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Jane Grant, the daughter of Robert T. Grant, a miner, was born in Joplin, Missouri, on 29th May, 1892. The family moved to Girard, Kansas, but in 1908 she arrived in New York City where she was expected to develop a career in music teaching. She later recalled: "Although teaching voice was considered a cut above school teaching, I wanted no part of it. At an early age, I had decided against both teaching and marriage. In my secret heart I meant to remain in the East once I got there. I would be a singer - perhaps go on stage. But my secret must be carefully guarded, I knew, for no such idea would be tolerated by my mother’s religious family."

In 1912 Grant obtained an office job with Collier's Weekly. She rented a room from Florence Williams, who was a secretary to Carr Van Anda, the managing editor of the New York Times. With the help of her landlady she got a job in June 1914 as a stenographer to write notes for the society news section. She did this job so well that she was eventually employed as the first woman journalist on the newspaper.

Grant's biographer, Beverly G. Merrick, has argued: "Being the one and only female had its rewards. She said the male staff tended to make their way to her office while waiting for assignments. The late
night crowd would also linger after finishing their stories.... All was not positive in the working environment. She was often the butt of practical jokes, such as her male counterparts phoning in fake stories to her from a nearby desk, just to see her reaction."

Grant became a close friend of Alexander Woollcott, the newspaper's theatre critic. In 1917 Woollcott went to France to report the First World War. He arranged for Grant to become a singer with the YMCA Entertainment Corps. Samuel Hopkins Adams points out: "Presently he was talking marriage. It was mostly in a tone of banter, but at times he became earnest and seemed to be trying to persuade himself as well as the girl that they might make a go of it, for a time, anyway - and how about taking a chance? Not being certain how far he meant it, and, in any case, not being interested, she laughed it off. Some of his friends thought that she treated the whole affair in a spirit of levity and that Aleck was cruelly hurt."

After being promoted to the rank of sergeant Woollcott was assigned to the recently established Stars and Stripes, a weekly newspaper by enlisted men for enlisted men. Harold Ross was appointed editor. Aware of his great journalistic talent, Ross sent him to report on the men in the front-line trenches. It was claimed he "made his way fearlessly in and around the front, gathering material for the kinds of things the fighting men wanted to read: stories about rotten cooks, nosey dogs, leaky boots, and other common nuisances of life at the front." Woollcott introduced Grant to Ross and she later admitted she did the "sewing and mending" for all of the soldiers working on the newspaper.

After the war Grant began taking lunch with a group of writers in the dining room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Murdock Pemberton later recalled that he owner of the hotel, Frank Case, did what he could to encourage this gathering: "From then on we met there nearly every day, sitting in the south-west corner of the room. If more than four or six came, tables could be slid along to take care of the newcomers. we sat in that corner for a good many months... Frank Case, always astute, moved us over to a round table in the middle of the room and supplied free hors d'oeuvre.... The table grew mainly because we then had common interests. We were all of the theatre or allied trades." Case admitted that he moved them to a central spot at a round table in the Rose Room, so others could watch them enjoy each other's company.

This group eventually became known as the Algonquin Round Table. Other regulars at these lunches included Robert E. Sherwood, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, Heywood Broun, Harold Ross, Donald Ogden Stewart, Edna Ferber, Ruth Hale, Franklin Pierce Adams, Neysa McMein, Alice Duer Miller, Charles MacArthur, Marc Connelly, George S. Kaufman, Beatrice Kaufman , Frank Crowninshield, Ben Hecht, John Peter Toohey, Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt and Ina Claire.

Jane Grant became romantically involved with Harold Ross. Although she later commented: "No one, not even his prejudiced mother, could deny that his body was badly put together" she married him in 1920 in the Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan. However, she refused to be known as Mrs. Grant. She later recalled: "Never for a moment had I considered the possibility of losing my name." Grant said she and Ross agreed to give each other complete independence. She also insisted on retaining her job at the New York Times. At the time Ross was working for the American Legion Weekly .

For a while Ross and Grant shared a house with the journalists, Heywood Broun and Ruth Hale. Whereas Broun was sympathetic to feminism, Ross was not. According to Howard Teichmann, Ross, particularly after drinking whiskey, told anyone who would listen, "I never had one damn meal at home at which the discussion wasn't of women's rights and the ruthlessness of men in trampling women. Grant and Ruth Hale had maiden-name phobias, and that was all they talked about, or damn near all."

