Biography of John D. Griswold
Madison County, NY Biographies





Griswold, John D., who has resided in Cazenovia since 1885, was born In Bennington, N. H., 1843, a son of Lucius P. and Jane E. (Schoonmaker) Griswold. His father was engaged in the manufacture of powder from 1825 to 1876, and for many years was superintendent of the Laflin Rand Company. He died at Rosendale, N. Y. in 1877. Under him at the early age of fourteen years Mr. Griswold began to learn the powder business, in which he has been engaged all his active life. He has been connected with most of the important manufacturers of the country, including the Hazards: Duponts; and the Laflin Rand Company. He built his Cazenovia plant in 1887, three and one half miles south of the village and began the manufacture of powder on an extensive scale. This plant has blown up three times, last in October, 1898; since which time it has not been rebuilt.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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