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Clifford Russell Griffin

Male 1962 - 1972  (10 years)

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  • Name Clifford Russell Griffin 
    Born 17 Mar 1962  Winchester, Jefferson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1972  St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Oct 1972  Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3660  Rossville
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2018 

    Father Nathan Griffin 
    Family ID F3613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Mar 1962 - Winchester, Jefferson County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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    Obituary- Griffin, Clifford
    Obituary- Griffin, Clifford
    Boy, 10, Dies When Station Wagon Upsets

    A rural Rossville youngster was killed late Tuesday afternoon when he was thrown from a car and the vehicle rolled over him near St. Marys, a Kansas Highway Patrol official said.

    The boy was identified as Clifford R. Griffin, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Griffin, who live north of Rossville. The youngster was a fourth grader at Rossville Grade School.

    In Station Wagon Patrolmen said the boy was one of the passengers in a 1960- model station wagon driven by his mother, Mrs. Anna M. Griffin, 40. The accident occurred a half-mile north and about 1 1/2 miles east of the St. Marys city limits.

    The vehicle was eastbound on a gravel road when the driver lost control and the car hit an embankment. The station wagon overturned and the 10-year-old was caught underneath.

    Other passengers in the car included the boy’s father, a brother, Gregory, 5, and a sister, Desdmona, 3. They escaped with only minor injuries.

    Born at Winchester
    Clifford Russell Griffin was born March 17, 1962, at Winchester and lived in the Rossville and Dover communities four years.

    Besides the parents, survivors include seven brothers, Dallas Griffin, Nathan Griffin, Lavern Griffin, Ronald Griffin, Crouse Griffin, Van Griffin and Gregory Griffin, all at home; five sisters. Mrs. Erma DuBois, 1272 Polk, Topeka, and Judy Griffin, Roberta Griffin, Marietta Griffin, and Desdmona Griffin, all at home; and grandparents, Mrs. Julie Griffin, Lebanon, Mo., Mrs. Effie Glenn, Springfield, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hill, Newburg, Mo.

    Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church at Rossville Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery. Verschelden Funeral Home at St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.