John Stephan Griffey

26 December 1879–1949 (Age 69)
Osceola, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Stephan

When John Stephan Griffey was born on 26 December 1879, in Osceola, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Michael Griffey, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Mullen, was 23. He married Kathryn Jane Cahill on 11 July 1904, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1949, in Collingswood, Haddon, Camden, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, Camden, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Stephan Griffey
Kathryn Jane Cahill
Marriage: 11 July 1904
William Cahill Griffey M.D.
Margaret M Griffey
Margaret Griffey
Rev. John Stephen Griffey Jr.

Spouse and Children

11 July 1904
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


    William Cahill Griffey M.D.


    Margaret Griffey


    Margaret M Griffey


    Rev. John Stephen Griffey Jr.


Parents and Siblings

    Michael Griffey


    Margaret Mullen






    James Griffey


    Liguori Martin Griffey


    Gertrude Griffey


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ( see Griffin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John S Griffey, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • John S Griffey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John S Griffey, "United States Census, 1930"

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