Griffith Jenkins Griffith

Male4 January 1850–6 July 1919

Brief Life History of Griffith Jenkins

When Griffith Jenkins Griffith was born on 4 January 1850, in Bettws, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Griffith Morgan Griffiths, was 19 and his mother, Mary David, was 17. He married Mary Agnes Christina Mesmer on 27 January 1887, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 6 July 1919, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Griffith Jenkins Griffith
Mary Agnes Christina Mesmer
Marriage: 27 January 1887
Vandell Mowry Griffith

Sources (14)

  • Griffith J Griffith in entry for Mary A C Griffith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • G J Griffith in entry for Van M Griffith and Constance Frey Clark, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Griffith J Griffith, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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  • Marriage
    27 January 1887Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

    Age 17

    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 20

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh (Carmarthenshire and western England): from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief, lord’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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