Biography of John W. Grigsby
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JOHN WILBUR GRIGSBY.
Long known as one of the energetic and enterprising residents of Napa, where he is engaged in the transfer business, John Wilbur Grigsby has proven himself a good citizen, and he enjoys the respect of all who know him. He was born in San Luis Obispo county, California, on the 19th of September, 1891, and is a son of John Franklin and Nellie (Eddington) Grigsby, both of whom also were natives of the Golden state, the father having been born in Napa. The paternal grandfather was one of the early pioneers and Indian fighters of this state, having come here about 1847, and he took a prominent and active part in the early development of this locality. John F. Grigsby devoted the major portion of his life to farming pursuits. He lived in San Luis Obispo county for nine years and then located in Napa county, where he spent the remainder of his days. His widow is still living.

John W. Grigsby received his educational training in the public schools of St. Helena and subsequently devoted his attention to farming until 1912, when he came to Napa and entered the employ of the Switzer Van & Transfer Company. After remaining with them for a time he embarked in that business on his own account, starting with a team and wagon. He has been successful in his enterprise and now operates two good motor trucks, enjoying a good patronage. He is prompt and efficient in his work and has built up an excellent reputation for reliability and trustworthiness.

Mr. Grigsby was married to Miss Flossy Irene Conrad, who was born in Sacramento county, California. Politically he maintains an independent attitude, voting for the men who in his judgment are best qualified for the offices they seek, regardless of party lines. Fraternally he is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is a lover of outdoor life, being especially fond of hunting and fishing.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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