EDWARD S. GRIERSON, chief engineer of the Calumet & Hecla mine, at Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, was born in Ontonagon County, Michigan, November 11, 1854, and is a son of James and Joanna (Powers) Grierson, the former a native of Scotland and the latter of Ireland. These parents located at Calumet in 1868, where the father secured employment as foreman in the Calumet & Hecla mine, where he continued through life, his death occurring in May, 1897. Our subject was 13 years old when the family removed to Calumet and there he obtained his early education. In 1871 he entered the assay office of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, which office at that time was a branch of the engineering department. He acted as helper in the office and in 1881 was advanced to the position of assistant engineer, and in 1901, on the death of Engineer Preston C. F. West, he succeeded as chief engineer.

On November 22, 1888, Mr. Grierson was married to Marie Fliege, a most estimable lady, born in Houghton County, Michigan. She is the librarian of the Calumet & Hecla Library. Mr. Grierson is a member of the First Congregational Church, its clerk, and is also one of the directors of the Young Men's Christian Association, a position he has occupied since the founding of the organization in the city. Mr. Grierson has been prominent in many of the activities of the city. He was one of the original Calumet Light Guards, an organization established in 1880, and rose from the ranks through every position to that of captain, a position he resigned in 1897. He is a popular and public spirited citizen and through his years of honorable, upright living, has won the high esteem of all who know him.

Source: Biographical Record, Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties.  Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company, 1903.