Wilda Sherwin Griffith

20 March 1912–21 July 1995 (Age 83)
Hampton, Franklin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Wilda Sherwin

When Wilda Sherwin Griffith was born on 20 March 1912, in Hampton, Franklin, Iowa, United States, her father, Howard Coleman Griffith, was 47 and her mother, Iona Love Sherwin, was 42. She married Kenneth Roland Sifert in 1929. She lived in Mason Township, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 21 July 1995, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

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Kenneth Roland Sifert
Wilda Sherwin Griffith
Marriage: 1929

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 22

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

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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Story Highlight

Wilda Sherwin Griffith Sifert

As far as I know everyone that knew my Mom had great memories of her. She was the youngest child having four older sisters and and 1 older brother. She often said she was spoiled when she was young …

Sources (3)

  • Wilda Sifert in household of Kenneth R Sifert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilda S Griffith in household of Howard C Griffith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilda Griffith in household of Harold C Griffith, "United States Census, 1920"

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