In 1921 Grant and Hale established the Lucy Stone League. The first list of members included Heywood Broun, Neysa McMein, Beatrice Kaufman, Franklin Pierce Adams, Belle LaFollette, Freda Kirchwey, Anita Loos, Zona Gale, Janet Flanner and Fannie Hurst. Its principles were forcefully expressed in a booklet written by Hale: "We are repeatedly asked why we resent taking one man's name instead of another's why, in other words, we object to taking a husband's name, when all we have anyhow is a father's name. Perhaps the shortest answer to that is that in the time since it was our father's name it has become our own that between birth and marriage a human being has grown up, with all the emotions, thoughts, activities, etc., of any new person. Sometimes it is helpful to reserve an image we have too long looked on, as a painter might turn his canvas to a mirror to catch, by a new alignment, faults he might have overlooked from growing used to them. What would any man answer if told that he should change his name when he married, because his original name was, after all, only his father's? Even aside from the fact that I am more truly described by the name of my father, whose flesh and blood I am, than I would be by that of my husband, who is merely a co-worker with me however loving in a certain social enterprise, am I myself not to be counted for anything."

Grant’s first bylined article was an interview with Charlie Chaplin, which appeared in The New York Times Magazine on 18th September, 1921. Chaplin was interested in talking about his political views and told her: "Many people have called me a socialist. My radical views have been much misunderstood. I am not a socialist, nor am I looking for a new order to things. But I do believe that conditions can be much improved and that the lives of the working classes can be made far more pleasant than they now are."

Beverly G. Merrick, the author of Jane Grant (1999) has pointed out: "Grant was doing well at The Times. Ralph Graves had promoted her to the city staff itself, and she was assured by him she was the first woman reporter to work on the general staff. In the new job, she found a much broader sphere, but her special field was women in the news. She said sometimes that meant reporting on women behind the news, including the wives of presidents. The women reporters had a fascination with coverage of First Ladies. One time Grant and Ishbel Ross, the first woman reporter of the city staff at the New York Tribune, shadowed Mrs. Coolidge at an exhibit in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum."

Grant continued working for the New York Times but she along with Harold Ross she developed ideas about publishing their own magazine. In her book, Ross, The New Yorker and Me (1968) she argued: "Ross had great humility then. He assured me he'd try anything I decided upon, that he wanted to be anything I wanted him to be. I’m afraid I did a good deal of prodding. But I felt he really could accomplish what he set out to do - with his talent and his enormous drive - even though many people doubted his ability. He would have given up, I am sure, if I hadn’t encouraged him; fortunately I was able to influence him."

According to Beverly G. Merrick: "The couple agreed that they would attempt to live on her earnings, and save his salary of $10,000 for a magazine of his own invention. Grant said she persuaded Ross to put his ideas on paper. He reportedly had three in mind: a high-class tabloid, a shipping magazine and a weekly about life in Manhattan. Ross and Grant were opposites in the truest sense of the word. For instance, Ross was tone deaf and could not abide her dancing, singing or whistling around him. But as is often true in the case of opposites, it took that combination to make the magazine reach fruition. Grant had a good business sense. Ross had a unique sense of humor, the kind of humor that would come to characterize The New Yorker. Grant encouraged him to go with the third idea. She intuitively knew that it would best suit him, as well be a success in the marketplace. It apparently took them five years to raise the capital for the venture."

Ross approached Raoul Fleischmann in 1925 about funding a new magazine, The New Yorker. Fleischmann later recalled: "I wasn't at all impressed with Ross' knowledge of publishing, I had no reason to doubt his skill as an editor, nor any reason to believe in it." Despite these comments he agreed to invest $45,000 in the magazine. The first edition appeared on 21st February, 1925. Marion Meade has pointed out: "Five months after its birth, the magazine's original capital was depleted and it seemed unlikely to survive the summer season, customarily a slow period even for prosperous publications. Raoul Fleischmann had been advised that the wisest course would be to suspend publication until the fall, but Harold Ross and Jane Grant were convinced that this would mean ruin for the magazine. They had begun to seek capital elsewhere. In the midst of Adams's nuptial festivities, Fleischmann arrived with a miraculous last minute reprieve and announced that he had persuaded his mother to invest $100,000, enough to assure the summer issues at least."

