Wauneta (Jackson) Griffin
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Wauneta Opal (Jackson) Griffin (1911 - 1991)

Wauneta Opal Griffin formerly Jackson
Born in Shelby Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 23 Feb 1928 (to before 1968) in Carrollton, Carroll, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 80 in Kings Daughters Hospital, Madison, Jefferson, Indiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jun 2020 | Last significant change: 24 Nov 2022
14:42: Marc Griffin J.D. edited the Death Place for Wauneta Opal (Jackson) Griffin (1911-1991). (updated place of death) [Thank Marc for this]
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Native Hoosier (born and died in Jefferson County, Indiana)
Wauneta (Jackson) Griffin is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.
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Wauneta (Jackson) Griffin has English ancestors.
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Wauneta (Jackson) Griffin has Scottish Ancestors.

Wauneta Opal (Jackson) Griffin was born on April 16, 1911 in Jefferson, Indiana, United States. She was the only child of Carl Clinton Jackson (1888 - 1944) and Ethel Mae (Barnes) Jackson (1890 - 1983).

Wauneta married Gerald William Griffin (1909 - 1971) on February 23, 1928 in Carrollton, Carroll, Kentucky.[1] Wauneta was 16 and Cooney was 18. Indiana law required a person to be 18 to be married without parental consent. So, they eloped and drove across the Milton-Madison Bridge to be in Kentucky where the law allowed marriage at 16 without parental consent. They were second cousins once removed via their common ancestors, his great-grandparents and her 2-great grandparents, James E. Griffin and Mary Ann Griffin.

Their children were...

  1. Delmar Wayne Griffin (1928 - 2002)
  2. Eldon Leon Griffin (1930 - 1936)
  3. Donald Loyd Griffin (1933 - 2002)
  4. Jan Harlan Griffin (1942 - 2007).

Wauneta died on June 14, 1991 in Madison, Jefferson, Indiana aged 80.[2] She is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Canaan, Indiana.[3]


  1. See attached image
  2. Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1991; Roll: 09
  3. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 October 2020), memorial page for Wauneta O. Griffin (1911–1991), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8351198, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Canaan, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA

See also:

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Marc Griffin and Ronald Dunwoodie, his 2nd cousin 2x removed. Their most-recent common ancestors are Harry Jackson and Nancy Griffin, the 3x great grandparents of Marc Griffin and great grandparents of Ronald Dunwoodie. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd cousin 2x removed, based on sharing 57 cM across 5 segments. DNA test taker Marc Griffin is the grandson of Wauneta Jackson, the daughter of Carl Jackson, the grandson of the common ancestors Harry Jackson & Nancy Griffin.
  • Census Records
    • Year: 1920; Census Place: Shelby, Jefferson, Indiana; Roll: T625_441; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 113
    • Year: 1930; Census Place: Pleasant, Switzerland, Indiana; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0006; FHL microfilm: 2340365
    • Year: 1940; Census Place: Madison, Jefferson, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01058; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 39-12
    • Year: 1950; Census Place: Shelby, Jefferson, Indiana; Roll: 4055; Sheet Number: 7; Enumeration District: 39-33
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File

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