Biography of Granger Smith
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SMITH, GRANGER. - Born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1849. Son of A. M. C. and Beulah (Granger) Smith. His parents and many of his ancestors were New Englanders. His paternal grandfather was port warden of New York city in early days, and made the trip with Robert Fulton on his first steamboat. Granger Smith was educated in the Buffalo common and high schools and at Lockport Academy At the age of 14 years he went into the grain and cornmission house of Fish & Brown, of Buffalo, N. Y., as errand boy, and by the time he was 21 had risen to the position of head office man in that concern. He afterward came to Chicago, and in 1873 established the insurance agency of Granger Smith, Miller & Co., of which firm he is still the senior member. He has prospered in his business ventures in this city, and owns considerable rea estate both here and in Waukegan, Ill Mr. Smith is socially inclined, and is popular member of the Union Leagu Club and the Athletic Club. While ir Buffalo he was a member of the 74th regiment, New York National Guard He was married in 1870 to Mary B. Pitts.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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