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James William Griffin
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1870
Macon County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1952
Shelby County
Missouri, USA

Son of John William and Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Griffin Griffin. Husband of Edith Annette Mefford.


James came to Shelby County when a small boy and resided in Shelby County most of his life. He lived for a short time in Monroe County and Texas. After the death of his father, Mr. Griffin was reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ross near Shelbina. He married Miss. Edith Mefford January 18, 1910. Mr. Griffin was a member of Hunnewell I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 302 for 51 years and was a charter member of Hunnewell Rebekah Lodge No. 309, organized 50 years ago. He had received the 50 year pin from the I.O.O.F. Lodge. He was also a member of the Christian Church at Hunnewell.


1900 United States Federal Census
Name: J W Griffin
Age: 29
Birth Date: Aug 1870
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Jackson, Shelby, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Step Son (Son)
[Stepson (Son)]
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's name: Mary E Leatherman
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Household Members:
Name Age
J R Leatherman 45
Mary E Leatherman 50
J W Griffin 29
B J Griffin 27 
Family links: 
  Mary Elizabeth Griffin Leatherman (1850 - 1935)
  Edith Annettie Mefford Griffin (1882 - 1971)*
  Frances Elizabeth Griffin Harris (1910 - 1992)*
  James William Griffin (1870 - 1952)
  Basil J Griffin (1873 - 1929)*
  Clark Cinor Griffin (1876 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
IOOF Cemetery
Shelby County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Pam Witherow
Record added: Feb 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85042015
James William Griffin
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