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Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith

Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith

Female 1919 - 2002  (83 years)

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  • Name Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith 
    Birth 1 Feb 1919  Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 7 May 2002  Nevada, Vernon Co., MO; burial: Moore Cem., Nevada, Vernon Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6952  forneyclark
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2023 

    Father Paul Griffith,   b. 10 Nov 1891, Nevada, Vernon Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Nov 1949, Calistoga, Napa Co., CA; Evergreen Cem., Kellogg, Sonoma Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Agnes Morton,   b. 18 Mar 1898, Wallacetown, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aug 1977, Nevada, Vernon Co., MO; burial: Moore Cem., south of Nevada, MO Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage 18 Jun 1918  Wallacetown, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Willis Earl "Willie" Eador,   b. 5 Jun 1911, Nevada, Vernon Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Aug 1994, Nevada, Vernon Co., MO; burial: Moore Cem., Nevada, Vernon Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. John M. Eador
     2. William Kent "Butch" "Bill" Eador,   b. 28 Feb 1952, Nevada, Vernon Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Aug 2017, Nevada, Vernon Co., MO; bur: Moore Cem., Nevada, Vernon Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F2764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2023 

    Family 2 Rudolph F. Hollenberg,   b. 26 Apr 1913, Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Nov 1988, Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 11 Oct 1933  Bates Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2023 

  • Photos
    Griffith, Paul (1891-1949) & Agnes Morton (1898-1977) & Mary Minerva 'Merva' Griffith (1919-2002) & Bennie Byron Griffith
    Griffith, Paul (1891-1949) & Agnes Morton (1898-1977) & Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith (1919-2002) & Bennie Byron Griffith
    Group photo was taken about 1923 and came from the Eador Collection by John M. Eador. Included (L-R, standing) are Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith Eador Hollenberg & Paul Griffith. Sitting (L-R) are Bennie Byron Griffith & Agnes Morton Griffith Crout.
    Griffith, Mary Minerva 'Merva' (1919-2002)
    Griffith, Mary Minerva "Merva" (1919-2002)
    Individual photo of Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith Eador Hollenberg was taken in Nevada, Vernon Co., MO, and came from the Eador Collection by John M. Eador.
    Griffith, Mary Minerva 'Merva' (1919-2002)
    Griffith, Mary Minerva "Merva" (1919-2002)
    Individual/ Automobile photo of Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith Eador Hollenberg was taken in 1946 and came from the Eador Collection by John M. Eador.
    Griffith, Mary Minerva 'Merva' (1919-2002)
    Griffith, Mary Minerva "Merva" (1919-2002)
    Individual photo of Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith Eador Hollenberg came from the Eador Collection by John M. Eador.
    Morton, Agnes (1898-1977) & Mary Minerva 'Merva' Griffith (1919-2002)
    Morton, Agnes (1898-1977) & Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith (1919-2002)
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) Agnes Morton Griffith Crout & Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith Eador Hollenberg was probably taken on the Noyes Ranch, Middletown, CA, in the 1950ís, and came from the Eador Collection by John M. Eador.
    Eador, Willis Earl 'Willie' (1911-1994) & Mary Minerva 'Merva' Griffith (1919-2002)
    Eador, Willis Earl "Willie" (1911-1994) & Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith (1919-2002)
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) Mary Minerva "Merva" Griffith Eador Hollenberg & Willis Earl "Willie" Eador was taken in Nevada, Vernon Co., MO, and came from the Eador Collection by John M. Eador.

    Headstones
    Griffith, Mary Minerva (1919-2002)
    Griffith, Mary Minerva (1919-2002)
    Mary Minerva Griffith Eador Hollenberg (1919-2002); Moore Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon Co., MO, USA. Photo was taken by John M. Eador.

  • Notes 
    • Source:
      John M. Eador:
      How Paul Griffith & Agnes Morton Met
      My Grandfather, Paul Griffith, born November 10,1891 in Nevada, Missouri, was a cook in the Army in World War 1 and was deployed with the 213 Aero Squadron on the S.S. TUSCANIA. The TUSCANIA was a Luxury Liner that was converted to a troop carrier. It had a British Registry and was owned by CUNARD Steamship Co. and was managed by the ANCHOR LINE. It was travelling in a Convoy from New York Harbor enroute to France. On the night of February 5th 1918, the Tuscania was Torpedoed by the German U-Boat, U 77(Submarine), sending her to the bottom of the North Channel Sea off the Northern coast of Ireland and only seven miles off the coast of Islay, Scotland. Two hundred sixty six American soldiers died that night and a large portion of those were killed on the coast of Islay when the Rocks tore their life boats apart and drowned them. My Grandfather was among the survivors of that tragic night. Several of the survivors were placed on Burial detail, and a photo of those men appears on the Tuscania web page. My Grandfather is the fourth one from the right on the back row. While in Scotland, my Grandfather had the opportunity to meet Agnes Morton, a young Scottish girl of eighteen years of age. On June 18, 1918 they were married in Wallacetown, Ayr, Scotland. It is believed Agnes came to the States in 1918 and made a trip back to Scotland, whereon February 1st 1919 my Mother, Mary Minerva Griffith, was born. On December 3rd 1921 my Grandfather brought my Mother to the States by way of Ellis Island in New York, and they came to Nevada, Missouri. In 1922 my Grandmother came to Ellis Island New York with their Son Bennie Byron Griffith. They went to Kansas City, Mo. and to Nevada later. Paul and Agnes lived on the Griffith Family farm South of Nevada. After living there for a number of years, they sold the farm and moved to California. They lived several places in California including Bakersfield and were living in Calistoga, where Grandfather died on November 30 1949. He was buried in Sonoma Valley. Grandma re-married Glen Philip Crout on November 29 1951 in San Jose where they then moved to Middletown, California. In later years they moved to Nevada, Missouri where they both passed away just months apart in February 1977. Both are buried in Moore Cemetery South of Nevada.

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