Niagara County

1897 Biography - Harrison Granger

Granger, Harrison, is a descendant of one of the oldest and most prominent families in Western New York. Erastus Granger, his grandfather, came to Buffalo in 1803, as superintendent of Indian affairs for the Six Nations, and soon afterward was appointed the first postmaster, and on the organization of the district of Buffalo Creek became collector of customs. He was a personal friend of President Jefferson, was for many years the undisputed leader of the Democratic party on the Niagara frontier, held the office of judge of old Niagara county, and filled the different positions of trust with distinguished ability. He died December 26, 1826. He also led the Six Nations of Indians against the British at the burning of Buffalo in 1813. His father, Capt. Abner Granger, was a hero of the French Revolution in Canada, the American Revolution, and the war of 1812. Warren Granger, son of Erastus, was a prominent citizen of Buffalo, where he built the stone mansion on Main street, Forest Lawn, in which Harrison was born August 5, 1853. His wife was Mary Norton. Col. Warren Granger, another son ol Warren, died in that city in 1894. Harrison Granger received a good education, and has traveled all over the world. He has crossed the ocean four times; traveled all through England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Russia, Italy and Spain. He has also visited Central and South America, Mexico, etc. He is a well-informed man, genial and pleasing in manner, energetic, possessing fine business qualifications, and his good, sound judgment and sterling character have made for him a host of friends, among whom he is very popular. Since returning from Mexico in 1890 he has resided at Niagara Falls, where for several years he has been the manager of the firm of Granger & Co., real estate and investment brokers, handling stocks, bonds, grain, etc., and some of the best suburban properties in that part of the State.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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