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James B. Morrison, Pennsylvania, Nebraska

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James B. Morrison, Pennsylvania, Nebraska

Posted: 1336944819000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Griffiths, McPherson, Warren, Allott, Mildren, Morrison
Looking for the parents of Joseph William Griffiths.
Birth 1869-08-21 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Death 1940-03-26 in Newcastle, Weston, Wyoming,USA. Burial Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine, Cherry, Nebraska, USA.
His father was from Wales, and his mother was from Pennsylvania--according to the census.

Married: 1889-8-7 to ANNA MARY MCPHERSON in Osceola, Polk, Nebraska,USA.

ANNA MARY MCPHERSON: Birth 29 Dec 1872 in Safe Harbor, Conestoga, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Death 1935-10-13 in Ainsworth, Brown, Nebraska, USA. Burial Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine, Cherry, Nebraska, USA.
Her father, JAMES MCPHERSON (1839 – 1922), was from Scotland, and her mother, MARTHA WARREN (1846 – 1939), was from England.


At the time of the 1870 census Joseph W. Griffiths was living in the household of Joseph Allott and Lavinia Mildren. Lavinia's older brother, Richard L. Mildren, and his wife lived next door. Neither couple had children of their own. On the other side of the Allott household lived Joseph's father or uncle, William Allott, and his family.

Joseph was listed as a nephew to Joseph and Lavinia Allott in the 1880 census.

After Joseph Allott's death Lavinia married James B. Morrison.
James B. Morrison is listed in the '1890 NEBRASKA STATE GAZETTEER FARMERS DIRECTORY' in Butler County.

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Burial information:

Lavinia Morrison

Birth: Sep. 29, 1824 Death: Feb. 15, 1909 Blue Valley Cemetery
Butler County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 101-F-8

Lavinia Mildren, christened at Carnespesack 20 November 1825. In the Will of Richard L. Mildren is an item that may relate to this Lavinia Mildren that states, "I give to Mrs. Lavinia Allott, now intermarried to James Morrison, twenty-five dollars that I have paid as attorney fees for her and her former husband Joseph Allott, decd." Followed by, "I give to the heirs of James Morrison (namely) Whitford Morrison the sum of two dollars and Anna now intermarried to Mr. Crohankow (sp?) the sum of two dollars."


James B Morrison

Birth: Apr. 11, 1820 Death: Apr. 19, 1903

Blue Valley Cemetery
Butler County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 101-F-8


Joseph Allott

Birth: unknown Death: Jul. 2, 1886 Wyuka Cemetery
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot: Sec-1 Lot-2900 Sp-3


Joseph W. Griffiths and Anna McPherson's children:

Their sons were:

Joseph William Griffiths b. 30 Jul 1892 Linwood, Butler County, Neb. He married Edith Mabel Wilson the daughter of Frank and Nora Wilson of Broadwater. (Nora was a widow in 1910 in Broadwater; 1920 lived next door to Joe in Cherry Co; and in 1900 she was in Kansas with husband Frank.) Kathryn is listed as being 9 years old in 1920 and born in Colorado. - [In Nebraska girls had to be 16 years old to get married with their parents permission or 21 without permission. Colorado was 12 with, 18 without. A lot of Nebraska girls went to Colorado to get married if under age in Nebraska, or if they were pregnant. They would stay there until a few months after the baby was born, then return with their 'big' baby.]
Joe registered with the draft 5 June 1917 in Cherry County. He worked on his dad's farm. He had a wife and 2 kids. This would indicate that his dad must have moved from Morrill County to Cherry County after 9 May 1910 and before 5 June 1917.

THOMAS WATSON GRIFFITHS was born 22 Oct 1895 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska. He married ETHEL IRENE MAHIN on 3 May 1916 in Bassett, Rock, Nebraska. He died 9 May 1966 in Bridgeport, Morrill, Nebraska.
ETHEL IRENE MAHIN was born 13 Jan 1901 in Osmond, Pierce, Nebraska. She died 8 Aug 1980 in Atkinson, Holt, Nebraska.
Both are buried in Bassett Memorial Cemetery, Bassett, Rock, Nebraska.
They had 4 children.

James Bryan Griffiths was born 22 Jul 1897 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE. He died 12 Nov 1918 in Cherry County, Nebraska.

Harry Dewey Griffiths was born 4 Jun 1899.

Richard W. Griffiths was born 27 Apr 1904. He died in January 1984.

William R, married Martina J. Stasch 5-1-1937 in St Francis, Todd County, SD. She was born 16 Feb 1916 and died 22 Jan 2005 in Portland, Multnomah County, OR

Their daughters were:

Virginia M. Griffiths was born 12 Jul 1908 in Nebraska (probably Morrill County, but maybe Box Butte), and died 17 Jul 1994 in College Place, Walla Walla, Washington.
Her husband was Theodore Nuernberger. He was born 25 Mar 1904 in Illinois, and died 5 Aug 1988 in Mabton, Yakima, Washington. His dad was also Theodore and his mother was Alma.

Angeline was born 17 Aug 1890 in Nebraska. She was married to Perry E. Shanks in 1907 in Box Butte County, Nebraska. She died Jan 1982 in Salem, Oregon. They had three children.
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