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 William Madison Griffin

William Madison Griffin

Birth
Pine Hill, Rockcastle County, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 Oct 1937 (aged 71)
Elijah, Ozark County, Missouri, USA
Burial Elijah, Ozark County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6294565 · View Source
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Judge William Madison Griffin, the son of Soloman, 1836 - 1923, and Jalia T. Owens Griffin, married Matilda Jane Duncan, 1872 - 1958, on 7-16-1890 in Ozark County, Missouri. His siblings included: Emily J. Owens, 1858 - 1949; Sarah B. Hicks, 1862 - 1945; George S. Griffin, 1864 - 1944; James N. Griffin, 1869 - 1959; Mary A. Arnold, 1869 - 1948; and Celia B. Owens, 1872 - 1946. He was also an attorney certified by the Kentucky Bar, a contractor, and beloved father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. I have been told he lost his life to a log-rolling accident which resulted in his chest being crushed. I have also been told that he was shot in the chest, and both accounts agreed that he lasted 3 days before dying from chest injury. (His wife, Matilda, told his granddaughter, Sunny, years later that he had been shot, so that is the account that I believe most.) His children included: Celia May (b 4-27-1891, d 4-20-1984), George Nelson (b 1-28-1893, d 1924), Willis Alfred (b 4-15-1895, d 1-7-1959), Lee Roy (b 6-29-1897, d 1980's), Floyd (b 2-27-1900, d 5-29-1984), Myrtle Alice (b 3-9-1902, d 1-4-1961), Ida Kate (b 7-1-1904, d 1915), Hayden Opal (b 10-30-1907, d 4-15-1975), Hollis (b 4-11-1909, d 12-29-1980), Johnny Monkey (b 4-11-1913, d 2-15-1991), and Wilma Sylvia (b 11-21-1917).

LIFE: 71 Years, 3 Months, 21 Days.

CAUSE OF DEATH: Murdered/ Gunshot

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Madison Griffin (1 Jul 1866–22 Oct 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6294565, citing Marshall Cemetery, Elijah, Ozark County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Rick (contributor 46528431) .