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  • ID: I3806
  • _UID: 501055E028E6426AB80F559037021766B173
  • Name: James Lewis GRIFFITH
  • Sex: M
  • 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
  • Note:

    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
    Sex: Male
    Color or Race: White
    Marital Status: Divorced
    Date of Birth: March 4, 1849
    Age: 74y 10m 19d
    Occupation: Laborer
    Birthplace: Penna.
    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

    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
    ___________________________
  • Change Date: 30 APR 2014



    Father: Hiram GRIFFITH b: 1819 in PA
    Mother: Rebecca J. HAIR b: 9 APR 1819 in Jenner Twp. Somerset Co. PA

    Marriage 1 Phoebe SNYDER b: 23 DEC 1849 in St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
    • Married: ABT 1872 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth J. GRIFFITH b: 4 FEB 1872 in St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
    2. Has No Children George Myers GRIFFITH b: 13 APR 1876 in New Florence, Westmoreland Co. PA
    3. Has Children Anna C. GRIFFITH b: SEP 1877
    4. Has No Children Myrtle A. GRIFFITH b: 22 MAR 1879 in New Florence, St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
    5. Has No Children Ida Mae GRIFFITH b: 22 OCT 1881 in St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
    6. Has No Children James Franklin GRIFFITH b: 21 NOV 1883
    7. Has No Children Chauncey D. GRIFFITH b: 6 NOV 1885 in New Florence, St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA
    8. Has Children Albert L. GRIFFITH b: 22 NOV 1888 in St. Clair Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA

    Sources:
    1. Text: Tombstone.
      Date: 29 AUG 2011
    2. Title: Indiana, PA: Indiana Weekly Messenger
      Repository: Newspaper
      Date: 27 AUG 2010
      Page: obituary, issue of Thursday, 31 January 1924, p. 4, col. 2
    3. Text: 1900 PA Census
      Date: 29 AUG 2011

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