Griffith Jenkins Griffith

Brief Life History of Griffith Jenkins

Griffith Jenkins Griffith was born on 4 January 1850, in Bettws, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom as the son of Griffith Morgan Griffith and Margaret Jenkins. 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 (16)

  • Jenkins Griffith in household of Henry Craig, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Giffith J Griffith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • G P Griffith, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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Historical Boundaries: 1856: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

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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