Homer Griffin1,2

b. 21 April 1822, d. 14 July 1893
     Homer Griffin was born on 21 April 1822 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Oliver Griffin and Achsah Viets.2 Homer Griffin married Susan Jane Griffin, daughter of Aristarchus Griffin, on 16 November 1843. Homer Griffin died on 14 July 1893 at Copper Hill, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 71.

Homer and Susan were enumerated in the 1850 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, in the household of Horace Viets. Homer was 28, she was 28. Also enumerated were children Ellen 4, and Jefferson 2.

Homer and Susan were enumerated in the 1860 East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 38, she was 38. The only child in the household was Ellen J. 13. However on the next page of the census, in a household of Horace Viets, 76 were Jefferson H. 11, Lauren 8, and Martin W. 6.

Homer and Susan were enumerated in the 1870 East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 48, she was 48. Children in the household were Jefferson H. 21. Flora S. 19, Martin @. 16, and Burton L. 3.

Children of Homer Griffin and Susan Jane Griffin

Citations

  1. [S239] Dororthy Dean Viets Schell, Viets Female, Page 23.
  2. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 40.

Susan Jane Griffin

b. 3 May 1822, d. 19 June 1907
     Susan Jane Griffin was born on 3 May 1822. She was the daughter of Aristarchus Griffin. Susan Jane Griffin married Homer Griffin, son of Oliver Griffin and Achsah Viets, on 16 November 1843. Susan Jane Griffin died on 19 June 1907 at age 85.

Children of Susan Jane Griffin and Homer Griffin

Genie Laura Griffin1

b. 28 September 1874, d. 20 June 1946
     Genie Laura Griffin was born on 28 September 1874 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Jefferson Homer Griffin and Amanda Louise Spring.2 Genie Laura Griffin died on 20 June 1946 at age 71.

Citations

  1. [S239] Dororthy Dean Viets Schell, Viets Female, Page 24.
  2. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 82, item 38185.

Bertha May Griffin1

b. 11 July 1878
     Bertha May Griffin was born on 11 July 1878. She was the daughter of Jefferson Homer Griffin and Amanda Louise Spring.2

Citations

  1. [S239] Dororthy Dean Viets Schell, Viets Female, Page 24.
  2. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 82, item 38185.

Bernie Edward Griffin

b. 14 May 1880
     Bernie Edward Griffin was born on 14 May 1880 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Jefferson Homer Griffin and Amanda Louise Spring.1

Citations

  1. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 82, item 38185.

Clayton Weston Griffin

b. 14 November 1883, d. 21 September 1888
     Clayton Weston Griffin was born on 14 November 1883 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Jefferson Homer Griffin and Amanda Louise Spring.1 Clayton Weston Griffin died on 21 September 1888 at age 4.

Citations

  1. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 82, item 38185.

Gladys Marion Griffin

b. 24 April 1898, d. 31 July 1991
     Gladys Marion Griffin was born on 24 April 1898 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Jefferson Homer Griffin and Amanda Louise Spring.2 Gladys Marion Griffin married Arthur J. LaPlant on 23 March 1917.3,4 Gladys Marion Griffin died on 31 July 1991 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 93.1,4 She was buried at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Arthur and Gladys M. were enumerated in the 1930 East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a truck driver. Children in the household were Gerald 12, and Paul H. 7.

Child of Gladys Marion Griffin and Arthur J. LaPlant

Citations

  1. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 158.
  2. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 82, item 38185.
  3. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 83.
  4. [S720] Jean E. Perreault, Granby 1930 Census.

Arthur J. LaPlant

b. 11 March 1896, d. 24 March 1979
     Arthur J. LaPlant was born on 11 March 1896.1,2 He married Gladys Marion Griffin, daughter of Jefferson Homer Griffin and Amanda Louise Spring, on 23 March 1917.3,4 Arthur J. LaPlant died on 24 March 1979 at Manchester, Hartford Co., CT, at age 83.2 He was buried on 25 March 1979 at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Child of Arthur J. LaPlant and Gladys Marion Griffin

Citations

  1. [S419] Carol Laun, Beneath These Stones, Page 158.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 045-10-4338.
  3. [S422] Jr. Winfred R. Goddard, Goddard, Page 83.
  4. [S720] Jean E. Perreault, Granby 1930 Census.

Paul Herbert LaPlant

b. 28 December 1923, d. 13 June 2004
     Paul Herbert LaPlant was born on 28 December 1923. He was the son of Arthur J. LaPlant and Gladys Marion Griffin. Paul Herbert LaPlant married Mary Antico. Paul Herbert LaPlant died on 13 June 2004 at age 80. He was buried at Copper Hill Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Everett Homer Spring

b. 8 August 1876
     Everett Homer Spring was born on 8 August 1876 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Lewis Spring and Flora Susan Griffin. Everett Homer Spring married Bessie M. Burlingham, daughter of William Burlingham and Maria J. Stoughton, on 30 October 1905.

Bessie M. Burlingham

b. 29 May 1883
     Bessie M. Burlingham was born on 29 May 1883 at Whillimantic, CT. She was the daughter of William Burlingham and Maria J. Stoughton. Bessie M. Burlingham married Everett Homer Spring, son of Lewis Spring and Flora Susan Griffin, on 30 October 1905.

Francis Lewis Spring

b. 26 November 1879, d. 1972
     Francis Lewis Spring was born on 26 November 1879 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Lewis Spring and Flora Susan Griffin. Francis Lewis Spring married Geneva Inez Beeman, daughter of Joseph L. Beman. Francis Lewis Spring died in 1972.

