Thursday, August 23, 2012

Robert C. Grigg

ROBERT C. GRIGG, physician and surgeon and druggist, residing in Murray, was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, May 14, 1838, a son of Joseph W. Grigg, of Warren County, Illinois, who was a native of Virginia. Robert C. spent his youth on a farm, receiving a good education in Hedding Seminary (now college) in Abingdon, Illinois.  He began the study of medicine with Dr. Madison Reece, of Abingdon, and later attended Rush Medical College, of Chicago, Illinois, from which institution he graduated February 1, 1871. The same year he came to Murray, Clarke County, and immediately began the practice of medicine, he having previously practiced for a time with his preceptor in Abingdon, Illinois.  Doctor Grigg was united in marriage January 9, 1872, to Miss Maria Dolph, and they are the parents of two children – Rubie Olive and Milton Fowler. The doctor still follows his profession, and has built up a good practice. He engaged in the drug business in 1879, building his two-story brick business house which is 22x72 feet, in 1881. He carries a full line of drugs, medicines, paints and oils, books and stationery, cutlery, wall paper and fancy goods, and is carrying on a good business.  During the late war the doctor enlisted in Company H, Eighty-third Illinois Infantry, for three years, and participated in the battles of Garretsburg, Fort Donelson, and other engagements. He was wounded at Fort Donelson, which crippled him for life. Doctor Grigg is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Grand Army of the Republic.

SOURCE: Biographical and Historical Record of Clarke County, Iowa, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1886 p. 246-7

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