11 October 2011

Arthur Griffin Obituary

Published in the Flint [MI] Journal in May 1947:

GRIFFIN-Arthur Griffin, 829 Parkland, age 57, died Thursday, May 22, 1947, at the residence.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Watkins and James Funeral Home.  He had been ill for two years.  He was born in Melvin, Ark., Oct. 29, 1889, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Griffin; resided in Flint 27 years.  He was a member of the Quinn Chapel, AME Church on Seventh St., and Pride of Flint Chapter No. 27, K of P.  Surviving are Wife, Mattie, of Flint; 2 sons, mother, Mrs. Cordelia Motley; stepfather, William Motley; sister, Mrs. Frances Coleman; nieces and nephew, all of Pearlie, Ark.

Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
Groom's Name: Arthur Griffin
Groom's Birth Date: 1889
Groom's Birthplace: Hot Springs, Ark.
Bride's Name: Mattie A. Pennington
Bride's Birth Date: 1895
Bride's Birthplace: Palm Bluff, Ark.
Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1921
Marriage Place: Flint, Genesee, Michigan
Groom's Father: Richard Griffin
Groom's Mother: Cordelia Walker
Bride's Father: Wm. Pennington
Bride's Mother: Anna Chweks

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