Pueblo County, Colorado
Lawrence Colquhoun Grant

Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.

Among the younger successful agriculturists of Pueblo county is Lawrence Colquhoun Grant who cultivates a valuable farm of eighty acres near Avondale. He owns in addition two hundred acres but this tract he has rented to others. He was born in Pueblo, July 27, 1884, and is a son of Robert and Sarah J. (Waggoner) Grant, who came to Colorado in 1864, locating in Boone, where the father farmed for some time, later removing to Pueblo. In that city he established the first slaughter house and butcher shop, which he successfully conducted for some time. In his agricultural and business enterprises he has been very successful and now lives retired in the enjoyment of an ample competence which permits him to surround himself with many of the comforts of life. Part of his time each year he spends in California. To him and his wife were born ten children, our subject being the fifth in order of birth. Two of the children have passed away, Gertrude Grant passing to the great beyond at the age of eighteen years.

Lawrence C. Grant received his education in the public schools of Pueblo and subsequently attended the Centennial high school of that city for two years, there taking a business course. He then assisted his father with the work of the farm for about two years, receiving regular wages, and at the end of that time became a partner in the enterprise and as such continued for six years. At the end of that period he bought his present farm from his father and also acquired an interest in the 7X Cattle Company, which was formed in July, 1916, his father and brother having an interest in this enterprise. He now gives most of his attention to the farming of eighty acres, while two hundred acres of his land, also in a good state of cultivation, are leased out to others.

On December 14, 1905, Mr. Grant was united in marriage to Miss Goldie Swartz and they are popular in the younger social set in their neighborhood. In his political affiliations Mr. Grant is independent, supporting those candidates whom he deems best fitted for the offices to which they aspire, irrespective of party affiliation. Live stock interests have greatly benefited by his activities, as he has been a valued factor in the development of the cattle industry of his section. He has many friends in Avondale and the neighborhood and all are agreed as to his high qualities of character. Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918

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