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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Griffin, George, 1867 - 1947. Reminiscences, 1867 - 1941.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 115
Griffin, George, 1867 - 1947. Reminiscences, 1867 - 1941. SMHC Manuscript Collection 115. 1 folder.
The collection contains a typed copy of reminiscences by George Griffin written in the fall of 1941. Griffin focused on his numerous jobs. He recalled his youthful occupations and reminisced about working on a threshing crew, being a carpenter, running steam engines, and working in boiler rooms at various factories and mills located in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Griffin's activity with the Baptist Church, membership on the Board of Trustees for Pillsbury Academy, and his positions as Owatonna Assessor and Steele County Auditor during the 1920s and 1930s are mentioned throughout the work.
George Griffin was born at Clinton Falls, Minnesota in 1867. He attended the area's local schools and the Pillsbury Academy. Following high school graduation, Griffin attended Curtis Commercial College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended several correspondence schools. In 1890, he married Bertha Reynolds. The couple had three children: Maurice, Warren, and Ruth. Griffin died on 31 May 1947.
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Griffin, George, 1867 - 1947. Reminiscences, 1867 - 1941. SMHC Manuscript Collection 115, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Georgia M. Kessler donated this collection in 1971.
Dr. William E. Lass processed this collection in May 1975. Finding aid revised by Jeff A. Jenson October 2001.
LCSH Subject Headings:
Griffin, George, 1867 - 1947.
Reminiscences-Steele County, Minnesota (1867-1941).