|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1851|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 1935|
9 Oct 1935
Aged Man Died from Hurts Sustained in Car Accident
Shock and Pneumonia Following Fracture of Leg Responsible for Sudden Passing of Abednego B. Griffith.
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at the Bell Funeral Home on Wayne avenue, followed by interment in the Greenwood cemetery, for Abednego B. Griffith, aged 84, a long-time resident of Indiana, who died at the Indiana hospital early Monday morning from shock and pneumonia, which developed following a fracture of the leg sustained on Sunday, September 29, when he collided with a car.
The accident occurred as the aged man, who was afflicted with defective sight, was leaving the Baptist church. Failing to see the car on Oakland avenue, between Church and School streets, he walked into the side of the machine, which was owned by A.L. Fech, of North Eighth street, who reported that his automobile was stopped at the time of the accident.
The deceased, who was born in Green township, November 16, 1851, was a son of Samuel Griffith and was a descendant of one of the early families of that section of the county. He was engaged in farming in Green township and later in Cherryhill township during his active life before locating to Indiana. He was a long-time member of the Baptist church and his pastor, Rev. John W. Kennedy, will officiate at the funeral rites.
He was married in 1894 to Miss Amanda Grown, of Cherryhill township, who survives. He was a brother of Evan Griffith, of Homer City, the only surviving member of the Griffith family.
10 Oct 1935
Indiana Weekly Messenger
Abednego Griffith, 84 years old of 839 Maple street, died in the Indiana Hospital at 5:25 a.m. Monday of pneumonia and shock which had followed a fractured leg suffered Sunday, September 29, when he walked into the side of an automobile in Oakland avenue between church and School streets.
The accident occurred as he was returning to his home from the Regular Baptist Church at Oakland avenue and Church street.
A.L. Frech, 26, of 321 North Eighth street, told borough police that the aged man walked into the right side of his car. Frech said his car was stopped at the time of the accident. Police said the aged man was afflicted with partial blindness. Mr. Griffith, a retired farmer, was born November 16, 1851 and had lived in Indiana for many years. He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Amanda Griffith, and a brother, Evan Griffith, of Homer City. Services will be held in the Bell funeral home at 2 p.m. today by the Rev. John W. Kennedy, minister of the Regular Baptist Church, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Samuel Griffith (1820 - 1900)
Margaret Brown Griffith (1825 - 1885)
MaryAnn Amanda Brown Griffith (1865 - 1946)
Abednego B Griffith (1851 - 1935)
Barbra E. Griffith (1854 - 1857)*
Sarah J. Griffith (1856 - 1884)*
Matthew B. Griffith (1858 - 1862)*
Mary C. Griffith Wray (1860 - 1932)*
Martha Adaline Griffith McCandless (1863 - 1930)*
Benjamin Stephen Griffith (1871 - 1897)*
Plot: Sec. 3, 82R
Created by: Barb Kopshina
Record added: Dec 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63154315
Added: Aug. 12, 2016