My Grandfather Alvin Allen was married to Marion Etoile Griffith –
daughter of Ernest “Emmett” Griffith & Lucy Genevieve Amo
Ernest Emmett Griffith18 Sep 1889 – 23 Sep 1915Death Notice: Newspaper September 1915 Arenac County (Michigan)
found by – Penny Carney EXPLOSION KILLS TWO MEN– Two Delano Farmers, Robert Smith and Emmett Griffith, Have fatal Accident With Dynamite As a result of a premature explosion of 20 sticks of dynamite, the lives of two well known Delano farmers were snuffed out last Thursday. Emmett Griffith and Robert Smith were lowing stumps and had set down on a log to rest a moment. Near them was a pail containing 20 sticks of dynamite, a quantity of dynamite caps and fuse. They both were smoking and the supposition is that a spark from one of their pipes fell into the pail and caused the explosion which occurred a few minutes after they had seated themselves. Griffith had both legs blown off near the thigh and was otherwise mangled. He lived for only two to three hours after the accident. Smith had one leg and one arm blown off and suffered other severe injuries. He died about 5:00 o’clock that afternoon. Both men regained consciousness before they died and told the same story as to how the accident occurred. The funerals were held on Saturday and Sunday. Griffith was 26 years old and leaves a widow and one child. Smith was 19 years old and single. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved relatives.
Lucy Genevieve Amo22 Apr 1882 – 25 Feb 1947No Death Notice – need this!Lucy Genevieve Griffith Death Certificate State File #: 1677 Local File: 17
Medical Certificate: Feb 25, 1947 at 10:55 AM – Died of: Pulmonary Embolism
Place of Death: Newberry, Luce, Michiganat the Newberry Clinic was in the hospital 5 days (in community for 15 years) Residence of Deceased: Mackinac, Protage, Michigan
S: Female C: White – Widowed – Name of husband: Emmett Griffith
Birthdate: April 22, 1882 was 64 yrs, 10 mn, 3 days at death
Birthplace: Rockwood, Michigan – Occupation: Housewife Father: Samuel Amo – Michigan Mother: Mary Compo – Michigan Informant:Mrs. Alvin AllenAddress:Germfask, Michigan Burial at: Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry Michigan
Forest Home Cemetery –Luce County, Michigan
405 Newberry Ave Newberry, MI 49868 -Phone Number: (906) 293-5572
Lat: 46°21’01″N, Lon: 85°31’26″W
Keith Stephens, Sexton: P.O. Box 442 – Newberry, MI 49868
The cemetery is located on the south side of McMillan Ave, 0.5 miles west of M-123 in NewberryForest Home Cemetery, Newberry, Luce, Michigan – Cemetery List
Transcribed by Duane & Jacquelyn Hargis, July 2001. Griffith, Lucy G: 1883 – 1947 http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/emi53hge.htm Funeral Director:Leonard C. Peterson from Newberry Michigan – Filed 2/28/1947
Marriage of Emmett & Lucy GriffithRecord No.: 13 – Book 3029 Date of License: 3/16/1909 Ernest Griffith 19White From Arenac, Michigan BP: Michigan Farmer
Father: D. GriffithMother: Erma Cartnight Lucy Amo26 White From Arenac, Michigan
BP: Michigan Father: Sam Amo – May Petterson Date of Marriage: 3/29/1909
in AuGres Michigan By: T.E. Webster – Justice Witnesses: Albert & Katherine Amo both of AuGres, Michigan.
I’ve been a family Genealogist/Native American Researcher for over 25+ years and have traced over 55,000+ people for my research - My main area of research is in MI, IN, CT, NY, RI, PA, MA, VA, VT, NJ, OH, KY, Block Island & Long Island areas - dealing with many of the tribes in these locations.
5/13/13 Polly Goodwin & I discussing genealogy (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin)
5/13/13 Research talk hosted at Hewitt Home in Hale Michigan R2L starting with me, Rona Sullivan, Diane Allen, Ron Allen, Terry Allen, Jerry Hewitt, Polly Goodwin & my Husband Jay Dubois – beside me is Mary Hewitt (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin)
5/13/13 @ Hewitt Home – Rona Sullivan (Barber Descendant) & Mary Hewitt discussing Chief Sodney (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin)
10/19/13 L2R: Dr. Craig Miller (Dept Head of Science, Humanities and Visual Communications at Pennsylvania College of Technology) Dave Naumec (Research Consultant of The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center) in the research lab (off limits to public – was given a special tour arranged by Kevin McBride (Archeologist & head of the Research Center) – photo taken by Veronica Hawkins
Manissean Villiage Stone
5/13/13 Hill Township Cemetery – most of the bodies were removed to Oak Grove Cemetery – L2R – Polly Goodwin, Coni Dubois, Terry & Ron Allen
5/13/13 Me at Chief Sodney’s tombstone at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin)
Kevin McBride, Ken Feder & Coni Dubois looking at the map of area
Photo taken by Sheryl Robinson – My 1st time at the site and Indian Cemetery
Tantaquidgeon Descendants – Photo taken by Naomi Carolyn — at Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum located @ 1819 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT 06382 More info: http://connecticuthistory.org/gladys-tantaquidgeon-preserves-the-states-native-past/
My cousin’s Melissa Renyolds (left) Veronica Hawkins, Polly Goodwin, Me & Laurie Lamarrie with Jim Goodwin at the Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center
Coni Dubois & Timothy Ives
Jason Mancini – Sr. Researcher @ Mashantucket Peqout Museum & Research Center & Coni Dubois
L2R: Keith Brown, Coni Dubois & Chief “Sun Rise” Byron Brown
5/13/13 Cookout in Hale Michigan – Hosted by Jerry & Mary Hewitt – Prayer given by Jerry Hewitt – L2R Me, My husband Jay Dubois, Terry Allen his wife Diane Allen, Mary & Jerry Hewitt – Rona Sullivan, Polly Goodwin & Ron Allen (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin husband of Polly)
I appear on Senior Chat Hour on ctv13/Winsted CT show will appear on 10/22/13 at: www.ctv13.net/ L2R Back: JoAnn Schmitt, Lorraine Hart, Allan Lawson (Hosts) (not sure next gentleman will get his name) and on the end is Christopher Valli (Public Access Coordinator & one that put it all together for us) Bottom: Coni Dubois, Keith Brown of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot & Veronica Hawkins We had an Awesome TIME with this crew and I can’t thank them enough for inviting me!
