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Benjamin Arnett Grant, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1895
London
Madison County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1960
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

U.S. Army, World War I; Chicago Alderman

Benjamin was the son of John Henry GRANT (an A.M.E. minister) and his first wife, Elizabeth "Lizzie" BISHOP, and he was the brother of Rosco C. GRANT (b. Oct. 1899, d. Oct. 1968). Benjamin's mother died when he was about seven years old.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I, returned home and studied at Fisk University, at the University of Chicago, and at Northwestern University Law School. In 1931, he married Emma Ann LYONS. With Emma, Benjamin had three children: Louis, Barbara, and Benjamin, Jr.

Benjamin served two terms as an alderman in Chicago, Illinois, serving the 3rd Ward. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1945. In Los Angeles, he and his family lived in the Country Club Park area, and his wife Emma became a school teacher.

His paternal grandmother was Polly CLAY (who died as Mrs. Polly Smith).

NOTE: There is conflicting information regarding his year of birth. His military grave marker says he was born in 1898, as does the Social Security Death Index. However, according to his grandson, Benjamin was born in 1895. The 1895 date matches information on the WW I Draft Registration Card and on the WW II Draft Registration Card, completed in Benjamin's own handwriting. The 1895 date also matches his age as listed on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census reports. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth Bishop Grant (1869 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Ann Lyons Grant (1910 - 1993)
 
 Children:
  Barbara Ann Grant Hall (1935 - 2005)*
  Benjamin Arnett Grant (1947 - 1981)*
 
 Sibling:
  Benjamin Arnett Grant (1895 - 1960)
  Roscoe Conkling Grant (1899 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
BENJAMIN A. GRANT, SR.
PENNSYLVANIA
WRSTD USNRF
WORLD WAR I
AUG. 25, 1898 . NOV. 1, 1960
 
Burial:
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: section 6; lot 147; grave 7-NW
 
Created by: AMB
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59737596
Benjamin Arnett Grant, Sr
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Benjamin Arnett Grant, Sr
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Benjamin Arnett Grant, Sr
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