Kate Emelyn Griffin

3 September 1897–26 January 1987 (Age 89)
Union, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Kate Emelyn

When Kate Emelyn Griffin was born on 3 September 1897, in Union, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Braxter Griffin, was 28 and her mother, Julia Elizabeth Perry, was 25. She lived in Monroe, Union, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Wingate, Union, North Carolina, United States for about 15 years. She died on 26 January 1987, in Union, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wingate Cemetery, Wingate, Union, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Braxter Griffin
Julia Elizabeth Perry
James Kemp Griffin
William Maury Griffin
Kate Emelyn Griffin
Wilma Madie Griffin
Marcus Vann Griffin
Thomas Lee Griffin
Mildred Elizabeth Griffin
Woodrow Wilson Griffin

Parents and Siblings

    James Braxter Griffin


    Julia Elizabeth Perry




    James Kemp Griffin




    Wilma Madie Griffin


    Marcus Vann Griffin


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 21

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (3)

  • Kate Griffin in household of James B Griffin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kate E Griffin in household of James B Griffin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Kate E Griffin in household of James B Griffin, "United States Census, 1910"

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