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Memorable Manitobans: Nelson Griffin (1862-?)

Blacksmith.

Born in Stephens Township, Ontario on 18 February 1862, son of Charles H. Griffin and Maria Taylor, he attended the public school at Mitchell, Ontario until the age of 17 when he began apprenticing as a blacksmith. He worked as a journeyman until 1887 when he moved to Chicago, Illinois then, eleven years later, to Dauphin, Manitoba where he established a general blacksmith shop. On 4 July 1892, he married E. E. Johnson at Chicago. They had a daughter, Beulah Griffin.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2010

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