Source - Obituary newspaper (unidentified) clipping for Nettie Mae Dirrim
from the estate sale of Dessa Mae Sunday Wolf 25 Nov 2000
"Nettie Mae Dirrim, daughter of Hugh and Catherine Dirrim, was born
Otsego township, Steuben county, October 13, 1872, departed this life at
home in Pleasant township, Steuben county, October 2, 1918.
On April 23, 1892, she was united in marriage to Rev. Eli B. Griffin,
whom she remained devoted until called home by death. To this union were
five children, Charles Wesley Griffin, Ettie Mae Mungler, Elsie Fae Erwin,
Miss Wilhelmina Daisy, and Master Henry Leroy Griffin, all living in Steuben
county. Her husband, five children, a father, one sister and four brothers,
with many other relatives and friends are left to mour[n] the loss of her
devotion and love. At the age of 13 she became converted to Christ and at
once began to manifest a deep interest in spiritual work. In 1893 she moved
with her husband on to his first pastorate at Blissfield, Mich., and for
14 years following in which he served as pastor, and later when he served
capacity of presiding Elder, Sister Griffin gave unstinting of her strength
to the work of the Master and the church, until failing health compelled
to be less active in public work.
Her summons came suddenly but the messenger found her ready, and in
day when men's work shall be revealed by fire we are sure there will be found
her building laid upon that sure foundation, gold and precious stone.
The funeral services were held at the Lake Valley church, Steuben
N.O. conference conducted by Rev. Daniel Clark, assisted by the pastor, Chas.
Mansberger. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery."
Source - Newspaper (unidentified) clipping for Nettie Mae Dirrim Griffin
the estate sale of Dessa Mae Sunday Wolf 25 Nov 2000
NETTIE GRIFFIN DIED SUDDENLY THIS MORNING
Death Due to Appoplexy
While Assisting with the Chores
"Mrs. Nettie Griffin, wife of E.B. Griffin, a well known farmer living
Silver Lake, was found dead about half past seven o'clock this morning in
barnyard by her eleven year old son. Mrs Griffin was milking the cows and
boy and his sister were helping with the chores, Mr. Griffin having gone
to help fill a silo, and all planning later in the day to attend the fair.
They had finished the milking, and the boy was letting the cattle out into
the field, when he ran back to get his mother to help him and found her lying
against the barn, unconscious. He immediately sum[m]oned help, and Walter
Ward and Andrew Ransay were quickly on the scene, but she was found to be
already dead, and Dr. Creel, who arrived afterward, affirmed the fact. Dr.
Ritter was also sum[m]oned, but she was not at home.
The early report of the death said that Mrs. Griffin had been killed
vicious bull, and Coroner Lake was summoned, who pronounced her death to
been due to apoplexy. No marks were found on the body which indicated injury.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin are very estimable people and the death is a
shock to the cummunity. They have five children. Mrs. Griffin was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Dirrim, of Hamilton. The funeral will be held
Lake Valley Saturday morning."
Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson