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Henry Grundy

HENRY GRUNDY was born in Lancashire, England, July 21, 1838.  His father, Joseph Grundy, deceased, was one of the early settlers of Cedar Township.  He was born, reared and married in England.  His wife was Margaret Cross, and they were the parents of eleven children, nine sons and two daughters.  They lived for many years on the same farm in Cedar Township where the widow still resides.  Henry Grundy, the subject of this brief biography, was married in his native land, in May, 1862, to Miss Mary Ann Kniveton, a native of Lancashire, England, and a daughter of John and Mary (Mather) Kniveton.  In 1871 Mr. Grundy became a resident of Cherokee County; he settled on wild land in Cedar Township in Cedar Township, and has since been a valued member of that farming community.  He now owns 160 acres of land which he has brought to an advanced state of cultivation.  He has a comfortable house, a good barn, and has further added to the beauty and value of his place by planting a grove of forest trees.  Mr. Grundy devotes his time exclusively to farming and stock-raising, and has been attended with success, and all his efforts in this direction. Six children have been born to Mr. Grundy and wife: Mary Alice, the wife of Frederick Lowell, of Cedar Township; Ann, wife of Jabez Corry, resides in California; Dan, Julia, Edith and Ella.  In politics Mr. Grundy gives his support to the Republican party.  He is a man well informed upon general topics, in genial in disposition, and is numbered among the leading farmers of Cedar Township.


Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889

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