Name: James Lewis GRIFFITH
Birth: 4 MAR 1849 in Somerset Co. PA 1
Death: 23 JAN 1924 in Bolivar, Westmoreland Co. PA 1 2
Burial: West Fairfield Cemetery, West Fairfield, Westmoreland Co. PA
Change Date: 30 APR 2014
1880 PA Census: Westmoreland Co. St. Clair Twp. ed 122, p. 8, lines 30-39
Series T9, roll 1205, dwelling 71, family 73, 7 June 1880
Elizabeth MYERS, age 58, Single, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
David [MYERS], age 47, brother, single, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
Thomas WADE, age 71, uncle, widowed, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
Louis GRIFFITH, age 30, son-in-law, married, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
Phebe [GRIFFITH], age 39, wife of G., married, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
Robert STEEL, age 14, no relation, b. Iowa, parents b. Penna.
Elizabeth J. GRIFFITH, age 6, dau of Griff.
Geo. Myers [GRIFFITH], age 4, son of Griff.
Anna P. [GRIFFITH], age 2, dau of Griff.
Myrtle [GRIFFITH], age 1, dau of Griff.
1900 PA Census: Indiana Co. West Wheatfield Twp. ed 66, p. 5a, lines 8-14
Series T623, roll 1416, dwelling 76, family 80, 5 June 1900
James L. GRIFFITH, Boarder, Mar 1847, age 53, marr. 29 yrs, b. Penna., parents b. Penna., Stationary Fireman
[boarding with William (June 1855) & Susan (Aug 1851) BOWSER and their four children]
1910 PA Census: Westmoreland Co. New Florence Borough, Chestnut St., ed 170, p. 4b, lines 60-64
Series T624, roll 1430, dwelling 83, family 83, 18 April 1910
Edward KOOKENBROD, Head, age 33, marr. (1st time) 6 yrs, b. Penna., father b. Germany, mother b. Penna., Teamster
Annie S., wife, age 33, marr. (1st time) 6 yrs, 2 children / 2 surviving, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
Herbert R., son, age 4; Virginia M., dau, age 3
James L. GRIFFITH, father-in-law, age 61, divorced, b. Penna., parents b. Penna., Laborer: Water Works
1920 PA Census: Westmoreland Co. New Florence Borough, Vine St., ed 171, p. 5b, lines 91-96
Series T625, roll 1663, dwelling 133, family 136, 15 January 1920
James L. GRIFFITH, Head, owns home, free of mortgage, age 70, divorced, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
Annie A. STEELE, Head, rents, age 46, widowed, b. Penna., parents b. Penna., Washerwoman: At Home
Helen, dau, age 12; John R., son, age 13; Rebecca, dau, age 11; Ruth, dau, age 11
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Certificate of Death
Place of Death: Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County
Full Name: JAMES L. GRIFFITH
Personal and Statistical Particulars
Color or Race: White
Marital Status: Divorced
Date of Birth: March 4, 1849
Age: 74y 10m 19d
Name of Father: James L. Griffith
Birthplace of Father: Somerset Co. Pa.
Maiden Name of Mother: Pheobe Hair [Snyder erased]
Birthplace of Mother: Pa.
Informant: Geo. M. Griffith, Bolivar, Pa.
Medical Certificate of Death:
Date of Death: Jany. 23, 1924, 2 p.m.
Cause of Death: Acute Bronchitis
Contributory: Chronic Myocarditis
Signature: L.J. Reese, M.D., 1/24/24, Bolivar, Pa.
Burial: Pres[by]terian Cemetery, West Fairfield, Jan. 26, 1924
Undertaker: John M. Clarke, New Florence
Note: The informant for Mr. Griffith's death certificate was his son George M. Griffith, who mistakenly provided the names of his own parents, rather than his father's parents.
Indiana, PA: Indiana Weekly Messenger, issue of Thursday, 31 January 1924, p. 4, col. 2
G.L. Griffith, aged 74 years, died on Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.J. Cline, of Bolivar. The funeral services were conducted on Saturday at the home of Mrs. Ida Smith, of New Florence, and interment followed in the cemetery at that place.
[Decedent's name was James Lewis Griffith - ed.]
West Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
Transcribed 26 June 2001 by Michael Scott Caldwell
J.L. GRIFFITH | MAR. 4. 1849 | JAN. 23. 1924
Father: Hiram GRIFFITH b: 1819 in PA
Mother: Rebecca J. HAIR b: 9 APR 1819 in Jenner Twp. Somerset Co. PA
Phoebe SNYDER b: 23 DEC 1849 in St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
- Elizabeth J. GRIFFITH b: 4 FEB 1872 in St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
- George Myers GRIFFITH b: 13 APR 1876 in New Florence, Westmoreland Co. PA
- Anna C. GRIFFITH b: SEP 1877
- Myrtle A. GRIFFITH b: 22 MAR 1879 in New Florence, St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
- Ida Mae GRIFFITH b: 22 OCT 1881 in St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
- James Franklin GRIFFITH b: 21 NOV 1883
- Chauncey D. GRIFFITH b: 6 NOV 1885 in New Florence, St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
- Albert L. GRIFFITH b: 22 NOV 1888 in St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
- Text: Tombstone.
Date: 29 AUG 2011
- Title: Indiana, PA: Indiana Weekly Messenger
Date: 27 AUG 2010
Page: obituary, issue of Thursday, 31 January 1924, p. 4, col. 2
- Text: 1900 PA Census
Date: 29 AUG 2011