Anthropologist Kenneth Feder, a professor at Central Connecticut State University, discusses archaeological work done at the Lighthouse Village Friday during a tour of Lighthouse descendants.
L2R: Coni Dubois, Kevin McBride, Ken Feder & Veronica Hawkins
SInger/Songwriter Glenda Lucks CD – Manissee
L2R: Veronica Hawkins, Jessica Vandebogart & her Mother Betty (Ellis) Vandebogart, Donna Ellis (Photo taken by Keith Brown)
Drew Shuptar Rayvis & I
Taken by Abby Tabor of the Daily Comet
Byron Brown, Chief Sun Rise of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot tribe and a descendent of Lighthouse founder James Graughham, walks in the Barkhamsted Lions Parade Saturday
I appear on Senior Chat Hour on ctv13/Winsted CT show will appear on 10/22/13 at: www.ctv13.net/ L2R: JoAnn Schmitt & Lorraine Hart (Hosts) Coni Dubois (not sure next gentleman will get his name) and on the end is Christopher Valli (Public Access Coordinator & one that put it all together for us) Keith Brown of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot & Veronica Hawkins also appeared on the show with me – We had an Awesome TIME with this crew and I can’t thank them enough for
10/10/13 St. Matthew’s Episcopal School
4/11/10 Barkhamsted Lighthouse Baskets made around 1817 – Photo taken by Coni Dubois
L2R: Coni Dubois, Ken Feder, Tonia Allen Gould (Coni’s Sister) & Butch Robinson
I was able to meet with Lucianne Lavin & have my book signed – was a wonderful meeting~ More on Lucianne: http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/o…/anthroalumni.luciannelavin
Author/Researcher Jean Bell – I received a signed copy of her book: Hale & Up the Tracks (bought for me by Ron & Terry Allen) Photo taken by Rona Sullivan
5/14/13 at my presentation in Hale Michigan for Plainfield Historical Commission (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin) – Polly Goodwin & Sister Sharon & Husband Chuck Fisher
10/19/13 L2R: Chief Hawk Storm, Tall Oak (Everett Weeden) & Keith Brown at The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center for Conference – photo taken by Veronica Hawkins
5/13/13 @ Barber Homestead Pauline (Polly) Goodwin, Lenny Barber, Coni Dubois & Beulah Barber (just turned 96) – Both Beulah & Lenny still live at Homestead – Photo taken by Jim Goodwin
Coni DuBois of Louisiana, who worked 10 years to coordinate the reunion, was made honorary marshal of the July 4 Lions Club parade and other descendants marched in the traditional event.
8/14/14 2nd appearance on tv show – The Senior Chat Hour L2R: Jo-Ann Schmitt & Lorraine Hart (Hosts) Veronica Hawkins, Greg Fisher & Coni Dubois —ctv13 at Charter Communications in Winsted CT
Coni Dubois stands next to a banner welcoming everyone to the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Reunion.
Also on the front with President Obama
10/19/13 Author John A Strong signing my book – The Montaukett Indians of Eastern Long Island – He signed: For Coni, Keep up the good work on the Montaukett heritage – John A Strong Oct 19, 2013 and along with that he has granted me permission to use any of his work in my research (has several books out) was a honor to finally meet him (I have most of his books) Photo taken by Veronica Hawkins
Barkhamsted Historical Society vice president Paul Hart, Drew Shuptar-Rayvis of Brookfield, a descendant of the Accomac/Pokomoke people of Virginia, Coni Dubois of Louisiana, who organized a reunion of Barkhamsted Lighthouse descendants, and anthropologist Kenneth Feder pose before a tour of the Lighthouse Village Friday.
And those I met along the way~
Drew Shuptar-Rayvis of Brookfield, a descendant of the Accomac/Pokomoke people of Virginia, dressed in the fashion of an Algonkian man during a reunion of Barkhamsted Lighthouse descendants Friday.
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