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339. Minerva Emma Josephine ALLEN172,226 was born in November 1874 in Arkansas.173,175

This child was found as Minerva when she first appeared in a census. Family tradition, obits, etc. give her name later as Emma. In 1900, she was listed as Emily J. Allen. The 1910 census indicates her birth year as 1875, matching earlier censuses, and makes it seems likely Minerva and Emma were one and the same. She was likely named for her grandmother whose name was Emilia or Emily Minerva.
In 1910, Emma stated that she had been married 4 years, had 3 children, 3 living.
Beaver Twp, Haskell Co, OK
George W. Griffith, 29, married 2 times, this time for 4 years
Emma, wife, 35, married 1 time for 4 years, 3 children
Lonnie, son, 9
May, dau, 7 (Lonnie & May were not Emma's children)
Clyde, son 1 years, 7 month
Audie, son, 2 months old
Maudie, dau, 2 months old

1920 Census. Checotah, McIntosh Co, OK, Hh 29
George W. Griffith, 39, b. MO
Minerva E. J., wife, 45, b. AR
Lonnie R., son, 19, b. MO
Cloddy M., dau, 16, b. MO
Clyde W., son, 11, b. OK
Auda F., son, 9, b. OK
Maudie F., dau, 9, b. OK
Edgar L., son, 6, b. OK

In 1926, in Porter Allen's obituary, there is mention of a daughter, Mrs. George W. Griffith and grandchildren, Clyde, Audy, Maudie & Edgar Griffith. Apparently Edgar was born after 1910.

1930 Census. Vineland Prec, Kern Co, CA, Hh 24
Emma Griffith, 55, married at age 31, b. AR
Clyde, son, 21, b. OK
Audie, son, 20, b. OK
Edgar, son, 17, b. OK
Apparently George was not living with the family - he wasn't deceased. The sons were all working as farm labor.

Minerva Emma Josephine ALLEN and George Washington GRIFFITH were married in 1906.226 George Washington GRIFFITH226 was born on 15 February 1880 in Dallas County, Missouri.226 He died on 4 November 1957 at the age of 77 in Mariposa County, California.

1900 Census. Grant Twp, Dallas Co, MO, Hh 93
George W. Griffith, b. Feb 1880, age 20, married 1 year, b. MO
Lettie, wife, b. Dec 1880, 19, 1 child, b. Iowa, parents b. Maryland
Lonnie, son, b. May 1900, not yet a month old

In 1910, George stated that he had been married twice, the second time for 4 years. This would indicate that the two children, Lonnie age 9 and May age 7, were children of his first marriage.

12 Sep 1918. World War I Draft Registration
George Washington Griffith of Checotah, OK was age 38, b. 15 Feb 1880. He was a farmer. Emma Griffith of the same place was his nearest relative. Medium height, stout build, blue eyes, color of hair "dust"

1942 World War II Draft Registration
George Washington Griffith lived in Mt. Bullion, Mariposa Co, CA. He was 63, born 15 Feb 1880, Dallas Co, MO. Mrs. Maude Trabucco of Mt. Bullion would always know his address.

California Death Index has his birth as 15 Feb 1880, Missouri. He died 4 Nov 1957 in Mariposa Co, CA. His father's name was Griffith; his mother's maiden name, Gebbs (Gibbs)

Minerva Emma Josephine ALLEN and George Washington GRIFFITH had the following children:

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i.

Clyde Washington GRIFFITH was born on 14 September 1908 in Oklahoma.226 He died on 6 October 1989 at the age of 81 in Kern County, California.

California Death Index lists his mother's maiden name as Allen.

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ii.

Audie Franklin GRIFFITH was born on 18 February 1910 in Oklahoma.226 He died on 28 February 1967 at the age of 57 in Kern County, California.

Audy and Maudie were twins. The enumerator appears to have listed their ages as 1/6 or two months.

California Death index lists Audie's mother's maiden name as Allen.

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iii.

Maudie Frances GRIFFITH.

467

iv.

Edgar GRIFFITH was born in 1914 in Oklahoma.