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Floyd Grant (1843 - 1916)

Floyd Grant
Born in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 28 Feb 1866 in Brooklyn, Kings, NYmap
Died in Manhattan, New York, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Aug 2009
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Biography

In 1850, the Grant family lived in Ward 9, New York City, New York. The household included Alexander Grant, 35, a carpenter; his wife, Rebecca, 29; their children, Floyd, 7, in school; Mary, 5; and Augustus, 3. All members of the Grant family were born in New York. Also living with them were James Ellis, 25, a machinist; and Ann Baker, 21.[1]

In 1855, the Grant family lived in New York City, New York. The household included A.B. (Alexander) Grant, 41, born in Rensselaer County, NY, a carpenter, who had lived with his wife in NY City for fourteen years; his wife, Rebecca, 34, born in Orange County, NY; their children, all born in NY County, Floyd, 12; M.M. (Mary), 10; A.A. (Augustus), 7; E. (Lottie Emmanuel), 4; and I.A. (Isabella), 1. Also living with them was a servant, Bridget Ludlow, 18, born in Ireland.[2]

In 1860, the Grant family lived in New York City. All members of the household were born in New York, except as noted. The household included Alexander Grant, 44, a carpenter, with $600 in personal assets; his wife, Rebecca, 39, boarding (boarding-house keeper?); their children, Floyd, 17, a clerk; Mary, 15, in school; Augustus, 12, in school; Ida, 4; and Archibald, an infant. Also living with them were Rebecca’s father, Thomas Avery, 61, born in VT, an inventor, with $2500 in personal estate; Catherine Avery, 28, a parasol maker; and Amelia Dia, 23, a dressmaker.[3]

In 1870, the Grant family lived in New York City, New York. The family included Alex B. Grant, a carpenter, with $400 in personal estate; his wife, Rebecca, 49; their children, Ida, 14; Avery, 10; and Floyd, 26, a bookkeeper; Floyd’s wife, Lottie, 20; and their daughters, Emma, 3; and Charlotte, one month of age, born in May 1870. All members of the household were born in New York State.[4]


In 1880, Floyd, his wife, and daughter May lived with his sister, Mary Rankin and her husband: In 1880, the Rankins lived in New York City, New York. The household included William E. Rankin, 35, born in Connecticut (parents b. Ireland), a dry goods merchant; his wife, Mary M., 34, b. NY (parents b. NY); and boarders: his sister, Pauline Rankin, 22, b. CT; (Mary’s brother and his family) Floyd Grant, 37, b. NY; Charlotte A. Grant, 34, b. NY; May R. Grant, 4, b. NY; and a servant, Martha Snyder, 26, b. Mexico.[5]

Obituary

FLOYD GRANT, AT 77, DIES IN HOSPITAL
Wealthy Real Estate Operator and Auctioneer in Business Here 50 Years.
Floyd Grant, a wealthy real estate operator and one of the leading auctioneers in the city, died of cancer in St. Vincent's Hospital on Friday night. He was 77 years old.
Mr. Grant was head of the auctioneering firm of Floyd Grant & Co., at 776 Seventh Avenue. He had been in the business more than fifty years. He was brought to the hospital recently from his summer home at Rockville Centre, L.I. His city home was at 60 West Seventy-sixth street.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles K. Davis. He was a member of several Masonic bodies, which will hold services for him to-morrow at the Campbell Funeral Church, Sixty-sixth street and Broadway.[6]

Sources

  1. 1850 US Census, New York City ward 9, New York, New York (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCBW-XD2)
  2. 1855 New York State Census, ED 2, Ward 9, New York City, New York County, New York (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K67Q-SXV)
  3. 1860 US Census, New York City, New York, New York (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCHV-YR8)
  4. 1870 US Census, New York City, New York county, New York (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8XT-K24)
  5. 1880 US Census, New York, New York, New York (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZX4-ML8)
  6. "Floyd Grant, at 77, Dies in Hospital: Wealthy Real Estate Operator and Auctioneer in Business Here 50 Years." New York Herald, 13 Aug 1916, Sun, Page 7. Viewed on Newspapers.com on 1 October 2018.
  • Fact: Burial (14 Aug 1916) Manhattan, New York, N.Y.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8XT-K24 : 12 April 2016), Alex B Grant, New York, United States; citing p. 40, family 341, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,482.
  • United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5WN-SB9 : accessed 21 December 2018), May Davis in household of Charles R Davis, Hempstead District 9, Nassau, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1111, sheet 4A, family 76, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 994; FHL microfilm 1,375,007. LIVING WITH DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW.


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