NameCharles Valentine Grisso, Grandfather
Birth14 Feb 1884, Laketon, Wabash Co., Indiana
Death15 Jul 1966, Wabash, Wabash Co., Indiana
Burial19 Jul 1966, Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, Wabash Co., Indiana
Marriage15 Oct 1915, Huntington, Huntington Co., Indiana
SpouseNellie Hale Brubaker
Birth16 Oct 1888, South Whitley, Whitley Co., Indiana
Death7 Apr 1925, Sidney, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
BurialSouth Whitley, Whitley Co., Indiana
Birth29 Jun 1916, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
Death20 May 1980, North Webster, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Birth25 Aug 1919, Sidney, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Birth25 Jul 1921, Sidney, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Death22 Jun 1979, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Birth25 May 1924, Sidney, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Notes for Charles Valentine Grisso
On both of his marriage applications, Charles listed his occupation as "harness maker", a trade he learned from his father. As the demand for harnesses decreased, however, his leather working shop was converted to mostly shoe repair, beltmaking and other cobblery. He served as a sheriff's deputy for Kosciusko Co. for a period of time, but in quiet rural Sydney this was a part time occupation. By the time my mother was in high school, he was in his late sixties, and working as the janitor at Sydney High.
Wabash Co. Death Certificate Bk 18809, p. 95, line 842, lists Charles Valentine Grisso, harness maker, b. 14 Feb 1884 in Indiana, father Adam, mother Julia Ann Huffman; d. 15 July 1966, age 82, in Pleasant View Nursing Home.
The Social Security death index lists Charles Grisso, b. 14 Feb 1884, d. July 1966, SSN 316-34-3772 issued in Indiana, last residence Wabash, IN.
Notes for Nellie Hale Brubaker
Charles' first two wives Jennie Hale and Nellie Brubaker were first cousins (Jennie Hale's father and Nellie Brubaker's mother were brother/sister.)
Nellie died of tuberculosis after a long illness.