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Notes for WILLIAM HENRY GRIFFIN:
Married Delia Beatrice Morris Griffin in 1867
Birth: September 11, 1834 in Iowa
Death: December 21, 1881 Rusk County, Texas
Buried in Block 1 Old Section of the Overton Cemetery in Town.
Inlisted in the Union Army in Delaware County, Iowa.
Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1863, Northern Army
Residence: 1850, Somersworth, Strafford Co., NH
1860 Living in Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa in
1870 Living in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa in
about 1874 Living in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois .
by 1880 Living in Overton, Rusk County, TX .
|William H. Griffin's Children and Wife
|Grace Jernigan,Charley,Ida Christian,Robert & William
|Delia's hard work lives on
Rusk County Paper January 28,
Obituary of Mrs. Della B. Griffin
of the Magige Murph community near Tyler passed away from
earthly life Tuesday night, January 26, 1926. At the home of her daughter Mrs. W. M. Jernigan, with whom she had made her
home for the past six years. The aged mother was born on January 24, 1844 at Jackson,
Mississippi, being 82 years and 2 days old at the date of her death. She was
married to W. H. Griffin in the year 1867. They then moved to Illinois and there lived until 1878 and from there came to Texas
and settled in Rusk County near Overton and lived in the surrounding community until about six years ago having moved to the
Magige Murph community to make her home with her daughter. Although this being
her home, she spent a great deal of her time visiting among her other children and grandchildren.
Her death came after several months of suffering and was expected ably the family. All
that could be done by loving hands was done, but it was all to no avail. She was truly a good mother and was faithful to every
trust: being true and steadfast in her faith in God until the end. She said she was ready to go and would be at rest. Oh,
what a great consolation to know that our loved ones are at rest. Only asleep in Jesus to await the summons from on high.
Her life’s journey was not always bright for she was left with a family of six
children to provide for. Her husband having died some forty – four years ago. Although with this great responsibility
before her she never lost her abiding faith in God, fully trusting in Him to help her provides for and train them in a way
they should go. She later was left with the responsibility of rearing four grandchildren. This she did with the same mother’s
devotion as she had for her own dear children. But the dark clouds soon were dispelled and the family soon drifted apart,
and time had left many deep furrows and wrinkles upon her brow. The dear old form was bent with the years and her hair was
touched with snow but the mother’s love and affection was still the same. One of her greatest joys was to be among her
children and grandchildren and she was always ready and willing to do any thing she could for them. She spent many lonely
hours reading her little Bible, having read it through several times.
Our hearts have been saddened by her death and we miss her, Oh, we miss her, but we all
know that she has joined that innumerable host of the redeemed in a clime where there will be mo more sickness, sorrow nor
death but all in joy and peace around the shining throne of God, Oh how sad to have the home tie broken and to know that on
earth is can never more be complete. No love is as great as a mother’s love. There is no one to give us a comforting
word in the time of trouble. No feeble voice to welcome us when we come to the door of the home, and oh, the dear mother’s
hands that smoothed all the rugged ways and cooled the fever and cased the pain are no more. We shall never clasp them again
on earth. Many are the sad and fond memories of this dear old from we loved so well. But again we know she is waiting for
us in that home above where there shines one eternal day and where God forever reigns and scatters the night away. She will
be the same dear mother and grandmother waiting to welcome us home.
May God help each of us that are left so sad hearted and may we have the same abiding
faith in Him that she had and when the final summons shall come to us may we be ready and prepared to meet her in that Celestial
City where there will b e no more sad partings and farewells.
She leaves five children and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn
her loss. One son in San Francisco, California
could not be with her in her last hours. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held at the Overton Cemetery by Rev. H.S. Davidson of Henderson Wednesday evening January 27, 1926. Attended by a host of sorrowing relatives and
friends. Her Granddaughter, Bonnie Mae Christian.
|Childern of William Henry Griffin & Delia Morris
|Robert, Grace, William, Ida, Charley
|Spouses of William H. Griffin's Children
|Mary Foly, Will Jernigan, Pearl Bradherry, Mattie Arnold
|William H. Griffin's Family