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William Henry Harrison Griffith (1852 - 1939)

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William Henry Harrison Griffith
1852 - 1939
Born
May 31, 1852
Death
July 11, 1939
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William Henry Harrison Griffith was born on May 31, 1852. William Henry Griffith was married to Minerva Jane Irey, and died at age 87 years old on July 11, 1939. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Henry Harrison Griffith.
Updated: February 13, 2021
Biography ID: 455601

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William Henry Griffith passed away at age 87 years old on July 11, 1939. William Henry Harrison Griffith was born on May 31, 1852. William Henry Griffith was married to Minerva Jane Irey. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Henry Harrison Griffith.

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William Henry Harrison Griffith lived 15 years longer than the average Griffith family member when they died at the age of 87.
The average age of a Griffith family member is 72.
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Esther McDaniel commented on Sep 01, 2017
He was my great-grandfather
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In 1852, in the year that William Henry Harrison Griffith was born, on February 11th, the first women's public toilet was opened in London. Paris had public toilets much sooner and Berlin had opened one in 1820.

In 1860, when this person was only 8 years old, on April 3rd, the Pony Express began its first delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The trip took 10 days and the riders carried 49 letters, five telegrams, and newspapers for San Francisco and other cities along the way.

In 1903, at the age of 51 years old, William Henry was alive when two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1917, when this person was 65 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1939, in the year of William Henry Harrison Griffith's passing, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

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