John Gilbert Griffin

Settler of township lots: Lot 2, Conc. 3, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location of this lot which runs north from Irish Line one lot east of the StanhopeGuilford border.

Land acquisition: 1883 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 6).

Dates of residency:

  • 1898 Marriage: John Griffin of Guilford and Clara Clark of Stanhope
  • 1903 Business Directory, Guilford: John Griffin, Maple Lake, Lot 2, Conc. 3
  • 1907 Birth of Daughter Elsie Rachluia Griffin (1905–1907) West Guilford
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: John & Clarenda J. Griffin
  • 1940's Death: Port Colbourne, ON
  • 1955 Death of Second Wife Clarina Jane Clark, Carnarvon

Interesting facts:

In 1937, according to the marriage license application of his son Lorne, John was living in Port Colborne and his wife Clara was living in Haliburton. He died there in 1945 and his sister Mrs. Elizabeth Herbert gave the information on the death registration, including that he had lived in Port Colborne for 29 years.

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1918 Ernest Griffin

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • John Gilbert Griffin, b. Oct 1865, Uxbridge, Ontario d. 1940s, Port Colborne
    • Parents: Aaron Griffin (1821-1899), Rachel
  • Family 1: Catherine Tripp, b. Abt 1869, Ontario, d. 13 Mar 1894, Guilford, (Age ~ 25 years)
    1. William John Griffin, b. 12 Sep 1890, Guilford
    2. Cora Victoria Griffin, b. 30 Jan 1892, Guilford
    3. George Griffin, b. 13 Mar 1894, Guilford, d. 30 Mar 1894, Guilford, (Age 0 years)
  • Family 2: Clarinda Jane Clark b. 25 Jul 1878, Stanhope, d. 16 Feb 1955, Carnarvon
    Parents:
    • George Nelson Clark, b. 17 Jun 1851, Ontario, d. 01 Jan 1940, Haliburton, (Age 88 years)
    • Fanny May Burrows, b. 17 Mar 1852, Whitby, d. 31 May 1935, Dysart, (Age 83 years)
    1. Frederick Griffin, b. 8 May 1900, Guilford,    d. 29 Feb 1976  (Age 75 years)
    2. George Arno Griffin,   b. 30 Sep 1902, Guilford
    3. Ellcie Rachelenia May Griffin, b. 08 Mar 1905, Dysart, d. 1969  (Age 63 years)
    4. Lorne Wellington Griffin, b. 17 May 1909, Guilford, d. 13 Jan 1997  (Age 87 years)
    5. Viola Rosaline Griffin  b. 1912, Guilford

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