Virgil Alexis Griffith

10 August 1874–5 October 1953 (Age 79)
Silver Creek, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Virgil Alexis

When Virgil Alexis Griffith was born on 10 August 1874, in Silver Creek, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, his father, Milton Addison Griffith, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Mariah Neal, was 20. He married Florence Neville on 16 July 1893, in Scooba, Kemper, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Jackson Twp, Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 5 October 1953, in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Virgil Alexis Griffith
Florence Neville
Marriage: 16 July 1893
Margaret Griffith
Susan Hart Griffith
James Neville Griffith

Spouse and Children

16 July 1893
Scooba, Kemper, Mississippi, United States


    Margaret Griffith


    Susan Hart Griffith


    James Neville Griffith


Parents and Siblings

    Milton Addison Griffith


    Margaret Mariah Neal






    Nannie Griffith


    Emma Griffith


    Allie Griffith


+8 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.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 3

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief’, ‘lord’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virgil Griffith in household of M A Griffith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Virgil A Griffith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vergik A Griffith, "United States Census, 1920"

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