When Clorinda Nichols Chubb was born on 25 July 1834, in Barrington, Yates, New York, United States, her father, Maj. Sherwood Chubb, was 23 and her mother, Achsah Bennett, was 18. She married Irving Washington Griffin on 30 November 1853. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sheridan Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 28 March 1919, at the age of 84, and was buried in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.
English (mainly West Country): nickname from Middle English chubbe ‘chub’, a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus. The fish is notable for its short, fat shape and sluggish habits, and the word was used in early Modern English for a lazy, spiritless person, a rustic, or a simpleton. It is also probably the origin of modern English chubby, although the term has lost any pejorative overtones.