Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


Edward F. Grim, a progressive farmer and fancy stock breeder of Runnymede, Kans., is a native of Indiana, born in Noble county, April 10, 1857. He is a son of Cornelius L. and Elizabeth (Mendenhall) Grim. Cornelius L. Grim was born in Cumberland, Md., in 1828. In early life he was a cabinet maker, and later followed farming. He died at Eaton Rapids, Mich., September 20, 1909. He was a member of the United Brethren church, and a very religious man, and lived a consistent Christian life. His wife was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1834, and died April 20, 1868. She was a daughter of John and Fianna (Shoaff) Mendenhall, both natives of Ohio. Edward F. Grim was one of a family of four children, as follows: Edward F., the subject of this review; John W., born December 11, 1865; Perry L., born September 27, 1867, and Icie May, born July 27, 1869. Edward F. Grim received his education in the public schools at Swan, Ind., and remained in his native State until 1883, when he came to Kansas, and bought government land in Harper county, where he has since made his home. He has a well improved farm of 400 acres, all under a high state of cultivation, and well improved, with good buildings and a fine modern residence. He is extensively engaged in raising alfalfa and wheat, but his specialty is Percheron horses and short horn cattle, and in this he ranks as one of the leaders of his State. For the last fifteen years he has been a successful breeder of Percheron horses, and has imported some very fine blood, and at this writing, has some of the finest pedigreed Percheron horses in America. He is also extensively engaged in breeding short horned cattle, Poland China swine, and Plymouth Rock chickens. He believes that the best is none too good, and exemplifies his theory in successful practice. Mr. Grim was united in marriage February 29, 1888, to Miss Ella A., daughter of Silas and Amanda (Cartwright) Burt. She was born in Danville, Ill., December 6, 1868. Mr. and Mrs. Grim have six children: Ocie Hazel, born November 11, 1888; Thella D., born January 9, 1891; Alden Dewey, born March 28, 1898; Raymond Fourth, born July 4, 1889; Opal Bertie, born October 14, 1905, and Vera Faud, born July 27, 1908. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Grim has served as treasurer of Harper township.

Pages 229-230 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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