Initially the magazine concentrated on the social and cultural life of New York City but eventually widened its scope and developed a reputation for publishing some of the best short-stories, cartoons, biographical profiles, foreign reports and arts reviews. Its contributors included Dorothy Parker (poems and short-stories), Robert Benchley (theatre critic), Alexander Woollcott, James Thurber (cartoons and short-stories), Elwyn Brooks White, John McNulty, Joseph Mitchell, Katharine S. White (also fiction editor), Sidney J. Perelman, Janet Flanner (correspondent based in Paris), Wolcott Gibbs (theatre critic), St. Clair McKelway and John O'Hara (over 200 of his short-stories appeared in the magazine).

Jane Grant continued to write for the New York Times. On 10th January, 1926, she wrote: "Our records are filled with the accounts of women who ventured into this work or that, leaving the familiar path where women have become more or less formidable competitors of men.... Such a course sometimes carried with it hardships, tending to make the move seem foolhardy, but they have stuck courageously, an amazing number of them, until they could raise their flag and add another name to the list of torchbearers. These women have become bankers, lawyers, politicians, mechanics, soldiers - to name a few of the occupations that fifty years ago were solely within the reach of men. In fact, so searching has been women’s interest in the professions hitherto unknown to them, that there remains now only a few unchallenged for the pioneer spirit.

Jane Grant divorced from Ross in 1929. Over the next few years she spent most of her time as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. This included several visits to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. This included an interview with Ernst Hanfstaengl, who agreed with her that Adolf Hitler had instituted sterilization acts, but said that Germany cannot afford to have "even a small percentage of deficient children." Her unfinished manuscript on 1930s Europe was called I Saw What I Could .

Grant married William B. Harris, an editor with Fortune Magazine in 1939. Grant and Harris moved from Manhattan to Litchfield, Connecticut where they established White Flower Farm. Harris called Grant "one of the first real women’s liberationists." In 1943 she wrote an article, Confession of a Feminist, for the American Mercury. The article began: "It must be true I’m a feminist, for all my friends say so." Once again she refused to take her husband's name: "Women can change their names as often as they change husbands, but let one of them want to keep her original name while making the husband-change-overs and she causes quite a stir. It comes as a complete surprise that she might have a deep attachment for the only thing she has worn continuously from birth.

Grant published a memoir about Harold Ross called Ross, The New Yorker and Me (1968). Some mutual friends objected to the harsh treatment of Ross. A critic for Harper’s Magazine argued: "In spite of the fact that Miss Grant made her living for many years by writing, there is very little literary quality - nor even perception".

Jane Grant died of cancer on 18th March, 1972. Upon his death in 1981, William B. Harris left a $3.5 million bequest in her name to the Center for Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.

Our records are filled with the accounts of women who ventured into this work or that, leaving the familiar path where women have become more or less formidable competitors of men.... In fact, so searching has been women’s interest in the professions hitherto unknown to them, that there remains now only a few unchallenged for the pioneer spirit.

Jane Grant married Ross, and was back at her old job of society reporter on the New York Times. This quartet, with John Peter Toohey, augmented by Hawley Truax, another Stars and Striper, became daily frequenters of a corner table. By 1920 the expansion of the group had caused Case to reserve for its members the big round table at the rear of the larger dining room, which, because its habitues enjoyed one another's company so much, soon provoked envy and often malicious slander among outsiders who could not tolerate its gaiety. By 1921 the fellowship of the Round Table had burst into full flower. Its members, besides those already named, included: Brock Pemberton, about to produce the brilliant comedy Enter Madame; Murdock, his brother; beautiful Peggy Wood, whose voice was making her internationally known in musical plays; John V. A. Weaver, the poet, whom Peggy later married; Margaret Leech, fresh from Vassar, soon to be collaborating with Heywood Broun on their biography of Anthony Comstock; Kate Sproehnle, an attractive freelance journalist; Frank Sullivan, the humorist, and Ruth Hale.

