|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1818|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 2, 1905|
La Porte County
Obituary furnished by contributor Donna Hasbrouck # 47491143:
Death claimed another of LaPorte county's pioneer residents when Aristarchus Griffin, residing in Center township, just south of Midway on the South Shore road passed away at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening at his home. Death was due to old age and general debility, the deceased having been confined to his bed for the past four months.
The deceased was born in Schoharie county, New York, on April 24, 1818, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Griffin, who when the subject of this sketch was but sixteen years of age, moved to LaPorte county with their children and settled in Center township, buying eighty acres of land from the government for an even $100.
Throughout the entire seventy years of Aristarchus Griffin's residence in LaPorte county he made his home on the farm purchased by his father, and of the five children who came here with the parents he was the last to pass away.
The deceased was married twice, his first wife being Miss Anna Rose, to which the union five children were born, two of whom, Wesley and Sylvester Griffin of Coolspring township, survive their father.
Mr. Griffin was married the second time to Miss Arvilla McDowell, whose demise occurred nine years ago. The daughter by this union, Missess Anna and Capitola Griffin, survive the deceased, and who have always resided on the Griffin homestead.
The funeral will be held from the late home of the deceased at 11 o'clock Friday forenoon, Rev. W.J. Thompson of the Laporte M.E. circuit will conduct the services,
Interment will take place in the Lowe cemetery.
Arvilla A. McDowell Griffin (1824 - 1896)*
Anna Griffin (1858 - 1931)*
Capitola Griffin Griffin (1861 - 1954)*
Pine Lake Cemetery
La Porte County
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Mar 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66692021
Jackie & Ralph
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