Sunday, September 8, 2019

1900 Photo of Mother and Child: Elizabeth Florence (Armstrong) Griffin and newborn Palmer Armstrong Griffin (1900-1945); Massachusetts and Maine

Photograph of mother Elizabeth Florence (Armstrong) Griffin (1864-1932) and her son Palmer Armstrong Griffin (1900-1945); taken by the Ideal studio at Leominster, Massachusetts.

Palmer was born at Boston, Massachusetts, on 16 June 1900. By 1910, the family was farming at Kingman Township in Penobscot County, Maine. I believe Palmer spent his working life as an electrician and mechanic in his own business. I

In 1927 at Danforth, Maine, Palmer married Blanche Helen Boyington. They would have several children, at least one of whom did not survive to adulthood. Palmer died before his time in 1945.  Blanche Helen later married Lawrence Everett Lowell.

If you have more information on the Griffin or Boyington families, bearing in mind the privacy of people who may be living or recently deceased, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


  1. Happy to say that the Photo has been given to Palmer's granddaughter, Karen. She was very Happy to receive it.