Ida Montra Griffith

18 November 1874–22 July 1965 (Age 90)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ida Montra

When Ida Montra Griffith was born on 18 November 1874, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Franklin P. Griffith, was 17 and her mother, Mary Jane Russell, was 17. She married Elmer Songer on 27 April 1893, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Sherman Magisterial District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 22 July 1965, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Songer
Ida Montra Griffith
Marriage: 27 April 1893
Donald Songer
Ula Songer
Wallace Kenneth Songer

Spouse and Children

27 April 1893
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings






    Gertrude E Griffith



    Zella Griffith


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ida Griffith in household of Frank Griffith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ida Songer in household of Elmer Songer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ida Songer in household of Elmer Songer, "United States Census, 1930"

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