Richmond Griffis

1872–22 July 1953 (Age 81)
Clinch, Georgia, United States

The Life of Richmond

When Richmond Griffis was born in 1872, in Clinch, Georgia, United States, his father, Elias Griffis, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Bailey, was 24. He married Hattie Smith on 12 August 1912. He died on 22 July 1953, in Clinch, Georgia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Richmond Griffis
Hattie Smith
Marriage: 12 August 1912

Spouse and Children


    Hattie Smith


12 August 1912

Parents and Siblings

    Elias Griffis


    Catherine Bailey




    Wilbourne Joseph Griffis



    Juniper Robert Griffis DDS


    Marietta Griffis


    Viola GRIFFIS


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 21

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richmond Griffin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richmond Griffis in household of Elias Griffis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Richmond Griffis, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

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