SmilingThrough the Years

Griffiths and Jones Family History From Wales to the USA and Africa

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Four Griffiths Children Left to Right About 1910: Ethel, died of whooping cough at Five;
Margaret, who became a Teacher; George, a future exec at Goodyear; Wayne, who became a doctor
Say hello to the Webmaster (Richard Griffith) HERE
A sound file of the webmaster singing SMILING THROUGH

THE BORDER COVENANT A novel by Hugh Griffith

A compelling novel of the French and Indian War in the spirit of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS   


   Griffith Genealogy Chart   My Resume A Brief History of the Griffith and the Jones Families
Tough Days Emily Jones The Jones in Africa Jones Family History Griffith Family in Wales Griffiths in WWI

john griffiths Catherine Griffiths Griffith Wales      hugh elizabeth griffith griffiths morris farm new york     dolbadarn castle wales family history   owen richard griffith hugh griffith new york farm
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        Smiling Through is a song that I  heard on the BBC once and memorized  the first time I heard it.  It is a very  simple song that I fell in love with, and  a  few months later, I sang it a capella at  my  wedding to Kimberly Ann. The older people in the  church had tears  in their eyes, and to  me they were tears of joy. It also reflects a very 'British' theme of success and cheer through long and difficult years that life brings.  The values of these two families came from life in the oldest mountain range on Earth, in North Wales, where the hard old stones lie amidst the patches of green. If you want to hear me singing this song, click  SMILING THROUGH

richard griffith Kim Griffith Snowdon Wales
                                                Richard and Kim on Mount Snowdon's slope
This website is intended to look back through the longing years of hardship to the Griffith family, miners who emigrated from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales at the end of the last century, and have emerged still smiling through this vale of tears, enduring the tests of this world and the next. It also contrasts the Jones family of Mount Vernon New York , England, and Africa. In particular, these are pictures and stories of Welsh immigrants to America, to Poultney, Vermont, where the Founder of the New York Times was born and raised, and Mount Vernon, New York, which saw the successful rise of  a middle class.
Lighthouses Near Mackinac Island Butterflies on Mackinac Island
Images of Italy More Views of Italy

Music of Wales Italy and Ryan


Jones Family on Glen Isle New York c. 1915 Blaenau Ffestiniog Griffiths Family History The Great Train Wreck Views from the Farm in Colesville New York 1924-1934 Jones in England Griffiths in Ilion New York
More Views of"The Ranch" in Colesville New York Griffiths in Granville New York More Old Griffith Photos Griffiths in Vermont Mystery Hotel The Jones in New York Normandy Poem

More Family Photos 1920s Richard Griffith 1960s Hugh and Shirley Griffith and Family in Michigan Tragedy in Poultney Welsh Castles  Mackinac Vacation       
Views of Snowdonia The Conway Valley and Llanrwst William Meredith Jones and Margaret Ann Griffiths BOOKSHELF Family pictures 1900-1915 More Mackinac Vacation

 If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at RICHARD
If you want to visit Ryan Griffith's page go to Ryan Griffith.
If you want to vist our Family page go to The Griffith Family Today