Dora Belle Griffin

Brief Life History of Dora Belle

When Dora Belle Griffin was born on 4 February 1894, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, George Washington Griffin, was 47 and her mother, Martha Emeline Luther, was 19. She married Commodore Floyd Pilkenton on 25 September 1910, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and South Fork Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1950. She died on 18 May 1985, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Millers Creek, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Commodore Floyd Pilkenton
1886–1954
Dora Belle Griffin
1894–1985
Marriage: 25 September 1910
Conrad Archie Pilkenton
1912–1978
Richard Berlin Pilkington
1914–
Martha Ollie Pilkenton
1916–1999
Mary Olia Pilkenton
1917–
Thelma Edna Pilkenton
1919–2006

Sources (30)

  • Dora B Pilkenton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Dora Griffin, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Dora Griffin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

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

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

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

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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