Biography of Glen R. Grimm
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Glen R. Grimm, who is manager of the Eldred Refining Company at Oswego, with headquarters at 98 East Bridge Street, is a substantial and well known business man of the city. He was born at Mexico, Oswego County, June 2, 1889, the son of Charles and Hattie (Russell) Grimm.

Charles Grimm was born at Phoenix, N. Y., and his wife is a native of Pulaski. He attended the public schools and early in life became interested in general farming near Canandaigua. In 1928 he retired and removed to Rochester, N. Y., where he now resides. Mr. Grimm is a Republican, and a member of the Baptist Church. There are three children in the Grimm family: 1. Glen R., the subject of this sketch. 2. Bessie, a school teacher, lives at Rochester, N. Y. 3. Leone Hyde, lives at Syracuse, N. Y.

The education of Glen It Grimm was received in the public schools of Mexico, and as a young man he learned the barber's trade. He owned and operated a shop at Mexico until 1912, and at that time came to Oswego, where he engaged in the same business until 1917. He spent the following five years in the offices of the starch factory here, and in 1923 became manager of the Eldred Refining Company at Oswego. It is a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Oil Products Refining Company and operates three service stations at Oswego, one at Fulton, and one at Hannibal. They are wholesale and retail distributors of high grade petroleum products.

Mr. Grimm was married Nov. 9, 1910, to Miss Charlotte Ethel Calkins, of Scribal, N. Y., the daughter of Luther and Lucy (Hammond) Calkins. The former died in 1917 and the latter in July, 1930. Both are buried at Scriba. Mr. and Mrs. Grimm have a son, George Allison, who was born June 6, 1913. He is employed in a music store at Oswego and is now taking extension work from Columbia University.

Politically, Mr. Grimm is a Republican. He and his family are active members of the Methodist Church, and he belongs to the Knights of Pythias. The family residence is located at 203 East 5th 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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