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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Family Time Line

Charles George Griffin
1887–1984
Hazel Celia Cosgrave
1901–1967
Norman Hector Griffin
1920–2005
Albert Ivan Griffin
1921–1998
Victor Allen Griffin
1922–1960
Gordon Alfred Griffin
1923–1969
Pearl Rossetta Griffin
1925–1986
Nita Griffin
1926–2016
Hector John Griffin
1926–1973
Merven Stanley Griffin
1927–1993
Wilfred Griffin
1931–2003

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)

1939

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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