- Timeline for GEORGE GIFFIN, prepared and researched by Margaret Schweda
1866 Born Dec. 1866 Keokuk, Lee, Iowa
1870 Appears in Federal Census living with Giffin family in Keokuk, Iowa
1880 Appears in Federal Census living with Giffin family in Keokuk, Iowa
1888 Married Apr. 25, 1888 in Hancock Cty., Illinois to Mary E. Bourcard (his surname is spelled Griffin; his parents are listed as Isaac Griffin and Mary Jane Hofstetter)
1889 Daughter Georgia born Dec. 1889 in Iowa
1891 Daughter Madeline born Mar. 1891 in Iowa
1894 Appears in obituary of Mary Jane Hoffstatter Giffin as living in Fort Worth, Texas
1900 Federal Census, East St. Louis, St. Clair, IL living with wife Mary and daughters and Malinda Bourcard, sister to his wife Mary E.
1905 Iowa State Census - living in Keokuk, Iowa with his brothers and sisters. Mary and his daughters are not listed.
1907 Keokuk City Directory - living at Giffin family home with Ida and James.
1907 Daughter Madeline marries Samuel Ross Richardson in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missourui
1909 St. Joseph, Missouri City Directory, Giffin, George, cooper, Hammond Pkg. Co., r. 309 W. Colorado
1910 No Federal Census record for George, however, his wife Mary E., and daughter Georgia are living in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri with daughter Madeline who married Samuel Ross Richardson
1911 St. Louis, Missouri City Directory, Giffin, George, cooper, rooms 823 Charles
1911 Daughter Georgia marries William John McLarnon in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri
1912 St. Joseph, Missouri City Directory, Giffin, George, cooper, 309 Colorado Ave.
(Giffin, Mary, widow (?) of George, boards 3013 No. 9th St., St. Joseph, Missouri)
1920 No Federal Census record for George or wife Mary
1930 Federal Census from Rock Creek, Linn, Oregon. Says he?s widowed and a farmer. His parents were born in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Could find no death certificate for wife Mary Bourcard Giffin.
1934 Died Nov. 23, 1934 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri. Death certificate lists his residence as Gates, Oregon. (Gates, Oregon is on the border of Linn and Marion Cty., Oregon) Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the Liver. Occupation ? retired cooper. Wife listed as Mrs. Jennie Giffin. Buried at Mt. Auburn Cem., St. Joseph, Missouri. Informant: Mrs. Richardson (probably daughter Madeline Giffin Richardson).