Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE F. GRANT, who is one of
the prominent business men and agriculturists of Chelan county, is a native
of the Empire state, born in Delaware county, February 8, 1850. His
father, George W. Grant, was a native of the same state, his ancestors
of Scotland. He was a farmer and millwright. Ruth (Fuller)
Grant, mother of our subject, was a member of the old and prominent Fuller
family of New York. She passed away in the early seventies.
At the age of nineteen years, George F. Grant
had received a good district school education, and he then engaged with
his father in the lumbering business, subsequently going to Kansas, where
he found employment in various avocations for two years. Following
a short residence in Minnesota he removed to Montana and engaged in the
stock business, taking up a homestead and remaining there twenty years.
In 1897 he came to his present home near Mission and purchased six hundred
and forty acres of land, of which he subsequently disposed of eighty acres.
He has thirty acres of tillable land, the remainder being suitable for
timber, pasture, and so forth. He raises stock and, in company with
his son-in-law, John Hinton, rents and conducts a saw mill. He has
two brothers and four sisters; Charles and William, residents of the state
of New York; Mary, Addie, Fanny, and Sarah, also living in New York.
Mr. Grant found his bride at Osakis, Minnesota,
Miss Imogene Slawson, with whom he was united in marriage May 17, 1873.
She was a native of Delaware county, New York. A sketch of her parents
will be found in the article devoted to Frank D. Slawson, her brother,
in another portion of this work. She died July 16, 1898.
Our subject has five children: Minnie, wife
of John Hinton, Mission creek; Ruth, wife of Morlin Stephens, Mission creek,
mentioned elsewhere; Ettie; Nettie; and George, a schoolboy, living with
Mr. Grant is prominent in Masonic and other
fraternal circles. He is a member of Riverside Lodge, No. 112, A.
F. & A. M., Chapter 22, R. A. M., of Wenatchee, Damascus Commandery,
No. 4, K. T., Glendive, Montana, and the M. W. A., Mission. He is
a Democrat, and when business will permit, is active in campaigns.
For six years he was commissioner of Dawson county, Montana, and frequently
served as delegate to state and county conventions in the latter state.
As a citizen, Mr. Grant is enterprising, public spirited, and highly respected.