Ellen Pearl Griffin

13 May 1912–10 March 1979 (Age 66)
Welland, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Ellen Pearl

When Ellen Pearl Griffin was born on 13 May 1912, in Welland, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Sandfield Griffin, was 47 and her mother, Josephine Rosalina Pearl, was 27. She married John William Kidney on 25 December 1933, in Niagara, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Wilson, Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 10 March 1979, in Nokomis, Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Hartland Central Cemetery, Hartland, Niagara, New York, United States.

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John William Kidney
Ellen Pearl Griffin
Marriage: 25 December 1933
Eva J. Kidney
Dorothy E. Kidney

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
Age 1
The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
Age 5
Historical Boundaries: 1917: Manatee, Florida, United States 1921: Sarasota, Florida, United States
Age 19
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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’.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Ellen Griffin in household of Head John S Griffin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen Kidney in household of John W Kidney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Griffin Ellen Pearl, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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