Maggie Griffis

1894–12 March 1971 (Age 77)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Maggie

When Maggie Griffis was born in 1894, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Frank Howard Griffis, was 27 and her mother, Minnie Detroy Jones, was 26. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Furney Green Hester. She lived in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Henderson Township, Vance, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 12 March 1971, in Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Vance, North Carolina, United States.

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Furney Green Hester
Maggie Griffis
Virginia Blanche Hester
Furney Green Hester
William Howard Hester
Peter Hester
James Clarence Hester

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    Robert Griffis



    Annie Griffin


    Rosa Griffin


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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 12

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maggie Woodleif in household of Alexander Woodleif, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maggie Griffin in household of Frank H Griffin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maggie Griffis in household of Frank H Griffis, "United States Census, 1900"

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