Mary Violenda Griffey

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

The Life Summary of Mary Violenda

When Mary Violenda Griffey was born on 26 February 1850, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, William Allen 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
Mary Violenda Griffey
Marriage: August 1868
Thomas H. Spiker
Minnie Spiker
Charles H. Spiker
James B. Spiker
Aery Francis Spiker
Samuel J. Spiker
Lola Belva Spiker
Thomas Elsworth " Elgie" Spiker
George Morris Spiker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    August 1868Clarke, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    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 The Amendment was later repealed.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 (Clare): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha (see Griffin ).

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Mary Griffith in entry for Minnie Mae Logan, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • 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"

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