Biography of Stanley M. Gruger
Broome County, NY Biographies





STANLEY MORRIS GRUVER - Among the substantial business men of Endicott, New York, who hold prominent places in the municipal affairs of that town, is Stanley Morris Gruver, contractor and builder, and he has attained the position he holds in life through his own unaided industry and perseverance. He was born April 1, 1878, in Roaring Branch, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph J., Jr., and Isabel (Morris) Gruver. His father was engaged in carpenter work, and it was this early association that was an important factor in the shaping of the career the son was to follow. After he had completed the district schools of his home town, Mr. Gruver worked with his father and served his apprenticeship to the carpenter's trade. After completing this apprenticeship he continued to work as a journeyman, and prepared himself for a business of his own. In due course of time he located in Endjcott and there began contracting and building on a small scale. Each new building erected by Mr. Gruver served as a recommendation to those desirous of obtaining satisfactory service and within a few years he found himself firmly established. He has made a specialty of building homes and has been awarded contracts in Endicott and nearby vicinity. His own handsome home is the work of his brain, and is one of the handsome residences of Endicott.

In public life Mr. Gruver takes a very keen interest, although he is not desirous of holding any office. He is a member of the Republican party and a strong worker for this party's interests. His fraternal connections are with the Masonic order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

Mr. Gruver married, at Morris, Tioga county; Pennsylvania, Emma Jane Parker, born September 30, 1879, in Antrim, daughter of Ellis M. and Lucy (Neal) Parker. Mr. and Mrs. Gruver are regular attendants of the Methodist church of Endicott.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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