Yuma County, Colorado
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George O. Grist,
George cash-claimed a quarter in 3, 4S 43W in 1891.
1890 San Luis Graphic "George Grist and L. Smith have just sunk a three-inch artesian well on Mr. Smith's farm, which has a most remarkable flow. It is down 617 feet and flow by actual measurement 47 statutory inches of water per second. They are now sinking a six-inch well on the adjoining farm."
George's quarter was to be auctioned in 1906 - it reads as though George had borrowed $300 with the land as collateral and didn't pay anything.
George O. Grist married Rena J. Iliff July 3, 1845 in Marshall County, Illinois -our George might be a son....
In 1902 a Geo O. Grist was farmer and special disbursing agent for the Digger Indians near Jackson California.
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