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 Alexander M. Griffin

Alexander M. Griffin

Birth
Douglas County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Apr 1923 (aged 72)
De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Bourbon, Douglas County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100044420 · View Source
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Son of Nathan Griffin & Mariah (Mary) O'Bryant. Alexander was married 6 times to 5 different ladies. His 1st marriage was to Emma C. "Emily" Thompson 28 Feb 1882 (Douglas Co., IL). She died in 1883 from Tuberculous. There were no children from this union. His 2nd marriage was to Emma Adeline "Addie" Strunk Kaze on Feb 23, 1884 in Douglas County. Addie and Alexander had 3 children: Andrew Alexander Griffin (1886-1935), Nersie Anne Griffin (1891-1898) and Lola Agness Griffin (1894-?). Alexander divorced Addie in Oct 1895 after she left him for Lee Lewis of Indiana. Alexander kept Andy and Nersie Ann and Addie took baby Lola with her to Indiana. His 3rd marriage was to Laura Wilda Scott Smith on 24 May 1896 in Douglas County. On 27 May 1898 Laura and her step daughter, Nersie Ann, slipped on a foot log while crossing the Okaw River and both drown. On 14 Jul 1898 Alexander married Elizabeth Jane Thornton-Stamp-Wolfe. They had two children: Sarah (1899-1899) and Joseph (1901-1968). Elizabeth (Betsy)died from Typhus the 25 Sep 1902. Elizabeth's 2 children from previous marriages were taken in by their maternal grandparents, Hiram and Sarah Hughes Thornton and Alexander kept his son "Little Joe" and Andy. In Plymouth, Marshall, Ind on Jun 24,1903 Alexander married Sophronia A. Barbour Reed. They were divorced on Nov 1905. Cause of divorce was failure of Alexander to make reasonable provision for her support. In 1905 Addie's husband Lee Lewis died suddenly and she returned to Douglas County IL. In June of 1907 in Piatt Co., IL Addie and Alexander remarried. This marriage was short and Addie and Alexander separated. They never got a divorce and both gave their marital status on the Federal Censuses as "Widowed"


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  • Created by: Betty Mathes
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100044420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander M. Griffin (3 Mar 1851–22 Apr 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100044420, citing Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Douglas County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Betty Mathes (contributor 47970262) .