|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1834|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1927|
Married to 1. Abigail Stowell Barns & 2. Anna Elizabeth Greene. Father of Frank E. Grandy and Nellie Ann Grandy Inslee.
THE LAKE SHORE NEWS, Thursday, June 23, 1927 - FORMER WOLCOTT MAN - Stillman J. Grandy, Veteran of Civil War Dies at Home of Daughter.
Stillman Johnson Grandy died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Inslee. No. 7,743 Fifteenth avenue. N. W., Seattle, Wash., June 9. Had he lived till August, he would have been 93. Mr. Grandy was born near Richardson's corners, Aug. 6, 1834, his father having been the late Benjamin Grandy. He was the last survivor of a long-lived family. Among his sisters, now deceased, were Mrs. Robert Wolven, Mrs. Abram Chase and Mrs. Abram Hill, of Wolcott. The late William Grandy, of Westbury, was a brother. He was a carpenter by trade, and years ago helped to build the Wolcott Falls mill, the old gristmill at Red Creek, and the original large barn on the N. W. Tompkins, now the Albert Wells farm, just south of Wolcott. When the Civil war broke out he was one of the original members and helped to organize Company G, 132nd N. Y. Infantry, which later was merged with the Ninth Heavy Artillery. He held the rank of first sergeant. Among his favorite stories of the war was of seeing and conversing with Lincoln in the forts about Washington. This meant much to him. Mr. Grandy was twice married. His first wife lived only a short time, and about 1867, he married Mrs. Annie E. Greene, of Oswego County. Two children survive, Frank E. Grandy and Mrs. Nellie Inslee, both of Seattle, besides 7 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren. Mr. Grandy went to Michigan many years ago and in 1908 followed the children to Seattle, where his wife died five years ago, since which he had lived with his daughter. He was a fine old man, a Mason, honest, upright and until the last year or so had worked his garden and done much about the place. He had intestinal "flu" late in April and seemingly recovered but was too weak to rally and was in bed much of the last two weeks of his life, though no one thought the end so near. He passed quietly away in sleep.
(2 errors... I think the 132nd should be 138th. and Mrs. Abram Hill might be Mrs. Erastrus T. Hill)
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ONCE A GREAT HUNTER:
Late Stillman Grandy Remembered for His Exploits
and for His High Character.
Editor Lake Shore News:
The article in last week's News telling of the death of Stillman J. Grandy at Seattle, Wash. recalled many boyhood memories of that fine man and soldier. He was a great hunter and fisherman, and used to delight to visit Port bay with the late Hezekish Easton. I have heard them tell many stories of their exploits with rod and gun. - and they were true stories, too - when it was possible to catch more fish and shoot more ducks in an hour than now could be secured in a week. Back before the Civil War when Mr. Grandy was not yet a voter he is said to have secured over a thousand wild pigeons in a single day. This was done by means of a net, which was sprung over the birds as they huddled on the ground after grain that had been scattered in a smooth place, the owner of the net being hidden and holding a line leading to the spring which was pulled when the birds were in the right place and in sufficient numbers to be caught. These were the famous "passenger pigeons." Now extinct, and I believe this was on their last great flight through this section in or about 1852. The late Giles Fitch, of East Port Bay Street if I remember aright, was the owner of the net that Mr. Grandy used. He also was said to have shot the last wild turkey in this section, somewhere near Glenmark. That also was before the Civil War. It was a delight to talk with him and Mr. Easton. They always had something of interest to tell a boy, and nothing was ever said to do a boy harm. They had high ideals and both were splendid men.
One Who Remembers
Benjamin Grandy (1793 - 1874)
Roena/Rowena Johnson Grandy (1798 - 1877)
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Created by: KT
Record added: Jan 15, 2012
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