Clyde Eugene Griffis

Brief Life History of Clyde Eugene

When Clyde Eugene Griffis was born on 17 February 1867, in Pacific Junction, Mills, Iowa, United States, his father, Hezekiah King Griffis III, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Maria Sawyer, was 27. He married Bertha Lillian Douglass on 12 January 1896, in Edgemont, Fall River, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Dudley, Fall River, South Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 28 July 1921, in Edgemont, Fall River, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Buffalo Gap, Custer, South Dakota, United States.

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Clyde Eugene Griffis
Bertha Lillian Douglass
Marriage: 12 January 1896
Dorothy May Griffis
Elva Cordelia Griffis
William Nathaniel Griffis
Ardis Marjorie Griffis

Sources (48)

  • C E Griffis, "South Dakota State Census, 1905"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Clyde Eugene GRIFFIS - birth: 17 February 1867; Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Utah, Select Marriages, 1887-1966

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1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


Historical Boundaries: 1871: Mills, Iowa, United States

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Welsh Griffiths .

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

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Moved from notes:Info gathered by Robert Walker

CLYDE EUGENE GRIFFIS and Family Clyde Eugene GRIFFIS was born 17 Feb 1867, in Pacific Junction, Mills County, Iowa, the fourth child and third son of Hezekiah King and Sarah Marie Sawyer GRIFFIS. Th …

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