Biography of M. L. Gridley
Potter County, PA Biographies

M. L. GRIDLEY, merchant, Coudersport, a son of A. A. and Rhodentha (Hubbard) Gridley, was born in Tioga county, N. Y., in 1842 His parents removed to what is now Lewisville, Potter Co., Penn., in 1848, where they engaged in farming, and still live. At the time of their settlement there was but one house in sight, where now there is a borough. Their children were Thomas; Sarah, now Mrs. Seth Lewis, of Lewisville; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Burton Lewis, of the same place; Walter, deceased; Mary, now widow of Hon. D. C. Larrabee; M. L. and Henry. M. L. Gridley removed to Coudersport, having been appointed deputy sheriff. He, however, in 1863, enlisted in Company F. Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was wounded in the head by a piece of shell, at Berrysville, in the Shenandoah Valley, and was mustered out of the service in June, 1865. Returning to Coudersport, he engaged in the clothing trade, but sold in 1871, and became proprietor of the Coudersport Hotel, which he sold, and then took possession of the Baker House. In 1882 he went into the flour, feed and coal business, corner of Main and First streets, where he is at present, being the only dealer in coal in the borough. Mr. Gridley married Orrel Nelson, of Eulalia, daughter of Lyman Nelson. Mr. Gridley is a member of Eulalia Lodge, Knights of Honor, and of the G. A. R. He is also foreman of the hose company of Coudersport.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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