Name: Frederick Samuel Gilmore GRIFFIN
Given Name: Frederick Samuel Gilmore
Birth: 5 Mar 1889 in Castleblaney, County Monaghan, Ireland
Death: 15 Jan 1946 in At Home, 231 Glengrove Ave., W. Toronto, Ontario, Canada of Heart Attack after shoveling snow from his driveway.
Burial: 18 Jan 1946 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Feature writer for The Toronto Star, a local newspaper.
Change Date: 6 Jul 2016 at 09:10
Starting as a cub reporter, Frederick ultimately became a f eaturewriter for both The Toronto Daily Star and the Toront o Star Weekly. Hewas a reporter for 30 years. As their Wa r Correstondent he wasoverseas for five years covering near ly every phase of Canada'sfighting forces, including Dunkir k, Dieppe, Sicily, Italy, D-Day andNorthwest Europe. He i s a member of Canadian Newsreporters Hall ofFame, inducte d in 1977 and was the author of two books, "Soviet Scene"an d "Variety Show". Before coming to Canada in 1912 he had be en ajunior master in a boy's grammer school in Ireland. Fir st job inCanada was in the basement of Eaton's, a large dep artment store.
On the night of Victor Ernest Griffin's death, back home i n Toronto,Fred and his mother heard a knock at the door o f the apartment. WhenFred went to answer there was no one a t the door. He returned to theroom and later there was a se cond knock at the door. Again Fredanswered but there was n o one present. Once more he returned to theroom and even la ter again there was a third knock at the door. Hedutifull y answered once more to the same result of no one there. Th eknocks ceased but the following day they received news tha t Victor hadbeen killed while on duty.
Father: John Gilmore GRIFFIN b: 23 Oct 1858 in Corrinary, County Monaghan or Liscalgot, Creggan Parish, Co. Armagh c: in Creggan
Mother: Eleanor Sarah PELAN b: Dec 1863 in Lurgen
Luella FLOOD b: 29 Oct 1894 in Ontario, Canada
10 Aug 1922
in Toronto, Canada
- Change Date:
22 Mar 2016
- Mary Eleanor GRIFFIN b: 16 May 1923 in Cottage Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada