Hi, Deborah. Please see below for what I currently have for James & Catherine. I am making a visit to the Whitby Library Archives next Saturday and hope to obtain more info.
James Griffin b abt 1850 Whitby, ON; d 29 Oct 1891 Whitby, ON
3 Sep 1877 married Catherine Breen b 1850 Manchester, ON; d 19 Jun 1891 Whitby, ON
Jeremiah b Jan 1878 Whitby, ON; d 29 Mar 1878 Toronto, ON
Mary E b 29 May 1878; d before 1930
married Patrick J Riley b abt 1874 California (they appear on 1920 US census; Patrick Riley is a widower on the 1930 US census)
James E b abt 1880
William b 1881
John b 1882
Francis Joseph b 20 Mar 1883 Whitby, ON; d 20 Mar 1927 Toronto, ON
Eugene Michael b 29 Sep 1886
Charles b 1885
Ellen b 25 Feb 1888
Francis Joseph Griffin was a real estate broker. He died in Toronto 20 Mar 1927. Informant of his death was his brother Eugene. Eugene's name appears as “Eugene Breen” on Frank's death registration.
WW1 Attestation Papers
Francis Griffin 207 Sherbourne St Toronto, single, b 20 March 1883, born Whitby, salesman, next of kin: Mrs Mary Riley, SISTER, Grass Valley California.
He was 5'5", fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.
Reg # 3091003.