William Engle Griffits

31 July 1871–16 January 1954 (Age 82)
Chattooga, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Engle

When William Engle Griffits was born on 31 July 1871, his father, Emanuel M Griffitt, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ann Land, was 21. He married Mary Salina Bird on 14 December 1890, in Chattooga, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Trion, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1910 and District 870, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 16 January 1954, in Chattooga, Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Trion, Chattooga, Georgia, United States.

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William Engle Griffits
Mary Salina Bird
Marriage: 14 December 1890
Martha Bell Griffitts
Thomas Engle Griffitts
William Engle Griffitts

Spouse and Children

14 December 1890
Chattooga, Georgia, United States


    Martha Bell Griffitts


    Thomas Engle Griffitts



Parents and Siblings



    Celia Jane Griffitt


    Sarah Ruhame Griffith



    Susan Elizabeth Griffitt



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 7

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 22

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief’, ‘lord’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ingle Griffitt in household of Monroe Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ingle Griffith in household of Emanuel Griffith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Engle Griffitt in household of William Griffitt, "United States Census, 1940"

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