Ruth Hale was a tireless champion of lost causes. The good writing with which she trumpeted Arthur Hopkins' plays revealed a lively, highly intelligent mind. In her private world she was an ardent feminist. She founded the Lucy Stone League dedicated to the protection of woman's individuality. Among its insistences were that married women be permitted to retain their maiden names. Jane Grant, Janet Flanner, Fola LaFollette, and Freda Kirchwey were among those who became resolute members. "A rolling stone gathers no boss," said George Kaufman. Heywood Broun heartily agreed with Ruth's principles. When anyone addressed her as "Mrs. Broun" after they were married he or she was emphatically told that that was not her name. For years Ruth conducted a one-woman war with the State Department, which, because of her marital status, refused to issue a passport to Ruth Hale. Eventually she was told that she could have a passport issued to "Mrs. Heywood Broun (known as Ruth Hale.)" She continued to forgo leaving the United States. When her young son, Heywood Hale Broun, was recuperating from an illness in a school in California, Ruth decided to assure herself of his recovery by visiting him. Expecting Ruth to telephone him in New York about the boy's progress, Heywood was concerned when after five days he had not heard from her. He telephoned the school but was told that she had not arrived. The next day he received a telegram from her from Kansas City. Ruth's devotion to justice for her sex had caused her to interrupt her dash westward on the "Chief". She had involved herself in a local murder trial and telegraphed: "Mrs. Clavering Must Not Hang!"

After World War I, she (Jane Grant) returned as a reporter to The Times. She was assigned by Ralph Graves, then city editor, to write hotel news, with a small raise. During Grant’s first day back, Woollcott stuck his head in the door and said he would take her to a new luncheon place if she would pay for her
own meal. The new place was the Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel, where Woollcott talked about his experiences at Stars and Stripes and discussed issues of the day with the likes of Murdock Pemberton, John Toohey and Dorothy Parker. The group met in the long room there, called the Pergola, because Woollcott wanted to feast upon the adjacent pastry presided over by Sarah the cook. He often invited press agents to the gathering....

Grant was doing well at The Times. Graves had promoted her to the city staff itself, and she was assured by him she was the first woman reporter to work on the general staff. One time Grant and Ishbel Ross, the first woman reporter of the city staff at the New York Tribune, shadowed Mrs. Coolidge at an exhibit in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum. However, the special teas held by Eleanor Roosevelt, which elevated the status of many newspaper women, came after Grant’s days as a reporter, even though Grant and Roosevelt often met in social settings of the New York Newswomen’s Club.

© John Simkin, April, 2013


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Thomas Grant

Thomas Grant married Jane Haburne 21 Sep 1624 and came from England in 1638.

Robert Hazen, M.D., (1947), The Hazen Family in America. Donald Lines Jacobus, Thomaston, Conn.

The following source information is by: Walter E. Hazen (3/3/06), "Hazen Family in America."

Jane Hannah HABURNE (Ralph HABURNE3, John HABURNE2, John William HABURNE1) was born BEF 10 OCT 1602 in Cottingham, Yorkshire, and died ABT 1696 in Rowley, Essex Cty, Massachusetts. She was buried 1696 in Cottingham,. She married Thomas GRANT 21 SEP 1624, son of John GRANT and Jane WATSON. He was born BEF 12 FEB 1600/1 in Hessle, Norkshire, and died BEF 1643 in Rowley, Essex Cty, Massachusetts.

Children of Jane Hannah HABURNE and Thomas GRANT are:

+त ii. John GRANT was born 05 MAR 1627/28 in Cottingham, Yorkshire, and died 18 MAR 1696/97 in Rowley, Essex Cty, Massachusetts.

