Griffith is the owner of a fine farm of one hundred and ninety acres in Elk township, a part of which is within the city limits
of Greeley. He carries on general farming
and is meeting with well deserved success. He was born upon the land which he
now owns on
the 7th of November, 1874, a son of Nathan and Nancy
(Landis) Griffith, who came of Pennsylvania Dutch stock. His paternal
grandparents came to Delaware county at an early date
in the history of this section and the father of our subject was a well
known farmer of this county, where he died November 17, 1906. The mother
survives and makes her home in Hopkinton. To their union were born two sons and
three daughters, namely: Ida, the wife of P. A. Irish, of Hopkinton; George W.,
of this review; Elsie, the wife of C. C.
Hoag; Alice, who married C. R. Nelson; and John, who conducts a garage in
George W. Griffith received his education in the public schools and assisted his
father in the work of the homestead, thus acquiring a detailed knowledge as to the best methods of agriculture.
After his father's death he engaged in
farming on his own account and in 1907 bought the homestead, since which time he has made a number of
improve ments, building a silo and needed outbuildings. The land is in a
high state of cultivation and as he is practical in his methods he harvests annually abundant crops which
bring a good price upon the market.
On the 14th of
September, 1904, Mr. Griffith was united in marriage with Miss Laura Whipple, a
daughter of J. D. and Sadie (Smith) Whipple, who are now conducting a hotel at
Edgewood. They were among the early settlers of this part of
the state and are widely known and highly respected in their locality. To Mr.
and Mrs. Griffith has been born a daughter, VaNita
Maud, whose birth occurred
June 13, 1905. Mr. Griffith is a republican and has
a member of the school board and as a member of the city council. He is a man of
marked civic spirit and is always glad to aid in any way within his power the
forces that make for the betterment of his community.