Booker Griffin (1906 - 1993)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Booker Griffin’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Booker so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Booker’s biography.

Booker Griffin Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Booker Griffin and his immediate Griffin family. Add to Booker Griffin's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Booker.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Booker Griffin? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Tchula, Holmes County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Booker finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Booker attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Booker did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Booker Griffin is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Booker's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Booker's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Booker a religious man? Add Booker’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Booker during various points of his life.

Timeline

1906 - In the year that Booker Griffin was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

1908 - He was just 2 years old when a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

1911 - By the time he was merely 5 years old, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1933 - Booker was 27 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

1993 - In the year of Booker Griffin's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

Booker Griffin Family Tree

Who was Booker’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Booker’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Booker's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Booker Griffin
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Booker's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Booker Griffin is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Booker Griffin died in August 1993 at 86 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born on September 5, 1906. We are unaware of information about Booker's surviving family. We know that Booker Griffin had been residing in Tchula, Holmes County, Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about Booker Griffin? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Booker is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Booker Griffin

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources