Florence Adkins Gifford Cook

1887 1964

Submitted by Frederick A Drake, Greet Family Historian


AI Cook, Florence Gifford Cook, Dorothy Gifford Greet




              FLORENCE1 ADKINS was born in Jul 1887 in Iowa. She died on 27 Jul 1964 in Basin, Big Horn, Wyoming.


She married JOSEPH ELLSWORTH GIFFORD. He was born on 07 Mar 1888 in Elsworth, Elsworth, Kansas. He died in Feb 1937 in Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington. She married (2) AI DELOSS COOK, son of Benjamin Cook and Emily Pittullo on 24 Dec 1949 in Clayton Curtises, Worland, Washakie, Wyoming. He was born on 02 Aug 1876 in Oxford, Furnace, Nebraska. He died on 24 Apr 1972 in Pleasant Hill, Lann, Oregon.



Notes for Florence Adkins:

1930 United States Federal Census about Florence Gifford, 23 April 1940, family #23. Name: Florence Gifford Gender: Female                                                             Birth Year: abt 1888       Birthplace: Iowa Race: White

Home in 1930: Kane, Big Horn, Wyoming Marital Status: Married

Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: Joseph E Gifford Father's Birthplace: United States Mother's Birthplace: United States Age at first marriage: 31

Parents' birthplace: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age

Joseph E Gifford            42 [c 1888] M    Kansas Wisconsin         Ohio     Farmer/General Florence Gifford     42 [c 1888] F                         Iowa                  USA     USA

Dorothy Gifford    6 [c 1924] F     Wyoming          Kansas             Iowa


1940 United States Federal Census about Florence Gifford, 8-9 April 1940, family #5, Name: Florence Gifford Age: 52                                    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888                            Birthplace: Iowa Gender: Female    Race: White                            Marital Status: Widowed

Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law

Home in 1940: Washakie, Wyoming        Street: Upper No Wood Road - (Washakie County) Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Washington                                 Residence in 1935: Rural, Washington Sheet Number: 1A

Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade Weeks Worked in 1939: 0                                                Income: 0          Income Other Sources: No

Household Members: Name Age

Marion Ainsworth           43 M [c 1897]    Head     Wyoming Alma Ainsworth 47 F [c 1893]                            Wife      Iowa

Erma Ainsworth             19 F [c 1921]    Daughter           Wyoming Lulu Ainsworth  83 F [c 1857]                            Mother Iowa      Widowed Florence Gifford  52 F [c 1888]    S-in-lawIowa                         Widowed Dorothy Gifford 16 F [c 1924]      Niece    Wyoming






Notes for Joseph Ellsworth Gifford:

U.S                    ., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Joseph Ellsworth Gifford Name:  Joseph Ellsworth Gifford

County:             Big Horn            State:   Wyoming Birthplace:                        Kansas,United States of America Birth Date:           7 Mar 1888

Race:    Caucasian (White) Age: 22

Occupation: Farmer Nearest Relative: None

Height/Build:  Medium/Slender

Color of Eyes/Hair: Blue/Brown Signature: Joseph Ellsworth Gifford Date: 5 June 1917


Washington, Deaths, 1883-1960 about Joseph E Gifford Name: Joseph E Gifford

Gender: Male

Birth Date: abt 1889 Death Date: 6 Feb 1937 Age at Death: 48

Death Location: Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington Father: Henry Gifford

Mother: Manda Wells

Record Source: Washington State Death Records




Joseph Ellsworth Gifford and Florence Adkins had the following child:

i.             DOROTHYRUTH2 GIFFORD was born on 18 Apr 1923 in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming.

She died on 16 Sep 2004 in College Place, Walla Walla Co., Washington. She married James Elmer Greet, son of * Frank Greet and * Edna Lucile Pyle on 03 Jun 1940 in Big Trails, Washakie, Wyoming. He was born on 10 Jul 1918 in Big Trails, Washakie, Wyoming. He died on 04 Jul 1995 in Walla Walla, Washington.



Notes for Dorothy Ruth Gifford:

Dorothy Greet, Obituary in Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, 23 Sept. 2004, page 2.

COLLEGE PLACE, WASHINGTON --- Dorothy Greet, 81, of College Place, died September 16, 2004, at Walla Walla General Hospital.

Mrs. Greet was born April 18, 1923, in Powell [Lovell or Kane], to Joseph and Florence Adkins Gifford. At an early age, Dorothy moved with her parents to Sunnyside, Wash. She lived there until her father died when she was only 13 years old. Next, she and her mother moved to South Lancaster, Mass. to stay with her aunt, Carrie and her uncle Willie Adkins, who taught at Atlantic Union College. Afterwards they settled at Big Trails, where Dorothy met her future husband, James

E. Greet. They married June 3, 1940. Dorothy cared for her husband until he died, July 4, 1995.

Mr. and Mrs. Greet came to College Place from Worland in 1959. Dorothy was a committed homemaker. She received her GED in Walla Walla, Wash. and earned her LPN from Walla Walla Community College in 1966. Then she worked for a few years as a LPN.

Dorothy was a member of the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, rug hooking, traveling and camping. Dorothy loved animals and her best friend was her dog "Mitzie". Mrs. Greet was especially close to her grandson, Steve Stanton, whom she helped raise and even taught to read. Dorothy was an only child, but once she and James married, her

brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law became her siblings and close friends.

Survivors include one daughter; Elizabeth "Bette" (Edwin) Stanton of Mount Vernon, Wash.; one son, James A. (Jana) Greet of Banning, Calif.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in October 2004, at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in College Place, with Pastor John Stafford officiating. Internment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Three Angels Broadcasting Network or Amazing Facts in care of Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla , Wash, 99362.