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.
1920 Census. Checotah, McIntosh Co, OK, Hh 29
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
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
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
1942 World War II Draft Registration
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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