Griffis, Elmina Stone
Birth: November 26, 1800, Burlington, Hartford County, Connecticut
Death: December 25, 1878, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
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From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 1, p. 596.
We have noticed that in each township there was a woman or two, so skillful in nursing and so acquainted with herbs and poultices, that she took the part of an early physician. These women expected to be at the call of the neighbors. Mrs. Daniel Griffis, who came to Vienna in 1819, occupied that place for that township. Her husband, a wagon-maker by trade, a deacon in the Presbyterian church, died rather early, and left her with six children. She is well remembered by the children and the grandchildren of the early Vienna folks.