1898 - 1902 (4 years)
||Marion Zatella Griffing |
||11 May 1898
||19 Jun 1902
- cause of death: appendicitis
- from the June 24, 1902 issue of the Linesville Herald:
MARION Z. GRIFFING
Daughter of Clayton and Nellie Griffing, born May 11, 1899, died June 19, 1902.
Little Marion came with the summer, and kept the summer with her while she stayed. Even among children very few have woven the web of love so fast and far into the hearts of those about her, draping them with such sweetness of color, such tender radiance of hope, and with such gentle promise of loving life as only heaven can keep, and only angel fingers can finish the fair design. With her plays and every incident of her daily life she was a little mother, and, oftentimes the wisdom of riper years seemed speaking by her baby lips. Thought loneliest, the father and mother and members of the family are not alone in their bereavement. If the fervent wish and heartfelt sympathy of all our village could have stayed the mother's hands and turned back the shadow, little Marion would not have fallen asleep upon her couch of roses, with lillies and carnations and all the flowers of June, piling their shows, stretching their sweet fringes and wafting their perfume about her feet. And though arms are empty and eyes are dim, the arms of Jesus are very gentle; and do we not know.
That Life is ever Lord of Death
And Love can never lose its own."
To the funeral, conducted by Rev ED Jacobs, on Saturday afternoon, very many, their hearts laden with sympathy, came to bring the mute but faithful solace of their presence.
The family make grateful acknowledgement for the kindness shown to them in their bereavement.
||After 19 Jun 1902
||Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
- Section D, Lot 149, Grave 7
- from the June 17, 1902 issue of the Linesville Herald:
Marion, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Griffing, has been for several days hovering between life and death; afflicted with appendicitis, but the slight change for the better gives foundation for hope of recovery.
||30 Nov 2015 |
||James Clayton Griffing, b. 1874, Ohio, USA , d. 7 Nov 1954, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA (Age 80 years) |
||Sara Nellie McMillen, b. 1876, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 12 Aug 1956, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA (Age 80 years) |
||2 Oct 1895
||Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
- from a scrapbook at the Linesville Historical Society:
A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. McMillen, in Conneaut township, Wednesday afternoon, October 2, 1895, at which time their daughter Nellie was married to Mr. J. Clayton Griffing.
Promptly at 2:30 the contracting parties entered the room, accompanied by Mr. Clare Kent as best man, and Miss Marion Irvin, of Meadville as bridesmaid, Prof. Hugh Frey playing the wedding march.
After the simple marriage service, at which Rev. O.R. Washburn of the Universalist church, officiated, a well served four-course dinner was partaken of by the fifty invited guests present.
The bride was becomingly dressed in white Swiss trimmed with French lace the floral decorations were well chosen and arranged, and the presents were numerous, many being sent by friends in Erie, McKeesport, and the surrounding towns, who were unable to be present. H.C. King and wife and Fenton King and wife, of Springboro, were among the guests present.
The bride and groom departed on the south-bound train that afternoon for a short trip. They will reside in nicely arranged apartments in the brick formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Cram.