+द iv. Hannah GRANT was born BEF 16 OCT 1631 in Cottingham, Yorkshire, and died FEB 1715/16 in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

NameThomas GRANT, 10G Grandfather

Birthbef 12 Feb 1601, Hessle, Yorkshire, England148

Deathbef 1643, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts

Christen12 Feb 1601, Hessle, Yorkshire, England

88, "Early Settlers of Rowley," Vol. 21, 1884

From England in 1638 and resided in Rowley, MA244

From the deposition of Samuel Stickney of Bradford in 1698: “I came over from England to New England in the same ship with Thomas Grant and Jane Grant, his wife, who brought with them Foure Children, by name John, Hannah, Frances, & Ann . And the said John being deceased, I do affirm that the Sisters of John Grant above named, now by Marriage known by the names of Hannah Brown, Frances Keyes & Ann Emerson are the same that came over with their Father & Mother and by them owned with said John for their children.245

1Jane HABURNE, 10G Grandmother

Birthbef 10 Oct 1602, Cottingham, Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Death16 Feb 1696, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts2

FatherRalph HABURNE (<1569-<1630)

MotherMaud JECLES (JECKLES/JEKYLL) (1573-<1623)

She was a widow proprietor in Rowley in 1643 or earlier. Her house lot was on Bradford Street.246 33

She was taxed in 1653 for two cows in Rowley, MA247

“Widow Jane Grant had an acre and a half house lot on Bradford St., 1643. Her husband, Thomas Grant, came with her to this country in 1638, probably to Boston. The date of his death is not seen. She was taxed in 1653, for two cows. Her death is not of record. The history of this family is well set forth in the affidavit of Samuel Stickney given below.88

Marriage21 Sep 1624, Cottingham, Yorkshire, ENGLAND248

The info says that he died before 1643. Too bad this program doesn't allow for such variations. http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/thomas-grant_7721002

Thomas Grant & Jane Haburne Grant emigrated with four children in 1638. The Grants were one of Rowley’s founding families who arrived on the ship John of London less than two decades after the Mayflower brought the Pilgrim Fathers to America. Rowley was founded by a Puritan minister called Rev. Ezekiel ROGERS.. He had gathered together 20 families, including the Grants, from his Yorkshire parish of Rowley in England to establish the American Rowley.

The Clark Family: A Legacy of Dedication to the Community

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Jane (Culmer) Grant (1865 - 1915)

Canterbury Marriages Transcription First name(s) Jane Last name Culmer Birth year 1865 Marriage year 1891 Marriage day 28 Marriage month Mar Place St Nicholas at Wade, St Nicholas Spouse's first name(s) William Walter Spouse's last name Grant Groom's age 28 Groom's father's first name(s) Wolf Groom's father's last name Grant Bride's age 26 Bride's father's first name(s) Charles Bride's father's last name Culmer County Kent Country England Archive reference U3/18/1/10 Year range 1837-1959 Page 121 Record set Canterbury Marriages Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers) Record collection Marriages & divorces Collections from United Kingdom brightsolid online publishing ltd copyright brightsolid online publishing ltd

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Sarre Street, Sarre, Thanet, Kent, England Household MembersFirst name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place Charlotte Culmer Head Widow Female 62 1829 Pauper Kent, England Jane Grant Daughter Married Female 26 1865 - Kent, England

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Volunteer Cottage, Queen Street, Monifieth, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland Household MembersFirst name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place William W Grant Head Married Male 38 1863 Coy Sergt Maj Ryl Gar Arly England ?Transcription Jane Grant Wife Married Female 36 1865 - England Thomas W Grant Son - Male 9 1892 Scholar England Robert G Grant Son - Male 7 1894 Scholar Ireland William A Grant Son - Male 6 1895 Scholar Ireland Herbert H Grant Son - Male 4 1897 Scholar Ireland Dorothea M Grant Daughter - Female 1 1900 - Monifieth, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland

1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Carriers Arms St Margarets At Cliffe, St Margarets At Cliffe, Kent, England Household MembersFirst name(s) Last name Relationship to household head Marital condition Gender Age Birth year Birth place Occupation William Grant Head Married Male 48 1863 Ramsgate Kent Beer Retailer Jane Grant Wife Married 20 years (7,6,1) Female 46 1865 Monkton Kent - William Grant Son Single Male 16 1895 Queenstown Cork Resident Assisting In Business Dorothea Grant Daughter - Female 11 1900 Broughty Ferry Forfar Resd - Lilian Grant Daughter - Female 9 1902 Broughty Ferry Forfar Resd

