Biography of Charles E. Grinnell
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Grinnell, Charles E., was born in Barre, November 8, 1832 and was the third of eight children of Amos and Rosamond (Whaley) Grinnell of that town. His father was a farmer and to that occupation Charles was brought up, and has always followed the same. At the age of twenty three he began for himself, married and located on a farm at Bragg's Corners, where he lived eight years. He then sold the farm and bought another at Barre Center, where he lived three years. He purchased and came to his present excellent farm in Albion in the fall of 1868. Charles Grinnell has a!. ways been an industrious and thrifty fanner, and one whose endeavors have been amply rewarded. He is a member and one of the founders of the Free Methodist Church of Albion, and one of its chief supporters. In politics he is a Prohibitionist. In 1855 Mr. Grinnell was married to Mary F. Payne of Barre. They have had three children, viz.: Wilbur H., who lives at home; Ed. Clayton, a merchant of Albion; and Lamonte, who died in infancy. Wilbur H. Grinnell was born September 27, 1S56, married January 15, 1879, to Helen Dykeman. They spent nearly four years in Ingham county, Mich., and at the request of his parents came to take charge of the farm in Albion.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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