Anna H. Griffin

Anna H. Griffin

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death 25 Aug 1926 (aged 67)
Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
Burial Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 150335765 · View Source
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Daughter of Daniel & Mary Elizabeth (POWERS) GRIFFIN.

Per Florida Death Index: Anna H. GRIFFIN, single White female, a resident of Columbus, Georgia, born in Columbus, Georgia, daughter of Daniel GRIFFIN (born in Ireland) and May POWERS (born near Macon, Georgia), died 25 AUG 1926, aged 67 years, in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida; interred 27 AUG 1926 in Macon, Georgia.

"GRIFFIN BURIAL TO BE IN MACON: Former City Commissioner of Columbus Dies in Florida // Miss Anna H GRIFFIN, of Columbus, who was born in Macon and received her early schooling here, died in a hospital in St. Augustine, Fla., yesterday afternoon following a long illness. // In her early youth, Miss GRIFFIN's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel GRIFFIN, moved to Columbus, where they continued to make their home until their death. // Miss GRIFFIN was prominent in Columbus in club and civic circles. She was the only woman to serve as a member of the Columbus City Commission and she also took an active part in the work of the Episcopal Church. // She and her sister, Miss Theresa GRIFFIN, who died several months ago, lived together in Columbus and reared two cousins who had lost their parents. These cousins, Mrs. D[aniel] J[ordan] CARRISON [= Zillah Whittle (EMMEL) CARRISON, died 07 FEB 1969 in Volusia County, Florida], of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Banks YONGE [= Sarah Whittle (EMMEL) YONGE, died 11 MAY 1970 in DeSoto County, Florida], of Columbus, were always close to the two sisters on account of their foster-motherhood. // She is survived by no immediate relatives. Besides the two cousins whom she reared, Murray WHITTLE, who lives near Lorane, is a first cousin; Mrs. Stewart COLE and Mrs. W. D. DuPREE, of Macon, Mrs. Clinton DUNCAN, of Perry, and Mrs. Evelyn WALKER, of Boston, are cousins. She was the niece of Mrs. WHITTLE, wife of Colonel WHITTLE, for whom the Whittle School here was named. // Miss GRIFFIN's body will be brought here Friday for funeral and interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery in the lot where her parents and other members of her family are buried." [Macon (GA) Telegraph newspaper, Thursday, 26 AUG 1926, p. 5.]
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"ANNA H. GRIFFIN DIES WEDNESDAY IN ST. AUGUSTINE: Former City Commissioner and Prominent Citizen Passes in Florida Hospital After Illness. // ONE OF THE FIRST FIVE ON CITY COMMISSION: Only Woman to Serve On Board. Funeral Services and Interment Tomorrow in Macon. // Miss Anna H. GRIFFIN, former city commissioner, and one of the most prominent citizens of Columbus, died yesterday afternoon at a hospital in St. Augustine, Fla. Miss GRIFFIN had been in ill health about a year, and a week or ten days ago her condition became critical. She was visiting relatives in Jacksonville, Fla., when her condition became serious and she was carried to the Flager hospital in St. Augustine. // Advices received by the Enquirer-Sun from Florida were to the effect that funeral services will held Friday afternoon at Berghardt's Chapel in Macon and that interment will be in the family lot in the city. // Miss GRIFFIN was widely known in Columbus, where she had many friends, who will hear of her death with sincere regret. // Ill For Long Time // At the time of the death of her sister, Miss M. Theresa GRIFFIN, March 6, 1926, Miss Anna GRIFFIN was in the hospital following an operation. She had been in ill health some time. Later there was an operation for appendicitis and about two months ago she went to Jacksonville to recuperate. She was the guest of her cousin, D. J. CARRISON. When her condition became serious she was carried to the St. Augustine hospital. Miss GRIFFIN had been near death for two or three days. She died at 3:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, St. Augustine time. // Miss GRIFFIN, who was sixty-six years old, was born and reared in Columbus. She was daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Elizabeth POWERS GRIFFIN. Daniel GRIFFIN came to this country from County Limerick, Ireland, and settled in Virginia. // Prominent Citizen // As a young civil engineer, he and Colonel L. N. WHITTLE came to Georgia for the purpose of helping to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad, between Macon and Atlanta, which afterwards became the Central of Georgia. While in this work, the two young men met the two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Sarah POWERS, whom they afterwards married. The central home of the POWERS was at 'Woodville,' near Macon, an old plantation still owned by members of the WHITTLE family. // Daniel GRIFFIN was president of the first Telegraph company from Washington to New Orleans. HE was an intimate friend of Samuel F. B. MORSE and other prominent men of that time. When he came to Columbus it was to assume part ownership of a stage line, that ran between Milledgeville, Columbus and Montgomery. He became one of the most prominent citizens of the community, and was president of the Bank of Columbus during the Civil War. His only two daughters were Miss M. Theresa GRIFFIN and Miss Anna GRIFFIN who later became leaders in their own spheres. // Leader in Columbus. // Miss GRIFFIN was prominently identified with the social, religious and civic life of Columbus. She was a member of the Woman's Reading Club, having been its president at one time. She was also a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. She was an active member of the Trinity Episcopal church. // Miss GRIFFIN was stenographer for the Columbus Show Case company, the Hardaway Constructing company, T. C. Thompson Co., contractors, and for about nine years she was a public stenographer with an office on First avenue. // In the city primary, November 26, 1921, Miss GRIFFIN was nominated as one of the five first commissioners for the city of Columbus. The others were: J. Homer DIMON, R. E. DISMUKES, Marshall MORTON and Reuben KYLE. At the city election the following month, the five nominees were elected without opposition. // Choice of the Women. // Miss GRIFFIN was the choice of the women of Columbus for the city commission. She was one of the five later elected who were named on the ticket at a mass meeting of Columbus citizens after this city had voted commission-manager form of government. At the time of her election she was the press representative of the League of Women Voters. She was endorsed for the commission by the Women's Federated clubs. // Miss GRIFFIN, with the other four commissioners, took the oath of office January 2, 1922. She drew the two-year term, and, according to her friends, she made a splendid record. She was defeated for re-nomination by Fuller MYNATT, who became commissioner in January of 1924. Miss GRIFFIN was the only woman ever to serve on the local city commission. // Miss GRIFFIN is survived by three cousins, Mrs. Banks YONGE, of Columbus; Mrs. D. J. CARRISON, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Murray WHITTLE, of Macon." [Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun newspaper, Thursday, 26 AUG 1926, pp. 1 & 3.]


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  • Created by: John Mallory Land
  • Added: 7 Aug 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 150335765
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna H. Griffin (27 Jul 1859–25 Aug 1926), Find a Grave Memorial no. 150335765, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by John Mallory Land (contributor 46870015) .