Mary Violenda Griffey

26 February 1850–7 October 1911 (Age 61)
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Violenda

When Mary Violenda Griffey was born on 26 February 1850, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, William A. Griffey, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Denison, was 33. She married Thomas Lafayette Spiker in August 1868, in Clarke, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Rockford Township, Gage, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Rockford, Gage, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 7 October 1911, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Holmesville, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lafayette Spiker
1839–1920
Mary Violenda Griffey
1850–1911
Marriage: August 1868
Thomas H. Spiker
1867–
Minnie Spiker
1870–1939
Charles H. Spiker
1873–1937
James B. Spiker
1875–1885
Aery Francis Spiker
1878–1943
Samuel J. Spiker
1881–
Lola Belva Spiker
1884–1964
Thomas Elsworth " Elgie" Spiker
1886–1937
George Morris Spiker
1889–1958

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
August 1868
Clarke, Iowa, United States
children

(9)

    Thomas H. Spiker

    Male1867–Male

    Minnie Spiker

    Female1870–1939Female

    Charles H. Spiker

    Male1873–1937Male

    James B. Spiker

    Male1875–1885Male

    Female1878–1943Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William A. Griffey

    Male1814–1890Male

    Female1816–1864Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1839–1916Male

    William Franklin Griffey

    Male1844–1924Male

    Laura Griffey

    Female1845–Female

    Marion Griffey

    Male1848–Male

    Female1850–1911Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 7

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 17

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ( see Griffin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary V Spiner in household of Thomas L Spiner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • M B Spiker in household of Thomas Spiker, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Mary Spiker in household of Thomas Spiker, "United States Census, 1870"

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