Clyde Eugene Griffis

17 February 1867–28 July 1921 (Age 54)
Pacific Junction, Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

12 January 1896
Edgemont, Fall River, South Dakota, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Clara Velnetta Griffis


    Morse Griffis


    Franklin Griffis




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

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.
1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

Age 1

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 15

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

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths .

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

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Story Highlight

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 …

Sources (3)

  • C E Griffis, "South Dakota State Census, 1905"
  • Clyde Griffen in household of Hezekiah Griffen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clyde E Griffin, "United States Census, 1900"

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