Thomas William "Bill" Griffiths

Brief Life History of Thomas William "Bill"

When Thomas William "Bill" Griffiths was born on 26 January 1880, in Port Sorell, Tasmania, Australia, his father, Sydney Prymont Griffiths, was 34 and his mother, Mary Anne Williams, was 31. He married Janet Cunningham on 30 December 1891, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He died on 19 September 1961, in Ballina, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 81, and was buried in East Ballina Cemetery, East Ballina, New South Wales, Australia.

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Thomas William "Bill" Griffiths
Amelia Williams
Marriage: 1907
Dulcie Griffiths
Elizabeth Griffiths

Sources (5)

  • Thomas William Griffen, "Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980"
  • Thomas William Griffiths, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas William Griffen, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"

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Name Meaning

Welsh (Glamorgan and western England): Anglicized form of the patronymic (ap) Gruffudd, from Old Welsh Grippiud (see Griffith ).

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

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