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Frank Griffith, Sr

Pine Village, Warren County, Indiana, USA
Death 13 Mar 1960 (aged 68)
Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Burial Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Memorial ID 176336750 · View Source
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Frank Griffith, Sr., 68, died in a local hospital after a lengthy illness early Sunday morning. He was born on August 9, 1891 in Warren County, Indiana, and has lived in this vicinity for the past seven and a half years. He had been an auto mechanic for 30 years.

He is survived by Mrs. Irene Rountree of Bemidji, Minnesota, Mrs. Mary Smith of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Clara Bakko of Eureka, Mrs. Fern Cartwright of Lakeview, Oregon, Mrs. Florence Butler of New Pine Creek, Oregon, and Mrs. Carol Steward of Lakeview, Oregon; sons, George W. Griffith of Arcata, Frank Griffith, Jr. of Eureka and Charles A. Griffith of Gildford, Montana; 22 grandchildren and a brother, Clyde Griffith of Chicago, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Pierce Mortuary. The Rev. Fred Hanes will officiate, and concluding services will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Delbert O. Smith, Orville Bakke, George Cartwright, Donald Butler, Lloyd Steward and Donald Lessley.

Compilation of funeral notices published in the Eureka Humboldt Standard on March 14 and 15, 1960

Name: Frank Griffith
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1891
Birth Place: Indiana
Death Date: 13 Mar 1960
Death Place: Humboldt

Frank was the son of Clara and George A. Griffith; brother of Clyde Griffith.

Home in 1900: Bolivar, Benton, Indiana
Home in 1910: Union, Benton, Indiana

By 1920, Frank was married and living with his wife, Josephine, and their two-month-old daughter Ethel in Reis, Minnesota.

In 1930, they were living in Bear Creek, Minnesota, and now had seven children: Ethel (age 10), George (age 8), Frank Jr. (age 7), Charles (age 5), Mary (age 3), Clara (age 1) and Fern (age 0).

By 1940, Frank (widowed), was still living in Bear Creek, MN. His children Ethel Irene (age 20), George (age 18), Frank (age 17), Charles (age 15), Mary (age 13), Clara (age 11), Fern (age 10), Florence (age 8) and Carol (age 6) were also in the home.

- California Death Index
- U.S. Federal Census
- Links to Frank's parents provided by contributor AMB (#46844067)




  • Created by: Dee Green
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176336750
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Griffith, Sr (9 Aug 1891–13 Mar 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176336750, citing Sunset Memorial Park, Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dee Green (contributor 48325163) .