Mary Griffith diary, 1880

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Title

Mary Griffith diary, 1880

Subject

Children; Girls

United States -- Iowa -- Harlan

1880-1890

Description

Born in Bridgeport, Ohio, Mary Griffith had seven siblings: four sisters and three bothers. When her older brother graduated from high school, he moved farther west to Harlan, Iowa, where he worked in a general store. The rest of Mary's family soon joined him in Harlan.
Mary's father was a contractor and builder who helped construct many buildings in Wheeling, West Virginia, and several bridges across the Ohio River. When the Griffiths moved to Harlan, Mary's father worked as a builder for two years. He then became ill with what was likely scarlet fever.
Mary probably caught scarlet fever not long after her father. She died at age 17, about one year after she completed her diary.

Creator

Griffith, Mary, d. 1881?

Publisher

State Historical Society of Iowa

Date

1880

2006-11

Rights

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