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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