Biography of Gallon S. Griswold
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Gallon Sykes Griswold. - One of the progressive young business men of Franklin County is Gaylon S. Griswold, who is the proprietor of a book and stationery shop at 119 East Main Street, Malone. He was born at Canton, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1901, the son of Gaylon G. and Ellie (Sykes) Griswold.

Gaylon G. Griswold was born at Canton, N. Y., May 29, 1861, the son of David Griswold, who was well known for many years in Canton as an interior decorator. His son, Gaylon G., also engaged in that business, but since 1900 has held the office of assistant postmaster in Canton. He was married in 1886 to Miss Ellie Sykes of Canton. Their children are: 1. Elbert Kenneth attended St. Lawrence University, and is a graduate of Pratt College, now identified with the Art Metal Construction Company of New York City. 2. Mildred Harriet, a graduate of St. Lawrence University, class of 1918, now a teacher of Mathematics in Port Washington (N. Y.) High School. 3. Mice Lydia, a graduate of St. Lawrence University, class of 1921, now a teacher of Mathematics in Bay Ridge (N. Y.) High School. 4. Gallon S., the subject of this sketch. 5. Eleanor Mary, a graduate of St. Lawrence University, class of 1925, now a stenographer in the offices of the Edwin Wilson Advertising Agency, of New York City.

Gaylon S. Griswold secured his early education in the public schools of Canton, from which he was graduated in 1919. He received the degree of Bachelor of Science at St. Lawrence University in 1923, and spent the following three years as a teacher of mathematics in the Junior High School at Trenton, N. J. Mr. Griswold then purchased the stationery and book shop of Thomas T. Buttrick, at Malone, with which he is now identified.

On Dec. 4, 1926, Mr. Griswold married Miss Mary E. Hornyak, the daughter of John and Anna Hornyak, of Trenton, N. J. Before her marriage Mrs. Griswold was a teacher of Home Economics in Trenton.

Mr. Griswold is a Republican, a member of the Universalist Church and belongs to Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. His wife is a member of the Catholic Church. They live at 10 Constable Street.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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