Child of Francis Lewis Spring and Geneva Inez Beeman

Geneva Inez Beeman1

b. May 1881, d. 1969
     Geneva Inez Beeman was born in May 1881. She was the daughter of Joseph L. Beman. Geneva Inez Beeman married Francis Lewis Spring, son of Lewis Spring and Flora Susan Griffin. Geneva Inez Beeman died in 1969.

Child of Geneva Inez Beeman and Francis Lewis Spring

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery.

Harlan G. Spring1

b. 22 November 1906, d. 15 November 1993
     Harlan G. Spring was born on 22 November 1906. He was the son of Francis Lewis Spring and Geneva Inez Beeman. Harlan G. Spring died on 15 November 1993 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 86.

Citations

  1. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.

Susan Mahalia Spring1

b. 20 March 1885
     Susan Mahalia Spring was born on 20 March 1885 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Lewis Spring and Flora Susan Griffin. Susan Mahalia Spring married Charles D. Clark, son of Wesley N. Clark and Emma Lydia Smith, on 17 September 1913.

Charles and Susan were enumerated in the 1930, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 41, she was 44. Children in the household were Rachel 14, and Lois 10. Also in the household was Flora Spring, 79, Edward T. Fermer, brother-in-law, age 56, and sister Julia Fermer, age 45.

Citations

  1. [S239] Dororthy Dean Viets Schell, Viets Female, Page 24.

Charles D. Clark

b. 20 June 1888
     Charles D. Clark was born on 20 June 1888 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Wesley N. Clark and Emma Lydia Smith. Charles D. Clark married Susan Mahalia Spring, daughter of Lewis Spring and Flora Susan Griffin, on 17 September 1913.

Wesley N. Clark

b. 8 June 1859, d. 12 May 1944
     Wesley N. Clark married Emma Lydia Smith. Wesley N. Clark was born on 8 June 1859. He died on 12 May 1944 at age 84.

Child of Wesley N. Clark and Emma Lydia Smith

Emma Lydia Smith1

b. 8 October 1861, d. 8 April 1940
     Emma Lydia Smith married Wesley N. Clark. Emma Lydia Smith was born on 8 October 1861. She died on 8 April 1940 at age 78.

Child of Emma Lydia Smith and Wesley N. Clark

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery.

Charles F. Newton Jr.

d. 27 January 1945
     Charles F. Newton Jr. died on 27 January 1945.

Edna Grace Spring1

b. 30 September 1887, d. 14 September 1977
Edna Grace (Spring) Messenger
(1887 - 1977)
photo courtesy Eric Weston
     Edna Grace Spring was born on 30 September 1887 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Lewis Spring and Flora Susan Griffin. Edna Grace Spring married William Rufus Messenger Sr., son of Burt B. Messenger and Mary Frazier. Edna Grace Spring died on 14 September 1977 at MA at age 89.2

Children of Edna Grace Spring and William Rufus Messenger Sr.

Citations

  1. [S239] Dororthy Dean Viets Schell, Viets Female, Page 24.
  2. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.
  3. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

William Rufus Messenger Sr.1

b. November 1884, d. 7 January 1965
William Rufus Messenger Sr.
(1884 - 1965)
photo courtesy of Eric Weston
     William Rufus Messenger Sr. was born in November 1884.2 He was the son of Burt B. Messenger and Mary Frazier. William Rufus Messenger Sr. married Edna Grace Spring, daughter of Lewis Spring and Flora Susan Griffin. William Rufus Messenger Sr. died on 7 January 1965 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 80.

William and Edna were enumerated in the 1930 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 45, she was 42. Children in the household wre Miriam 17, Cynthia 15, William Jr. 13, Barbara 9, and Burton 3.

Children of William Rufus Messenger Sr. and Edna Grace Spring

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S388] 1930 Federal Census.

Burt B. Messenger

b. April 1847
Birt Messenger
(1845 - )
photo courtesy Eric Weston
     Burt B. Messenger was born in April 1847 at CT.1 He was the son of Seymour Messenger and Sally Beman. Burt B. Messenger married Mary Frazier.

Burt and Mary were enumerated in the 1880 Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 34, she was 27. The only child in the household was Frederic, 1.

Children of Burt B. Messenger and Mary Frazier

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S33] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Mary Frazier

b. August 1854
Mary (Frazier) Messenger
photo courtesy of Eric Weston
     Mary Frazier was born in August 1854.1 She married Burt B. Messenger, son of Seymour Messenger and Sally Beman.

Children of Mary Frazier and Burt B. Messenger

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S33] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Steven Lewis Messenger

b. 1911, d. 1930
     Steven Lewis Messenger was born in 1911. He was the son of William Rufus Messenger Sr. and Edna Grace Spring. Steven Lewis Messenger died in 1930.

Miriam Messenger

b. 21 February 1913, d. 21 November 1997
     Miriam Messenger was born on 21 February 1913.1 She was the daughter of William Rufus Messenger Sr. and Edna Grace Spring. Miriam Messenger died on 21 November 1997 at Westfield, MA, at age 84.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 047-30-2741.

Cynthia Messenger

b. 11 May 1914, d. 13 December 2003
     Cynthia Messenger was born on 11 May 1914.1 She was the daughter of William Rufus Messenger Sr. and Edna Grace Spring. Cynthia Messenger married (?) Wells. Cynthia Messenger died on 13 December 2003 at age 89.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 031-44-1246.