Merle Everton Griffin

12 May 1908–8 February 2004 (Age 95)
Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States

The Life of Merle Everton

When Merle Everton Griffin was born on 12 May 1908, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States, his father, George H. Griffin, was 33 and his mother, Susan Alma Everton, was 36. He married Ruth Gray on 6 September 1931, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States. He lived in Grants Pass Election Precinct 2, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1982. He died on 8 February 2004, in Canby, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merle Everton Griffin
1908–2004
Ruth Gray
1910–1995
Marriage: 6 September 1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1931
Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 3

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 27

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merle Griffin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merle E Griffin in household of George H Griffin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merle E Griffin in household of George H Griffin, "United States Census, 1920"

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