C[lark] C. GRIFFIN, M. D., of Vinton, was born in Potter County, Pa., Feb. 21, 1846. He is the son of Josiah and Catherine (Thomas) Griffin, natives of Otsego County, N. Y. At an early day, when comparatively young, they removed to Potter County, and from there, in January, 1851, to Lake County, Ohio. The Doctor received his early education in the common schools of that county, and when sixteen years old commenced reading medicine at Madison. In 1864 he enlisted in the 171st Ohio Infantry, and was on detail service in the Commissary Department. At the close of the war he studied medicine at Michigan University, Ann Arbor, graduating in 1868, and in the same year came to Vinton, where he has since resided, engaged in the practice of his profession.
He was married in Vinton, in 1879, to Miss Emma Whellock, a native of Vermont. The Doctor is a member of the State Medical Society, and the Iowa Union Medical Association. He also belongs to the Blue Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and Vinton Lodge, No. 62, Chapter and Commandery. When the Doctor came to the county he was in limited circumstances, but by close attention to business has worked up a practice of which he can well be proud, and is one of the leading physicians of the county.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 325.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 13th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.