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Tolbert Lipscomb GriggsAge: 93 years18781972

Name
Tolbert Lipscomb Griggs
Given names
Tolbert Lipscomb
Surname
Griggs
Birth November 6, 1878
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a sisterBessie Griggs
estimated 1881 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 19 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriageVirgie Mae NotgrassView this family
July 3, 1907 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Virginia Mae Griggs
August 19, 1909 (Age 30 years)
Census April 23, 1910 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 38 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 39 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 7, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 50 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Margie Ann Newman
August 6, 1933 (Age 54 years)
Census May 28, 1940 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 63 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 71 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a wifeVirgie Mae Notgrass
January 10, 1963 (Age 84 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 67 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death November 1972 (Age 93 years)
Last change September 4, 201710:12:43

by: Barry Shemwell
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Tolbert Lipscomb Griggs
Birth: November 6, 1878Tennessee, United States
Death: November 1972Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Family with Virgie Mae Notgrass - View this family
himself
Tolbert Lipscomb Griggs
Birth: November 6, 1878Tennessee, United States
Death: November 1972Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
wife
Virgie Mae Notgrass
Birth: November 29, 1886 16 26Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 10, 1963Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: July 3, 1907Davidson, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
Virginia Mae Griggs
Birth: August 19, 1909 30 22Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 8, 2003Franklin, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Tolbert L Griggs - Household

910 Woodland Street Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Griggs, Tolbert LheadMW23M2TNTNTNSalesmanRetail furniture
Notgrass, Virgie MwifeFW22M211TNTNTN
Griggs, Virginia MdaughterFW7mSTNTNTN
Griggs, Bessieyounger sisterFW29WdTNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Tolbert L Griggs - Household

2624 Caldwell Ave Waverly, Davidson, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Griggs, Tolbert LheadMW41MTNTNTNCollectorFurniture
Notgrass, Virgie MaywifeFW33MTNTNTN
Griggs, Virginia MaydaughterFW10STNTNTN