Biography of George Griffin
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Griffin, George, was born in Devonshire, England, and came to this country in 1870. He located first in Syracuse, where he worked for a short time at the tailor's trade, which he had learned in his native country. In 1873 he came to Ithaca, being employed by C. F. Blood for ten years, and in 1883 he bought him out and has since been engaged in the business for himself at No 9 N. Tioga street. When he bought the business it was one of the oldest merchant tailoring establishments in the country, having been run over thirty years. Mr. Grffin has advanced with the times and has made a decided increase in the amount of business done. He employs from fifteen to twenty hands, and carries a complete line of foreign and domestic goods. and being a practical tailor has charge of all details connected with the business. Mr. Griffin is a member of the Fidelity Lodge No. 58, St Augustine Commandery No. 38. He was married in 1873 to Miss Mosher, of Cortland county, N. Y.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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