Mrs. Minnie Griffin
 
"THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS NEWSPAPER
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1959
 
OBITUARY, EAST MOLINE DEATHS
 
MRS. MINNIE GRIFFIN
 
Mrs. Minnie Griffin, 83, Route 2, East Moline, died at 7:25 last night in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lena Whipple, East Moline. Services will be at 1:30 Thursday afternoon in the Esterdahl Chapel with the Rev. David Goodwin, pastor of the Watertown Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bowlesburg Cemetery,  Friends may call after 4 tomorrow afternoon at the chapel. Mrs. Griffin, the former Minnie Hansen, daughter of Claus and Annie Hansen, was born Sept. 13, 1875, in East Moline, and resided in this community her entire life. She was married to Joseph G. Griffin on March 12, 1896. She was of Protestant faith. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Whipple, East Moline, and Mrs. Hazel Walters, Moline; six sons, Ralph, Colona; Clyde and Warren, both of East Moline, and Roy, Coal Valley; 48 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. Her husband, three sons and a daughter preceded her in death."
 
[Transcribed 21 October 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]