Benjamin Franklin Riffle

14 April 1849–23 July 1931 (Age 82)
Braxton, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Riffle was born on 14 April 1849, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States, his father, Absalom R. Riffle, was 41 and his mother, Susannah "Susan" Robinson, was 37. He married Grace Conrad on 18 August 1894, in Meigs, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Braxton, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Saltlick, Braxton, West Virginia, United States for about 50 years. He died on 23 July 1931, in Orlando, Braxton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters, Braxton, West Virginia, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Riffle
Grace Conrad
Marriage: 18 August 1894
William Riffle
Maggie Riffle
Newton Riffle

Spouse and Children

18 August 1894
Meigs, Ohio, United States


    William Riffle



    Maggie Riffle


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 12

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Riffel or of the Swiss German family names Rüfle, Ruefli, Rüfli, or Rüeffli, all from pet forms of Rudolf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • B F Riffle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Benjamin F Riffle in household of Absalom Riffle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Riffle in household of Absolum Riffle, "United States Census, 1860"

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