Biography of William H. Granger
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Granger, William H., one of the public spirited and enterprising men of Saratoga Springs, was born in that place September 5, 1840, a son of James A. and Charlotte (Bullard) Granger. Mr. Granger's grandfather, Roswell Granger, was a native of Massachusetts, and settled in Grangerville, Saratoga county, giving the place its name. He and his brother were among the early settlers and carried on a lumber business as well as a grist mill and general store. William H. Granger was educated in the common schools and learned the harness maker's trade, which he followed for a short time and then engaged in farming, which occupation he pursued until 1869, when he became connected with the Saratoga Baggage Express Co., and purchased that business in 1870. This business has assumed large proportions under his able management, and Mr. Granger has at the same time grown into the business and public life of Saratoga Springs until he is a prominent factor therein. He has always taken great interest in the fire department and has been a member of the board of fire commissioners nine years, and served as president of the board of fire commissioners for two years. In 1865 Mr. Granger married Ermina, daughter of Charles F. White, of Corinth, Saratoga county. They had one son, Henry A., who died in February, 1889. aged twenty-two years.


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