Elliot Woodford Griffith

29 January 1877–4 December 1943 (Age 66)
West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Elliot Woodford

When Elliot Woodford Griffith was born on 29 January 1877, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Washington Griffith, was 18 and his mother, Mary Lilly Pauley, was 16. He married Lauretta Belle Hall in 1897. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Berlin, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Duval District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 4 December 1943, in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Sod, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Elliot Woodford Griffith
Lauretta Belle Hall
Marriage: 1897
Eva Lula Griffith
Goldie Ethna Griffith
Elmer Northcot Griffith

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 4
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building
Age 7
The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 19
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (12)

  • Eliot W Griffith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elliott Griffith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elliott W Griffith, "United States Census, 1900"

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