Winford Perry Griswold

27 March 1899–17 October 1974 (Age 75)
Birnamwood, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Winford Perry

When Winford Perry Griswold was born on 27 March 1899, in Birnamwood, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, his father, James Clifton Griswold, was 41 and his mother, Cora Lauretta Bullis, was 38. He married Bertha Josephine Edmunds on 15 April 1933, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cobb, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1940 and Wisconsin, United States in 1974. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 17 October 1974, in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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Winford Perry Griswold
Bertha Josephine Edmunds
Marriage: 15 April 1933
Betty Ann Griswold
PFC James Theodore Griswold
Gloria Griswold
Kenneth Griswold

Spouse and Children

15 April 1933
Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States


    Betty Ann Griswold


    PFC James Theodore Griswold


    Gloria Griswold


    Kenneth Griswold


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 8

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Griswolds Farm in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, which is probably named with Old English grēosn ‘gravel’ + weald ‘woodland’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilford Griswold, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilfred Griswold, "United States Census, 1940"
  • ?Iford Grisnald in household of James C Grisnald, "United States Census, 1910"

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