Frances June Griffin (1921 - 2011)

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Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin

Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin

Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin, 1800s

Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin, 1800s

Catherine Fieger Griffin

Catherine Fieger Griffin

Bessie T Martin Griffin

Bessie T Martin Griffin

Bethian Griffin &  Jessica Gifford

Bethian Griffin & Jessica Gifford

Bethian T Martin Griffin & Grant

Bethian T Martin Griffin & Grant

1946 Blountstown 2nd Grade Class Photo

1946 Blountstown 2nd Grade Class Photo

Roberta Ann Griffin

Roberta Ann Griffin

William Thomas Griffin

William Thomas Griffin

Lakina (Pree) Griffin

Lakina (Pree) Griffin

Lakina (Pree) Griffin

Lakina (Pree) Griffin

Grant and Nina Lankford

Grant and Nina Lankford

Dan Griffin

Dan Griffin

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William & Florence Keller, Michigan Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin Sarah Jane (Harper) Griffin, 1800s Catherine Fieger Griffin

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1921 - In the year that Frances June Griffin was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1937 - By the time she was 16 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1938 - By the time she was 17 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1981 - When she was 60 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1982 - At the age of 61 years old, Frances was alive when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Frances June Griffin passed away on August 30, 2011 at 89 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Frances. She was born on November 18, 1921. There is no information about Frances's surviving family. We know that Frances June Griffin had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

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