Dorothy C Griffin

Brief Life History of Dorothy C

When Dorothy C Griffin was born on 3 February 1896, in New Hampshire, United States, her father, Willard Henry Griffin, was 38 and her mother, Jennie Sarah Greenwood, was 38. She married George Clifford Knaur on 6 October 1920, in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 2, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 12 October 1986, in Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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George Clifford Knaur
Dorothy C Griffin
Marriage: 6 October 1920
John Willard Knaur
Judith Knaur

Sources (13)

  • Dorothy Griffin in household of Willard H Griffin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Griffin, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Dorothy Griffin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Gruffin, Griffin, a pet form of Middle Welsh Gruffudd. In the Welsh border counties this name was introduced directly from Welsh, and in the eastern counties of England by Bretons from France who came over with the Norman conquest.

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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