Griffith

GRIFFITH, THOMAS

Posted By: Marlene K. Skalberg (email)
Date: 10/28/2017 at 20:49:42

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Griffith died Monday at the home of her son, Frank Griffith in this city. She lacked only a few weeks of being 87 years of age and death resulted from the gradual wasting away of her strength on account of old age. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock and the services will be conducted by Rev. W. E. Adams of the Baptist Church. Interment will be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Two sons, Frank Griffith of this city and William E. Griffith now living in Council Bluffs, survive her. Her husband died several years ago. Mrs. Griffith was highly regarded in this community of which she had been a resident for many years.
Adams County Free Press, February 3,, 1904, page 8
Another aged and highly respected citizen has been called home in the person of Mrs. James Griffith, who died at the residence of her son, Frank Griffith of this city at 11:15 last Monday morning at the advanced age of 86 years, 11 months, and 16 days. She was born in Nicholas County Kentucky February 17, 1817 and in 1832 moved with her parents to Marion County, Indiana where she married James Griffith, (who died in Corning, January 4, 1900) on September 6, 1838. In 1844 they moved to the then territory of Wisconsin and in 1868 to Corning where they both resided the remainder of their lives. To this union was born four children, three sons and one daughter, the daughter dying in Chicago in 1882 and a son at the age of four. The other two sons, Francis Griffith of this city and William E. Griffith of Council Bluffs survive her. The funeral services were held from the Baptist Church of which she was a consistent member, having united with the church at Washburn, Wisconsin, at 3 p.m. Wednesday conducted by W. E. Adams. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Adams County Free Press, Saturday, February 6, 1904, page 4


 

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