Joseph V Stiff

Brief Life History of Joseph V

When Joseph V Stiff was born on 30 November 1889, in Lookout Mountain, Walker, Georgia, United States, his father, John Thomas Stiff, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth McKinley Griffin, was 45.

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John Thomas Stiff
Elizabeth McKinley Griffin
Mary Ellen Stiff
Thomas Stiff
Charles Franklin Stiff
John David Stiff
Richard H Stiff
Emma Julia Stiff
George Wiley Stiff Sr.
Cabell Stiff
Joseph V Stiff

Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Stiff - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Joseph Stiff
  • Joe V Stiff, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): nickname from Middle English stif ‘rigid, inflexible; resolute, steadfast’ (Old English stif), used either for someone who had difficulty in bending, or for someone who was resolute or steadfast.

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

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