Amelia Bissell Griffeth

October 1889–1958 (Age 68)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Amelia Bissell

When Amelia Bissell Griffeth was born in October 1889, in Kansas, United States, her father, Edgar DeLos Griffeth, was 22 and her mother, Mary Ada Mellen, was 20. She had at least 1 daughter with Thomas Saurd Owen. She lived in Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died in 1958, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Thomas Saurd Owen
Amelia Bissell Griffeth
Leola Owen

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    Leola Owen


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 19

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Griffith .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amelia Owens in household of Thomas Owens, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Amelia Owen in household of Thomas Owen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Amelia Griffith in household of Edgar Griffith, "United States Census, 1900"

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