JoAnn Griffis

17 July 1940–17 January 1996 (Age 55)
Wayne, Georgia, United States

The Life of JoAnn

When JoAnn Griffis was born on 17 July 1940, in Wayne, Georgia, United States, her father, Clarence GRIFFIS, was 42 and her mother, Miram H. Herrin, was 33. She died on 17 January 1996, in Jesup, Wayne, Georgia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Jesup, Wayne, Georgia, United States.

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Clarence GRIFFIS
Miram H. Herrin
Eulla j Griffis
Cecil Woodrow Griffis
JoAnn Griffis

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 2

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 15

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths .

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

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  • Joann Griffis Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joann Griffis Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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