Biography of John W. Grumiaux

John W. Grumiaux was born January 17, 1861, in Le Roy, a son of Lewis and Louisa E., who came from France and England, respectively. He received his education in the village of Le Roy, and in December, 1880, engaged as agent for the Buffalo News. Three years later he received the agency for the Rochester Union, and worked one year in the Western Union Telegraph office. Hethenentered in succession the employ of Chapman & Boak, newsdealers, of J. K. Boak, and of H. J. Goodyear, tobacconist, who occupied a store in the Maloney block. In June, 1885,. his father bought out H. J. Goodyear, and conducted the business as Grumiaux & Son until April, 1887, when John W. became the sole owner. He also purchased the news business of J. K. Boak, April 1, 1888, and opened the store where he is now located, and where he has worked up a successful trade. He has a reading room and a circulating library connected with his store, and is the agent for Butterick's patterns.

FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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