Emily M. Griffin

23 March 1842–30 August 1929 (Age 87)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Emily M.

When Emily M. Griffin was born on 23 March 1842, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Hiram Griffin, was 31 and her mother, Helen Emily McCall, was 23. She married George Lewis Colby on 3 December 1867, in Montrose, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Montrose, Dane, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 August 1929, in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87.

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George Lewis Colby
Emily M. Griffin
Marriage: 3 December 1867

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World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital
Age 5
The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
Age 12
A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented
Age 25
A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

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

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Sources (13)

  • Emily ? Griffen in household of Hiram Griffen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Griffin in household of Hiram Griffin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily M Colby in household of Frank Dail, "United States Census, 1900"

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