Loren Freeman Griffin

24 June 1898–31 March 1971 (Age 72)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Loren Freeman

When Loren Freeman Griffin was born on 24 June 1898, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Richard Louis Griffin, was 35 and his mother, Alice Louise Freeman, was 37. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Edith Mae Crothers. He lived in Stuntz Township, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Hibbing, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 31 March 1971, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States.

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Loren Freeman Griffin
Edith Mae Crothers
Jacqueline J. Giffin
Richard Louis Giffin

Spouse and Children



    Jacqueline J. Giffin


    Richard Louis Giffin


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Louis Griffin


    Alice Louise Freeman




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 8

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Loren F Giffin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Loren F Griffin in household of Richard Griffin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lorey Freeman Giffin, "Minnesota, World War I Records, 1918-1941"

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