John Samuel Griffis

3 September 1878–22 January 1959 (Age 80)
Sloans Valley, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Samuel

When John Samuel Griffis was born on 3 September 1878, in Sloans Valley, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Riley Griffis, was 19 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Gibson, was 18. He married Mahala Rodgers Isbell on 5 September 1899, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Waynesburg, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Steuben Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 22 January 1959, in Van, Boone, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Westville Magisterial District, Mathews, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Samuel Griffis
Mahala Rodgers Isbell
Marriage: 5 September 1899
Mary Slone Griffis
Joseph T Griffis
Emeline Nancy Griffis
Edmond Franklin Griffis
Lillie Dell Griffis
James Harvey Griffis
Rose Griffis
Lucille Griffis

Spouse and Children


    Mahala Rodgers Isbell


5 September 1899
Wayne, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Slone Griffis


    Joseph T Griffis



    Edmond Franklin Griffis


    Lillie Dell Griffis


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 14

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John S Griffis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John S Griffis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John S Griffis, "United States Census, 1910"

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