Luther W. Griffin

April 1871–1915 (Age 43)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Luther W.

When Luther W. Griffin was born in April 1871, in Iowa, United States, his father, George Henry Griffin, was 30 and his mother, Abigal T. Mosher, was 29. He married Statira L. Dake on 16 July 1893, in Melrose Township, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Evangeline Township, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1915, in Washington Township, Bremer, Iowa, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Evangeline Township Cemetery, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther W. Griffin
1871–1915
Statira L. Dake
1877–
Marriage: 16 July 1893
Levi Griffin
1895–1975
Gertrude Eulalia Griffin
1897–1942
Fred William Griffin
1903–1965

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 July 1893
Melrose Township, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States
children

(3)

    Male1895–1975Male

    Gertrude Eulalia Griffin

    Female1897–1942Female

    Fred William Griffin

    Male1903–1965Male

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siblings

(12)

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 13

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Luther Griffin in household of George Griffin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Luther Griffin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Luther W Griffin, "United States Census, 1910"

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