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Houston Lamar "Boy" Griffin, Jr
Birth: Nov. 26, 1879
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1950
Amarillo
Potter County
Texas, USA

H.L. "Boy" Griffin, Jr. moved with his parents from Opelika, Ala., to Hardeman County, Texas, in 1889 near his tenth birthday. As a boy, he attended school and worked briefly in his father's and older brother John's grocery store in Clarendon, Texas, and later as a cowboy on the famous Colonel Charles Goodnight ranch. In 1897, six weeks before his 18th birthday, his mother died. Boy served for a brief time in the Army during the 1898 Spanish-American War then, when his father returned to Alabama, took over the family ranch in Hardeman County near Lazare, Goodlett and Quanah. In 1907, he married May Eva Ricks who had moved from Missouri to Texas with her family about 1901. Soon after their marriage, the couple moved to Amarillo, Texas, where Boy worked again in a grocery store for his brother John and where the couple's first two sons, Eugene and Houston III, were born. However, Boy was not an indoor type and they soon moved back to the ranch that he loved in Hardeman County. Here, four more children, Merle, Marion, Horace and Fern, were born. Boy and May remained on the ranch for the rest of their lives raising wheat, feed grains and some cotton; but cattle were Boy's main interest and the farming was usually done in support of the cattle and the hogs which he raised for pork. May kept chickens, turkeys and a vegetable garden; and the children all helped perform the necessary chores that living on a ranch entailed. May died in 1943 and Boy followed in 1950 after several years of poor health. 
 
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 Parents:
  Houston Lamar Griffin (1836 - 1913)
  Elizabeth Amanda Summers Griffin (1840 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  May Eva Ricks Griffin (1884 - 1943)
 
 Children:
  Eugene Earle Griffin (1908 - 1945)*
  Houston Lamar Griffin (1909 - 1981)*
  Merle Geraldine Griffin Bradshaw (1911 - 1996)*
  Marion Lou Griffin Cummins (1913 - 1999)*
  Horace Ernest Griffin (1915 - 1936)*
  Fern Griffin Nippert (1916 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Roland Wolsey Griffin (1860 - 1949)*
  Andrew Lamar Griffin (1862 - 1870)*
  Cora Lee Griffin (1864 - 1934)*
  Edmund Summers Griffin (1866 - 1866)*
  Julius Griffin (1868 - 1869)*
  Hortense Leticia Griffin Curry (1870 - 1901)*
  John Ernest Griffin (1872 - 1954)*
  Benjamin Fortson Griffin (1875 - 1927)*
  Cornie Lurline Griffin (1877 - 1955)*
  Houston Lamar Griffin (1879 - 1950)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Goodlett Cemetery
Wheatland
Hardeman County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: R.G. Bradshaw, Jr.
Record added: Dec 18, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12720876
Houston Lamar Boy Griffin, Jr
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Houston Lamar Boy Griffin, Jr
Added by: R.G. Bradshaw, Jr.
 
Houston Lamar Boy Griffin, Jr
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- kellybean
 Added: Oct. 10, 2011
Rest in Peace
- Susan DeLoach Uribe
 Added: Aug. 23, 2007
 
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