Owen Eugene Griffis

30 August 1894–9 March 1964 (Age 69)
Manchester Township, Boone, Illinois, United States

The Life of Owen Eugene

When Owen Eugene Griffis was born on 30 August 1894, in Manchester Township, Boone, Illinois, United States, his father, Albert Griffis, was 37 and his mother, Jennie Martha Ralston, was 37. He married Thelma Hanmer on 19 November 1921, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 9 March 1964, in Boone, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Livingston Cemetery, Boone, Illinois, United States.

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Owen Eugene Griffis
Thelma Hanmer
Marriage: 19 November 1921
Jeannette Irene Griffis
Wendell Eugene Griffis

Spouse and Children

19 November 1921
Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Jennie Martha Ralston




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Owen E Griffts in household of Owen Griffts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Owen E Griffis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Owen Griffin, "United States Census, 1940"

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