EDWARD S. GRIERSON
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.
parents located at Calumet in 1868, where the father secured employment
as foreman in the Calumet & Hecla mine, where he continued through
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
which office at that time was a branch of the engineering department.
acted as helper in the office and in 1881 was advanced to the position
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
First Congregational Church, its clerk, and is also one of the
the Young Men's Christian Association, a position he has occupied since
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.