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 Humphrey Griffith

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Humphrey Griffith

Birth
Death
23 Mar 1863 (aged 36–37)
San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Plot
37-344
Memorial ID
106905599 View Source

DEATH of HUMPHREY GRIFFITH -- Humphrey GRIFFITH died at the Lick House, San Francisco, on Monday last, aged 36 years. His disease was consumption, from which he had been suffering since the death of his wife, nearly 2 years ago. His remains were taken in charge by the Masons of Washington Lodge No. 20, Sacramento, he having been a member of that fraternity.
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The Union Democrat newspaper (Sonora, California) - Mar 28, 1863 - Death of Humphrey Griffith. - It is with sincere regret we are compelled to announce the demise of this talented gentleman, who died suddenly in San Francisco on Tuesday last. Mr. Griffith was well known to the people of the State as an able advocate at the bar an an eloquent political speaker. At the time of his death he was Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee. His remains were taken to Sacramento, his late residence, for interment. The Masonic Fraternity, of which he was a member in high standing, conducted the funeral ceremonies.
Contributor: One Moment at a Time (14716167) •Sep 2021

A wrought iron fence surrounds the burial site of the Hon. Humphrey Griffith, his wife Cordelia, and their young children, daughter Laura, and son Willie. Sadly, all died young and just a few years apart: Laura died in 1857 at age 2 years; Willie died as a baby in 1859; Cordelia died in 1860 at age 27; and Humphrey died in 1863 at the age of 36.

(Online information states that in 1859 Humphrey Griffith was candidate for Senate Pro Tem in California. He lost; 4-25. He was a Democrat.)

DEATH of HUMPHREY GRIFFITH -- Humphrey GRIFFITH died at the Lick House, San Francisco, on Monday last, aged 36 years. His disease was consumption, from which he had been suffering since the death of his wife, nearly 2 years ago. His remains were taken in charge by the Masons of Washington Lodge No. 20, Sacramento, he having been a member of that fraternity.
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The Union Democrat newspaper (Sonora, California) - Mar 28, 1863 - Death of Humphrey Griffith. - It is with sincere regret we are compelled to announce the demise of this talented gentleman, who died suddenly in San Francisco on Tuesday last. Mr. Griffith was well known to the people of the State as an able advocate at the bar an an eloquent political speaker. At the time of his death he was Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee. His remains were taken to Sacramento, his late residence, for interment. The Masonic Fraternity, of which he was a member in high standing, conducted the funeral ceremonies.
Contributor: One Moment at a Time (14716167) •Sep 2021

A wrought iron fence surrounds the burial site of the Hon. Humphrey Griffith, his wife Cordelia, and their young children, daughter Laura, and son Willie. Sadly, all died young and just a few years apart: Laura died in 1857 at age 2 years; Willie died as a baby in 1859; Cordelia died in 1860 at age 27; and Humphrey died in 1863 at the age of 36.

(Online information states that in 1859 Humphrey Griffith was candidate for Senate Pro Tem in California. He lost; 4-25. He was a Democrat.)


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