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Hiram L. and Lydia (Gray) Grisell

Hiram L. Grisell, serving in G. 138th Indiana Infantry, receiving an invalid pension June 28, 1880, and Lydia J. Grisell of Missouri recieving a widow pension June 2, 1906.

Hiram Lawrence Grisell married Lydia Jane Gray in Jay County, Indiana on August 15, 1876.

In 1885 Adams County, Nebraska, Hiram Grisell is a silver-smith, 36, Lidie 40, Morton 16, Alta M. 10, and Harry 4.
In 1894 Hiram L. Grisell proved up a quarter in 28, 2N 47W - a mile west of Shramm.

H. L. was a member of the Yuma G.A.R. Post in 1895.

Hiram was in Christian County, Missouri in 1900, farming, born Sept 1847 in Indiana, married 34 years to Liza J. May 1841 Ohio. She's had four kids, three living. Harry is with them, born June 1888 in Nebraska. It said Harry was 21, so it might be 1878 birth.

"Hiram Grissell built a store at Christian Center in 1903, and gave it its name because it is located approximately in the center of Christian County. John Bilyeu bought the store in 1901 and ran it for the next forty years. "

1903 Yuma news "H. L. Griesell and wife went to Sterling Monday to visit their daughter, Mrs. L. Beuge. (BENGE) "

November 1905 "Mrs. Ida Grisell and mother Mrs. Turpin left for their home in Brush after a months visit in Yuma."

Martin C. Grisell is in Yuma County in 1900, doing watch and jewelry repair, living in Yuma. He was born Sept 1869 in Ohio, married 30 10 years to Ida M. Oct 1869 Wisconsin. WSalter B. was born Dec 1890 in COlorado.

They're still in Yuma in 1910, Martin 40, Ruby E. 26, married four years. Harry L., his brother 30, married 7 years, is with them. They have two lodgers.
Ruby (Loring) Grissell died 1970, and is buried with Ernest and Irma in Yuma.

1904 "J. B. Campbell sold the Yuma Pioneer, bag and baggage, to M.L. Grisell and John G. Abbott."
1905 "M.L. Grisell was granted a divorce from Ida Grisell in district court at Wray Monday."
1909 "M . L . Grisell and wife arrived Tuesday from Yuma , Colorado , where Mr . Grisell has been engaged for some time as editor and publisher of the Yuma Pioneer . Mr. Grisell was at one time the jeweler at the Snider Drug Co ., and has many warm friends in and around Ozark , who welcome him back to God's country . —Ozark , Missouri, Republican ."

1910 "Harry Grisell of Sterling, visited at the home of his brother, M.L. Grisell."

June 3, 1910 "A telegram received Saturday morning from Ozark, Missouri contained the sad news that Mrs. Grisell, mother of M. L. and Harry of this city, is dangerously ill. Harry left Saturday night for that place."

M.L. Grisell was editor of the Pioneer

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