Hazel Griffin

21 February 1899–7 April 1995 (Age 96)
Menlo, Guthrie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Hazel

When Hazel Griffin was born on 21 February 1899, in Menlo, Guthrie, Iowa, United States, her father, George Pierce Griffin, was 30 and her mother, Adeline Coquette Theurer, was 26. She married Melvin Russell Emerson on 29 June 1922, in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States. She lived in Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Canyon, Kootenai, Idaho, United States in 1930. She died on 7 April 1995, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 96.

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Melvin Russell Emerson
Hazel Griffin
Marriage: 29 June 1922

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29 June 1922
Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 12

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 27

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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)

  • Hazel Emerson in household of Melvin Emerson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel Griffin in household of George P Griffin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hazel Griffin in household of George L Griffin, "United States Census, 1900"

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