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
1869–1931
Julia Elizabeth Perry
1872–1968
James Kemp Griffin
1893–1948
William Maury Griffin
1895–1931
Kate Emelyn Griffin
1897–1987
Wilma Madie Griffin
1903–1998
Marcus Vann Griffin
1905–1972
Thomas Lee Griffin
1908–1968
Mildred Elizabeth Griffin
1910–2002
Woodrow Wilson Griffin
1914–1914

Parents and Siblings

    James Braxter Griffin

    Male1869–1931Male

    Julia Elizabeth Perry

    Female1872–1968Female

siblings

(8)

    James Kemp Griffin

    Male1893–1948Male

    Male1895–1931Male

    Female1897–1987Female

    Wilma Madie Griffin

    Female1903–1998Female

    Marcus Vann Griffin

    Male1905–1972Male

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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.

Possible Related Names

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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