Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Thomas Griffin, born 1858, Co.Cork,
mar 6 June 1922, Drumcondra RC church
[born 2nd Dec 1898].
Listed as accountant, living 22 Belgrave Square, Rathmines, at son's birth 1924.
"Patrick Griffin, accountant", and "Griffin and Co, accountants", and "Burns, Griffin and Co, chartered accountants", are listed with office at 116 Grafton St, Dublin (NOT 115) in [Thom's] from 1927 to 1958.
Patrick and Ena are listed as living 42 Northumberland Rd, Dublin, in [Thom's] from 1927 to 1933.
Their (then) only child died of scarlet fever 1932. Ena got it too. She was very ill for a time.
He is listed as a chartered accountant at son's death 1932.
They lived "Frankfort", 147 Strand Rd, Merrion, Dublin (NOT 142), there as at late 1933. Listed there in [Thom's] from 1934 to 1936.
They then moved to Annville Park, Cork.
He had a business in Cork ("McGuinness, Griffin and Co."), kept his Dublin office running too.
He knew Henry Ford. It was said he helped him set up Ford in Cork. But Ford set up in Cork in 1917.
Patrick and Ena separated c.May 1937, did not live together after that.
Ena lived (without him) at 7 Eglinton Park, Donnybrook, Co.Dublin. Listed there in [Thom's] from 1938 to 1939.
"Ena Griffin" sent message of sympathy at Nell Humphreys' death 1939.
She lived (without him) in Galway c.1939-40.
She moved to England Apr 1946, to London.
Patrick stayed in Ireland.
Patrick lived in flat,
Adair House, 68 Sandymount Ave, Sandymount, Co.Dublin.
He must be long retired but "P. Griffin and Co.", chartered accountants, were still in business at 79 Merrion Square as at his death 1985. They describe him then as "our esteemed founder".
He died St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, 28 Jan 1985, age 85 yrs.
See death notice in Irish Times, January 29, 1985.
Funeral 30 Jan 1985, bur Griffin grave, Glasnevin. Glasnevin records say he is in same grave as son.
Patrick and Ena had issue:
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