Walter Griffin (1873 – 1941)

Note:  Walters wife is listed incorrectly as Mattie Warren.  Her name was Mattie Ware, daughter of John aAyne Ware and Deborah Miller Townley. 
    "WALTER GRIFFIN.  Among the prosperous young farmers of
McCracken county, Kentucky, is found Walter Griffin, a brief sketch
of whom is as follows:
     Walter Griffin was born in McCracken county, Kentucky, in the
year 1873, son of W. P. and Sallie M. (Le Roy) Griffin, the former a
native of North Carolina and the latter of Tennessee.  W. P. Griffin
was born in 1814 and died in 1893, at the age of seventy-nine years. 
The latter part of his life was passed in McCracken county, where he
was engaged in farming.  Politically he was a Democrat, and his
religious faith was that of the Baptist church, of which he was for
many years a consistent member.  Mrs. Sallie M. Griffin was born in
Montgomery county, Tennessee, and is still living.  Her father,
Joseph Le Roy, was a Virginian by birth and lived to a very old age. 
The family of W. P. and Sallie M. Griffin consists of two sons and
two daughters, namely: Daisy, wife of J. C. Rivers, of Maxon Mill,
McCracken county; Mamie, wife of A. F. Williams, of Paducah,
Kentucky; Walter C., a well known and prosperous farmer of McCracken
county; and Walter, whose name introduces this review.
     Walter Griffin was educated in the public schools of Paducah,
and since leaving school has been engaged in farming and gardening,
owning and operating a farm of one hundred and forty acres in the
western part of the county.  He is also interested in stock-raising. 
Few of the younger farmers of this locality are better known than
he, and few, if any, have before them brighter prospects for
     Mr. Griffin married, in 1898, Miss Mattie Warren, a daughter of
J. P. Warren, a prominent and wealthy farmer of McCracken county,
and they have one child, a son, John W. 
Griffin Le_Roy Rivers Williams Warren
NC Montgomery-TN VA"

Source:  Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 748-749 [McCracken]

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