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Charles Alden Grannell, Jr.

Male 1876 - 1942


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  • Name  Charles Alden Grannell, Jr. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  3 Dec 1876  Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Nov 1942  Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I512  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  23 Oct 2012 

    Father  Charles Alden Grannell, Sr.,   b. 15 Apr 1854, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1902, Pinto, Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rose Dawson,   b. 27 Apr 1856, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1915, Connellsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1874  Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F212  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Cora E. Eberhardt,   b. Mar 1873, Scottdale, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Scottdale, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Oct 1898  Scottdale, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles A. Grannell-Eberhardt,   b. Jun 1899, Scottdale, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1933, Scottdale, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Charles A. Grannell & Cora E. Eberhart
    Charles A. Grannell & Cora E. Eberhart
    Charles A. Grannell & Cora E. Eberhart
    Marriage License 1873
    Last Modified  23 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F8855  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sarah Elizabeth Williams,   b. 3 Jan 1876, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1966, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jan 1904  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maris Alden Grannell,   b. 30 Jun 1912, Placer, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 2001, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Kennard Grannell,   b. 27 Nov 1915, Auburn, Placer, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1982, Contra Costa, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Milner Grannell,   b. 9 Nov 1919, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1999, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Anne Grannell,   b. 12 May 1923, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1953, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  23 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F208  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1876 - Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Oct 1898 - Scottdale, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1904 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Nov 1942 - Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • These are notes from John K. Grannell of Berkeley, CA sent to the author on October 1, 1971:
      "My father met mother in California in 1901 as a chance meeting in Southern California where C.A.G. worked and mother visiting. Married January 2, 1904. Lived in tents and railroad cars, where CAG was a civil engineer with both city of Los Angeles on the first Los Angeles Aqueduct, then Southern Pacific Company in 1906. They went to Quaymos, Mexico on loan from Southern Pacific Company to build Rio-Yacqui-Pacific Railroad. Revolution chased them out, and back to S.P Company. In 1908, they moved to first home in Auburn, California. Dad (CAG) was with S.P. RR and he was civil engineer (who) built Colfax yards for switching trains over the Sierra to Nevada. ..see California map east of Sacramento. First son, Maris Alden Grannell, born Auburn, June 30, 1912. Second son (the author) John Kennard Grannell, born Auburn, CA, on November 27, 1915 with a family started C.A. G did not want to move around anymore, so opened a stationary store, in Auburn in 1911 or so. He did not do well and when offered a job as cost accountant -engineering to build the San Pablo Dam (in Orinda over the hill from Berkeley). He and Elizabeth, Maris, and John moved to Berkeley, California in 1917. After dam was done, he entered real estate as a broker, and dealt in real estate until he died in 1942 of cancer. William Milner Grannell was born in Oakland hospital on November 9, 1919, and my sister, Elizabeth Ann Grannell, born Oakland hospital on May 12, 1923."
      "Charles A. Grannell...was highly nervous, very fast, both mentally and physically. He boxed as his hobby as a young man, and more than held his own during years with the Southern Pacific Railroad. During 1920-1929 in real estate he amassed quite an estate.... Dad once told me that his father CAG changed his name from Aidan to Alden, as he received a large check, misspelled Aidan so he kept Alden and dropped Aidan"