Jean Frisbie sent this information to Virginia Matson, who sent it to me:
Leta Anna (Hancock, Shaffer) Griffin
Born: November 22, 1914 in Harrison County, Missouri
Died: Thursday, August 7, 1969 near Slayton, Minnesota
Interment: Freedom Cemetery, Mercer County, Missouri
Funeral Service Conducted from Freedom Church on
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 1969 at 2 p.m.
The Rev. Eldon Smith OFFICIATING
Cecil Griffin; L.D. Griffin; LeRoy Griffin;
Robert Leeper; Kenneth Oxford; Ransall Oxford
PIANIST: Mrs. Bill (Mabel) Williams
SINGERS: Mrs. Elza (Mildred) Seymour and Mrs. Larkin (Mable) Seymour
"Going Down The Valley"; "In The Garden"; "Beyond The Sunset"
The Slade Funeral Home.....Leon, Iowa
Website where this information was found.
You may need to finish that website address on out I'm not sure but the last word is Missouri
Other information I found was:
Leta Hancock's parents were: Ora Hancock and Myrtle Lacy.
Ora's parents were: Theodore Hancock and Lucinda Melton.
In a message from Julia Ilse in reply to a Theodore Hancock of Missouri was this:
"MY MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME WAS LETA HANCOCK, HER PARENTS WERE ORA HANCOCK AND MYRTLE LACY, HIS PARENTS WERE THEODORE HANCOCK AND LUCINDA MELTON. ARE WE RELATED?? SORRY I CAN'T HELP ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ABOUT ABBOTT." (so there is another name, Abbott, for you to toss around).
Maurice K Griffin from the Social Security Records his social security number was:
484-16-4428 Issued in the state of Iowa. Born March 31, 1910 (in Mercer County, Missouri). Died June 5, 1984 (in Des Moines, Iowa).
(Married: first wife Phoebe (Williams). Married: second wife Leta A. (Hancock, Shaffer).
Maurice's last known Residence: Des Moines, Iowa.
(Phoebe R. Williams was born on January 13, 1908 and Died on February 22, 1946).
I got this e-mail address off of the genealogy.com that I was looking on of Julia Ilse but the message was left on the site in April 5, 2001 so she may not have the same e-mail address. firstname.lastname@example.org .
This was all the information I could find on line today about Leta Griffin. What is the adopted son's name who is wondering about his parents? Martha said she didn't really know about anyone back in the time of these folks but that there were a lot of Griffin's that they were related to.