Florence Rose Griffith

15 October 1899–2 September 1983 (Age 83)
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Florence Rose

When Florence Rose Griffith was born on 15 October 1899, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, her father, William Newland Griffith, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Brandon, was 28. She married Guy Milton Dial in 1934, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Manson, Chelan, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 9 Pine Forest, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 2 September 1983, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Chelan Fraternal Cemetery, Chelan, Chelan, Washington, United States.

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Guy Milton Dial
Florence Rose Griffith
Marriage: 1934
Sam Elgin Dial

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Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Frederick Weyerhaeuser's Logging Business

Age 1

Weyerhaeuser Company started with 900,000 acres of timberland, with barely 3 employees and a small office in Tacoma, Washington. It has grown to become one of the largest sustainable forest products companies in the world.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 22

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

Welsh: 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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Sources (3)

  • Infant Griffith in household of W N Griffith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence R Griffith in household of Willie N Griffith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Griffith in household of Willie N Griffith, "United States Census, 1920"

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