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Griffin, George, 1867 - 1947. Reminiscences, 1867 - 1941

 Collection — Half Hollinger box: 0106-0115, Folder: 01-03
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0115

Overview

The collection contains a typed copy of reminiscences by George Griffin written in the fall of 1941. Griffm focused on his numerous jobs. He recalled his youthful occupations and reminisced about working on a threshing crew, being a carpenter, running steam engines, and working in boiler rooms at various factories and mills located in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Griffin's activity with the Baptist Church, membership on the Board of Trustees for Pillsbury Academy, and his positions as Owatonna Assessor and Steele County Auditor during the 1920s and 1930s are mentioned throughout the work.

Dates

  • 1867-1941

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Biographical / Historical

George Griffin was bom at Clinton Falls, Minnesota in 1867. He attended the area's local schools and the Pillsbury Academy. Following high school graduation, Griffm attended Curtis Commercial College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended several correspondence schools. In 1890, he married Bertha Reynolds. The couple had three children: Maurice, Warren, and Ruth. Griffin died on 31 May 1947.

Extent

.025 Cubic Feet (1 folder. Located in box with other collections. )

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Georgia M. Kessler donated this collection in 1971.
Title
Griffm, George, 1867 - 1947. Reminiscences, 1867 - 1941.
Status
Completed
Author
Dr. William E. Lass
Date
1975-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029