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Daniel Price Griffith

Male 1821 - 1888


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  • Name  Daniel Price Griffith 
    Born  9 Oct 1821  Washington, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  May 1888  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I7890  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2010 

    Father  Amos Griffith,   b. Abt 1781, Westland Mm, Washington, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1871, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Edith Price,   b. 9 May 1801, Gunpowder MM, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1873, Short Creek mm, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Oct 1820  Gunpowder MM, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F396  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1821 - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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    • Daniel Price Griffeth

      The qualities that have made Daniel Price Griffeth one of the successful and prominent citizens of Hardin county have also brought him the good will and esteem of his fellow citizens, for his career from the beginning has been one of well-directed energy, strong determination and honorable methods. He is one of our venerable and honored pioneers, having come to the locality of which this history treats when it was a wild and sparsely settled prairie, and, having the sagacity to see its wonderful opportunities, he decided to cast his lot here permanently, and he has lived to see and take a prominent part in its subsequent development, never shrinking from any duty, however, arduous or self-sacrificing, if its performance would prove a blessing to the general public, and his life has been one of honest endeavor and characterized by uniform fair dealing with his fellow men so that, for many reasons, he is eminently entitled to the high esteem which is freely accorded him by all classes. Mr. Griffeth is the descendant of a sturdy old family of the Keystone state, his bith having occurred in Washington county, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1821, and he has therefore reached the mellow twilight of his age, heaven having bounteously lengthened out his life that he might enjoy its blessings and fruits of a well spent and wholesome youth, for he was always conservative and lived a clean life, and now he can look backward over a most worthy career with no compunction and forward to the unknown future with no fear. He is the son of Amos and Edith (Price) Griffeth. The Griffeths are of Welsh origin. The grandparents of the subject were Jacob and Lydia (Hussey) Griffeth and Daniel and Elizabeth Price, all highly respected and industrious families of the East. Daniel P. Griffeth, of this review, grew to maturity in Pennsylvania, working on his father's farm in Washington county and obtaining such education as the old-fashioned schools afforded which he attended during the brief winter months. In 1845 he was married to Sarah Louise Hough, of Fayette county, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Washington and Maria (Pennell) Hough, who came originally from Loudoun county, Virginia. During the year following his marriage Mr. Griffeth was in the mercantile business at Centerville, learning it formerly in the store of his wife's uncle. In the winter of 1846 he taught school, was in business in Centerville the following year, and in 1848 he went to Brownsville and there engaged in business for himself with his usual success until 1856, in which year he came to what was then called Rocksylvania, now East Iowa Falls, Hardin county, Iowa, and here he remained until 1865, engaged in farming and obtaining an excellent start in the new Hawkeye state. In 1865 he went to Marshall county and entered a store, taking the place of one of the partners who had gone to war. He remained there, enjoying a good trade, for eight years, then returned to his farm in Hardin county, which he operated until 1885, becoming known has one of the leading agriculturists of the neighborhood. His wife was called to her rest in May, 1885, and he soon afterwards sold his farm, built a substantial and handsome business block in Iowa Falls and has lived in this city ever since, having, by industry, good management and honest dealings, accumulated a competency and his declining years have been filled with every blessing of life. Mr. Griffeth's family consists of three children, namely: Jonathan Binns, for many years a successful lumber dealer; Anna M. is the wife of Z. K. Hoag, of Iowa Falls; Caroline is the wife of H. F. Schulz, a lawyer and land dealer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Griffeth is now ninety years of age, but is remarkably well preserved, possessing all his faculties, impressing one as being a man of sixty or less. His life has been lived during the most remarkable epoch in the world's history and he has kept fully abreast of the times in every respect, and is a most interesting conversationalist, recalling reminiscences of the early days. He remembers well the first telegraph, the old stage-coach days, then the rapid spread of the railways and the advent of hundreds of remarkable inventions in the world of science and art. He is and has been all his life a member of the Friends church. His wife was also a member of the same church.