James Benjamin Griffin

6 July 1919–30 March 1973 (Age 53)
Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Benjamin

When James Benjamin Griffin was born on 6 July 1919, in Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States, his father, Walter Monroe Griffin, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Pauline Tanner, was 39. He had at least 1 son with Maggie Rea Howell. He died on 30 March 1973, in Ocean Springs, Jackson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Tanners Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi, United States.

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James Benjamin Griffin
Maggie Rea Howell
James LaVoy Griffin

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 6

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 16

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 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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  • James Benjamin Griffin in entry for James Lavoy Griffin and Donnis Diane Smith, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James Benjamin Griffin in entry for John Daniel Seignious and Delores Anne Griffin Rounsaville, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James B Griffin in entry for Glenn L Griffin and Bonnie S Wallace, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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