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 Howard Thomas Griffith

Howard Thomas Griffith

Birth
Goshen, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 5 Mar 1897 (aged 75)
Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row C, Lot 4, Site 8
Memorial ID 7362540 · View Source
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Parents:
- Maj. Greenberry Griffith [1787-1848]
- Prudence (Jones) Griffith [1796-1881]

Married (1) Sarah Newton Chiswell on January 12, 1847 in Montgomery County, Maryland

Children:
- Charles Greenberry Griffith [1849-1931]
- Georgianna Griffith [1851-1891]
- Julia Griffith [1853-1924]
- William Thomas Griffith [1856-1931]

Married (2) Angelica Young on December 24, 1878 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Obituary
The News (Frederick, MD) March 6, 1897

Howard Griffith died at his residence yesterday morning, near Beallsville, Montgomery County, aged 75 years. Death was due to Bright's Disease.

Mr. Griffith had been a prominent Democratic leader in that county for many years, having been sent to the State Legislature by that party four different times. He was a member of the Maryland Legislature when that body removed from Annapolis to Frederick for the purpose of passing articles of secession. Mr. Griffith was on the train, but, learning of the intended threat of the members of the party upon its arrival at Frederick, he left the train and escaped arrest.

Mr. Griffith had been in the service of the public since he was a young man. His first public office was that of county commissioner, which he held in 1850. Since that time he has served in the State Legislature four times. In 1889, he ran for the State Senate, but was defeated by Dr. Wootton, of Poolesville, this county. This closed his public life. For the past ten years he has been the most extensive stock dealer in Montgomery County.

He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter.

Interment will be made in the Monocacy Cemetery at Beallsville on Sunday morning.



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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 17 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7362540
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Thomas Griffith (20 Mar 1821–5 Mar 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7362540, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .