Elinor Marion Griffin

27 January 1852–17 May 1904 (Age 52)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elinor Marion

When Elinor Marion Griffin was born on 27 January 1852, in Illinois, United States, her father, De Morand Griffin, was 23 and her mother, Ellen Serena Hogben, was 25. She married Dexter Roy Stockham on 28 February 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 17 May 1904, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dexter Roy Stockham
Elinor Marion Griffin
Marriage: 28 February 1871
Roy Lew Stockham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 4
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 14
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name Gruffin, Griffin, a pet form of Middle Welsh Gruffudd. In the Welsh border counties this name was introduced directly from Welsh, and in the eastern counties of England by Bretons from France who came over with the Norman conquest.Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Ella M Griffin in household of Miranda Griffin, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ellen M. Griffin Stockham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Elenor M. Stockham in household of Ben Griffin, "United States Census, 1900"

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