Griffith Jenkins Griffith

4 January 1850–6 July 1919 (Age 69)
Bettws, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Griffith Jenkins

When Griffith Jenkins Griffith was born on 4 January 1850, in Bettws, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Griffith Morgan Griffiths, was 19 and his mother, Margaret Jenkins, was 20. 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

27 January 1887
Los Angeles, California, United States


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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: The English form of the Welsh name Gryffydd, q.v.

Sources (3)

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

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