Isadore Lodena Griffith

22 January 1861–21 August 1962 (Age 101)
Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States

The Life of Isadore Lodena

When Isadore Lodena Griffith was born on 22 January 1861, in Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, her father, Daniel Griffeth, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Minerva Burgess Griffeth, was 30. She married Bert Hartwell Failing on 10 November 1881, in St. Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Pine River Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 21 August 1962, in Barstow, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 101.

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Bert Hartwell Failing
Isadore Lodena Griffith
Marriage: 10 November 1881
Enos Burr Failing
Bruce E. Failing
Archie Failing
Gladys Hula FAILING
Dewey Ulysses FAILING
Duff Utridge FAILING

Spouse and Children

10 November 1881
St. Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 8

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 29

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.

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)

  • Isadore Griffith in household of Danl Griffith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dora Griffith in household of Daniel Griffith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dora Failing in household of Bert Failing, "United States Census, 1920"

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