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Franklin A. GRIFFITH

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  • Name Franklin A. GRIFFITH 
    Nickname Frank 
    Born March 1895  KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  El Dorado,Butler Co,KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1920  El Dorado,Butler Co,KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1930  El Dorado,Butler Co,KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Excerpts from "A Family Named Hand" by Ethel Hand Armstrong
      "When Hester quit the restaurant and Sylvia was going to quit the manager asked if they had any sisters, who could be hired. Clara was only fifteen but the labor laws were very lax so she was hired to replace Hester. About the second day that she waited on tables, a man named Frank Griffith walked in and sat down and she waited on him and it was love at first sight. He ate there every day for a week and by then they were madly in love and planning to elope. Clara confided in Sylvia and asked her to tell mother after they were gone but Sylvia promptly called mother on the phone and told her they were eloping. It really shook things up at our house. Of course, Goldie and I only got it in bits and pieces that we overheard from one end of the phone conversation. Father hitched the horse to the buggy and they took off for town in a big hurry but by the time they got there Clara and Frank had been to the Justice of the Peace and were man and wife. Things were very up in the air for awhile. Father said that the marriage would be annulled because of Clara's age but she said that if it was she would run away and they would never see or hear from her again. She probably would have done it too. There were several very hectic days with tears and cussing but in the end things calmed down and they stayed married. If Clara ever regretted getting married so young, I never heard of it and they were married for over forty years and marriage only ended in her death."...
      ..."Frank worked for a construction company and his brother worked there too."...
    Person ID I532  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 15 November 2004 

    Father Joseph GRIFFITH,   b. January 1848, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth E.,   b. April 1838, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1877 
    Family ID F1838  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Clara Mae HAND,   b. 22 April 1900, Austin Twp.,Mecosta Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ?Abt 1955, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married about 1915 
    Children 
     1. Harold F. GRIFFITH,   b. 1920, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. KS Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. (Male) GRIFFITH,   b. before 1921,   d. before 1921, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. LIVING
     4. LIVING
     5. LIVING
     6. LIVING
    Family ID F267  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S983] 1930 US Federal Census - GRIFFITH Frank E. Family , (El Dorado, Butler Co., KS, ED 20, Lines 72-77, Image 14 of 29 ).

    2. [S984] 1900 US Federal Census - GRIFFITT (GRIFFITH) Joseph Family, (El Dorado, Butler Co, KS, ED 9, Lines 34-44, Image 19 of 27 ).

    3. [S982] 1920 US Federal Census - GRIFFITH Franklin Family , (El Doredo, Butler Co., KS, Ed 21, Sheet 12B, Lines 98-100, Image 24 of 28 ).


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