Biography of Abbott S. Griggs
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Griggs, Abbott S., Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in Java, Wyoming county, N. Y., September 2. 1860, is a son of Sylvester and Rhoda (Smith) Griggs. Sylvester Griggs was reared in Colden and moved to Java in 1859, where he engaged in the mercantile business until 1872, when he came to East Aurora and engaged in farming for about nine years and then began the manufacture and sale of flour and feed in company with his son Abbott. He was engaged in this business at the time of his death, which occurred in 1890. Abbott Griggs was reared in Java until twelve years of age and educated in Aurora Academy and finished in Clinton Preparatory School. Mr. Griggs was married in September, 1896, to Evelyn Riley, granddaughter of Philip Riley of Holland. Mr. Griggs is a Republican in politics and at the present time is president of the village.

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