NOAH H. GRIFFIS                                GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Iola Daily Register, Tuesday, October 21, 1919

Died:  October 19, 1919




  Noah H. Griffis was born in Virginia, January 25, 1835.  After a lingering illness of several years, during much of the time being confined to his room, he departed this life Sunday October 19 at 10:30 p. m. aged 75 years, 8 months and 24 days.  He leaves a wife, Mrs. Susan B. Griffis, and two daughters, Mrs. Grace Booth and Mrs. Ella Booth, of California.  The daughters were unable to be with their father in his last illness or to attend the funeral.  At the age of ten years he moved with his parents to Licking county, Ohio, where he grew to manhood and later moved to the state of Iowa.  At the outbreak of the civil war he volunteered with the Iowa troops enlisting December 28, 1961.  He was promoted to Corporal May 1, 1862.  Was wounded in the leg October 3, 1862 at Corinth, Miss.  He was promoted to Sergeant April 16, 1863.  At the close of the period of enlistment he was honorable discharged and reenlisted as a veteran and was finally mustered out July 21, 1865 at Louisville, Ken.  He was united in marriage in 1863 to Miss Samantha Taylor.  To them were born five children three of whom died in infancy.  Upon the decrease of his wife he was married later, in June 1905, to Miss Susan B. Miles, at Manhattan, Kansas.  About six years they moved to Iola where they have since resided.  The deceased was a Baptist in faith and frequently in conversation prior to his death expressed his faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and in that faith passed into the world beyond.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. W. V. Burns of the First Methodist church and the body laid to rest in the Iola cemetery.