Ethel Raye Tietjen

14 June 1888–5 February 1979 (Age 90)
Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ethel Raye

When Ethel Raye Tietjen was born on 14 June 1888, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Charles August Tietjen, was 37 and her mother, Henrietta Ann Holladay, was 27. She married James Ruel Griffiths on 8 May 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 5 February 1979, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ruel Griffiths
Ethel Raye Tietjen
Marriage: 8 May 1907
Melba Raye Griffiths
Blanche Malinda Griffiths
Byron Ruel Griffiths
James Duane Griffiths
1914–about 1965
Don Tietjen Griffiths
James Ruel Griffiths Jr
Alan Dale Griffiths
Bonita Ethel Griffiths
Richard Gordon Griffiths

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1907Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 8
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 24
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 621;2007: 1199; 2010: 1648)Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Dietrich, Egon, Erwin, Johannes, Siegfried.North German, East Frisian, and North Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Tietje . This surname is very rare in North Frisia.

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Ethel Raye Tietjen in entry for Melba Raye Griffiths, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Ethel Griffiths in household of James Ruel Griffiths, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Ethel Tritjen in entry for J Duane Griffith Or Griffiths and Bessie Mae Baker, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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