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Grannis, Sidney Smith "S.S."

House 1864 (District 9)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Goodhue

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/21/1820
Birth Place: Irasburg, Vermont
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1914
Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: S.S.
City of Residence (when first elected): Red Wing
Occupation (when first elected): Lumber Dealer, Lumber Milling; Wooden Shingles/Former Owner, Grannis, Daniels and Company Lumber Mill/School Director

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/Aldermen: Red Wing, Minnesota (City Council); 1859 to 18?? [Elected]
County Board/Commissioner: Goodhue County, Minnesota (1st District, Red Wing, Burnside, and Grant; County Commissioner); 1865 to ? [Elected]
State Agency: Minnesota Surveyor General of Logs and Lumber, 3rd Lumber District; 1866 to 1??? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Sarah Shaw Howe (married in 1842, she died in 1884)
Children: Six children: Ellen M., and Mary Etta (daughters); Sidney Howe (died young), Hiram (died young), Sidney (died young), and Edward H. (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He went to Wisconsin in 1856 and began scouting business locations in Minnesota in July. He finalized his land purchase in Red Wing, Minnesota in October 1856. He returned to Morrisville, New York and in April 1857 set out for Red Wing. He moved his family to Red Wing, Minnesota in 1858.

He was disabled, in 1870, after he left office. With a shingle saw he accidently cut off about half of the length of his left hand fingers and thumb.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Red Wing, Minnesota.

Religion provided by History of Goodhue County, Minnesota, 1909.

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

6th Legislative Session (1864)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09
Elected: 11/3/1863
Residence: Red Wing
Term of Office: 1/5/1864 to 1/2/1865
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Lumber Dealer, Lumber Milling; Wooden Shingles/Former Owner, Grannis, Daniels and Company Lumber Mill/School Director
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Commerce (Chair)
  • Enrollment
  • Printing