Gordon Alfred Griffin

Male1 April 1923–10 May 1969

Brief Life History of Gordon Alfred

When Gordon Alfred Griffin was born on 1 April 1923, in Ruakaka, Northland, New Zealand, his father, Charles George Griffin, was 35 and his mother, Hazel Celia Cosgrave, was 21. He died on 10 May 1969, in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 46, and was buried in Māngere, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Charles George Griffin
Hazel Celia Cosgrave
Norman Hector Griffin
Albert Ivan Griffin
Victor Allen Griffin
Gordon Alfred Griffin
Pearl Rossetta Griffin
Nita Griffin
Hector John Griffin
Merven Stanley Griffin
Wilfred Griffin

Sources (3)

  • Gordon Alfred Griffin in household of Charles George Griffin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gordon Griffin - Individual or family possessions: baptism:

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World Events (6)


Age 16

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 20

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 

1950 · The Wool Boom

Age 27

The Wool Boom was one of the greatest economic booms in the history of New Zealand. It was brought about by the need of wool from the United States during the Korean War. After the boom, the export price of wool has declined by 40% and the population of sheep on the Islands has continued to rise. 

Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Gruffin, Griffin, a pet form of Middle Welsh Gruffudd. In the Welsh border counties this name was introduced directly from Welsh, and in the eastern counties of England by Bretons from France who came over with the Norman conquest.

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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