Canterbury Burials Transcription First name(s) Jane Last name Grant Birth year 1865 Death year 1915 Age 50 Burial year 1915 Burial day 8 Burial month Jul Burial place St Margaret at Cliffe, St Margaret County Kent Archive reference U3/200 Page 78 Year range 1865-1928 Record set Canterbury Burials Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers) Record collection Deaths & burials Collections from United Kingdom brightsolid online publishing ltd copyright brightsolid online publishing ltd

England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription First name(s) JANE Last name GRANT Gender Female Birth day - Birth month - Birth year 1865 Age 50 Death quarter 3 Death year 1915 District DOVER County Kent Volume 2A Page 1142 Country England Record set England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers) Record collection Deaths & burials Collections from United Kingdom (c) brightsolid online publishing ltd

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Mrs. Grant is described to be an amiable woman with some faults—as discovered by Mrs. Norris when the Grants were first getting settled at the Parsonage. She is kind but is of the matchmaking turn of mind. When her half-brother and sister stay with them at the Parsonage, she immediately sets about matchmaking. She dearly loves her younger half-siblings, even after their long separation and vice versa.

If Mrs. Grant possessed any of the beauty that Mary Crawford is famous for when she was younger, then she has mostly lost it by now. She is described as having a sort of drum-like figure that perfectly accentuates her younger half-sister's graceful and elegant figure Α] .

John and Jane GRANT of Bank Street, Wrexham

John Grant was born in Scotland about 1821, his parents were Alexander Grant and Mary Fraser. By 1845 he had left Scotland and on 28 November 1845 he married Jane Humphreys in St John`s Church, Chester. Jane had been born in Gresford about 1827 and was the daughter of John Humphreys.

By 1851 they were living in 10 Kenrick Street and stayed there for many years. Later the name was changed to Bank Street, but they were still at No 10.

At first John was a tea dealer, but by 1861 he was hotel waiter. Apart from John, his wife and their 4 children, they also had a Hughes family of 5 lodging with them, so it was quite a big place. He was also a lime agent for Lester`s Lime Works in Minera.

1864 lesters lime works

Their son John jnr was working as a printer composter and was still living at home.

On 29 May 1882 John jnr got married, the event was announced in the local newspaper.

Married. May 29 th at the Parish Church, Wrexham by the Rev. W. Lees, John Grant, compositor. Wrexham to Miss Mary Woodfin, eldest daughter of Mr. William Woodfin, Tetchhill Moor, near Ellesmere. John was employed at the “Advertiser Office” which was in Bank Street, so he didn`t have far to travel to work.

Early in 1883 they had a daughter named Florence. This was their only child, as late in December 1884 John died.

Wrexham Advertiser 3 January 1885.

MILITARY FUNERAL.—we have to record the death of Mr. John Grant, of Bank-street, at the early age of 27. The deceased was for some years a compositor at the Advertiser Office, but had not worked, owing to ill-health, tor some time. The funeral took place on Monday, when the cortege consisted of the band of the Volunteers, of which corps the deceased was a member firing party under Lieut. Sisson members of the Order of Shepherds, and friends. The body was interred in the New Cemetery, the Rev. E. Jerman officiating. The deceased leaves a widow to mourn his loss.

Just a few weeks later another of John and Jane’s children died. In 1875 Mary Jane had married William Rider. The couple had 5 children.

1885. Jan. 31st, at Hightown-road, Wrexham, aged 39, Mary Jane, wife of William Rider, and eldest daughter of John Grant, Bank Street, Wrexham.

It was a very sad year for Jane as in June 1885 her husband John died at his home.


Death has this week removed from our midst the presence of a known personage in Mr. John Grant, who died on the 15th inst., at his residence, Bank Street, at the age of sixty-five. Mr. Grant, who was a native of Grantown, Strathspey, Invernesshire been resident in the town for about forty seven years, and during that period he travelled soliciting orders for tea, and we believe subsequently as a Scotch draper He was formerly in in Bank-street in the shop now occupied by Gomer Jones as a tobacco store. Subsequently infirmities of age pressed upon him and he relinquished his business, and was the custodian of the Liberal Reading Rooms for many years. He took an active interest in bowling, and was a playing member of the Penybryn Club for many years.

Jane lived until she was 84 and died in Lambpit Street in April 1911, she was buried with her husband and son John.

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