Orilla Ida Parks

1877–1955 (Age 78)
Newfoundland, Canada

The Life of Orilla Ida

When Orilla Ida Parks was born on 17 January 1877, in Newfoundland, Canada, her father, Joseph Parks, was 21 and her mother, Mary, was 19. She married Fredrick Lewis Griffin on 6 June 1900, in Pierce, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 18 March 1955, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Orilla Ida Parks
Fredrick Lewis Griffin
Marriage: 6 June 1900
Fredric Parks Griffin
Edwin Lewis Griffin

Spouse & Children

  • Female1877–1955Female

  • Fredrick Lewis Griffin


6 June 1900
Pierce, Washington, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Parks


  • Mary




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 12

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Park 2.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ada P Griffin in household of Frederick L Griffin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ada Griffin in household of Fred L Griffin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ada Griffin in household of Fred L Griffin, "United States Census, 1920"

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