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Stephen M. Griswold
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Birth: 1835, USA
Death: Jun., 1916
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Stephen married Louise Roope and are known to have had one son, Frederic Jerome Griswold (b. about 1857). A source says they also had four other children: Stephen M., Jr., David, George, and W. A. Stephen was an usher during the time Henry Ward Beecher was pastor at the well-known Plymouth Church in Brooklyn. In 1867 Stephen and Louise embarked on a trip to Europe on an English steamer from New York City. They arrived in Liverpool and toured England, including London where they saw Queen Victoria and her children. After several days in England, the Griswolds crossed the English channel and toured France and Switzerland. They crossed the Alps into Italy and traveling down to Naples, met up with a party of "pilgrims" leaving for the Holy Land on the steamer Quaker City, the first trans-Atlantic American cruise. A fellow passenger, Mark Twain, was hired to go along and send back articles about the journey. These articles were later compiled into Innocents Abroad, his first best-seller that jump-started his career. Many passengers of the voyage became characters in Twain's book, and Mr. Griswold was not written about favorably by Twain. Stephen's wife Louise kept her own journal of the journey, and after returning was encouraged by friends to publish it. Called "A Woman's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land", it is a log of the places and people encountered. It was published in 1872 and Stephen submitted a copy to the Library of Congress. Stephen worked as a jeweler and was elected to the New York State Senate, representing the 3rd district during 1886-1887. 
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  Louise Roope Griswold (1843 - 1923)
Green-Wood Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 13241, Sec 112
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Jan 13, 2006
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Stephen M. Griswold
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Stephen M. Griswold
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Stephen M. Griswold
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