Macdonald Dictionary Record: Samuel Stewart Griffin

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Samuel Stewart Griffin. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: G. 545 Griffin, Samuel Stewart (1829- 1919) was the youngest son of Smith Griffin of Canada and was born at Smith ville , near Brant ford , Canada . He went to sea as a young man and reached the Victoria gold diggings in '52. He started a general store at Forest Creek and was a partner in the form of Hobby and Huns ted. They started a coaching run between Castleman and Ares wicks Flat. Griffin began driving for them in 157. Later he joined Cobb + Co as driver and rose to be road man agers In 162 he cane to the Otago gold diggings, but was in successful and applied for a 1ob to Charles Cole of Cole + foyt + Co , proprietors of Cobb. + Co in Otago. Charles Cole took his brother L.G. Cole into partnershi and gave him the Canterbury Benito1y to deb lop. Griffin, Wm. Crawley and Old Ike " (Is acl Haigh) were engaged to bing the horses north and set up the Ann, They started with about 100 horses and established Stages along the rout between 6 Timaru and Ch.Ch. Lee cole set ups his stables at Oxford Terrace . In '63 Cole bought out B amis and Manning who already had a service nuning fom Ch.Ch to Timaru. Griffin us ed to drive between Ch.Ch. and Ashburton Wie weekly. The passengers changed coaches at the Rakaia and Rangitata Weekly . 7.1.20 : LT. 16.4.80; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G. 1845 and were put across the rivers in punts. Later Griffin drove the southern hall of the route and made his home at Timaru. His house was the old beach house first occupied by George Rhodes . In '72 the old house was sold for £ 14. Later he owned the Timaru Temuka coaching run. alen he ran a coach service from Sohhidgr Ch.Ch. through Southbridge across the Rakaia at Dobbie Ford and on to an accommo house he had near Temuka. marr. Sept. '5 at Melbourne Catherine Finegand He d. 1919. builder. son Edmund alvin , sol.c. clerk marr. 10.8.81 Jessie Mary Ann app. dau Geo. Wm Tapp Wm. Watson educ. X s Coll 83-87 ; Junior somes Sch.ol. '86 : Senor S.S. 87 : M.R. B.Ch. N.Z. '91 : L.R.C.P.'93 London ; F.R.C.S '94 ; Surgeon. Macor Brighton Territorial 1914 War lived Hove Eng. d. 26.12.37. dau. Eliz. Griffin marr. 8.9.75 James Rac, farmer. Marian marr. 14.4.80 Hastings Budge eldest son C.J. Bridge of Homebrook. Harriett Ann marr '91 Henry Walter Bridge M.Hastings Budge, family records Ref. Lib.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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