Glendale, California Biographies

Sidney E. Grant

        Sidney E. Grant, who is the owner and proprietor of Arbor Rest Home, at 1209 East Lexington Drive, was born at Henderson, Kentucky, December 11, 1858, a son of John and Elizabeth (DeAsker) Grant. His father, a native of Scotland, came to America as a young man and was for many years a prominent citizen of Henderson, Kentucky, conducting a combined business of a general mercantile store, flour mill and tobacco warehouse.

        Sidney E. Grant attended the public schools of his native city, after which he took a business course at Evansville, Indiana. He learned the trade of marble and stone carving and made that vocation his principal occupation for many years. It took him from Chicago, Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico; from Cincinnati, Ohio to the Pacific and return. From 1879 to 1882, he was in California, at Sacramento and San Francisco. In 1906 he left Shawnee, Oklahoma, where he had been a dealer in monumental and building stone the past year, for Old Mexico, and located about one hundred miles inland from Tampico where he dealt in, and improved real estate by setting out many acres of oranges and pineapples, remaining in Mexico until he came to Los Angeles in 1912.

        At Ottumwa, Iowa, on October 20, 1883, Mr. Grant married Miss Virginia E. Sisson. They became the parents of four children: Ray of St. Louis, Missouri; Horace, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Mrs. Enid E. Crosthwaite, of San Antonio, Texas; and Miss Vera of Glendale. Mrs. Grant died in 1901. Mr. Grant married Daisy Dean, of Des Moines, Iowa, in March 1905. She is a trained nurse by profession, having done public nursing for several years prior to her marriage to Mr. Grant. In 1913 Mr. Grant purchased a seven-room residence of J. P. Lampert, at 1209 East Lexington Drive. This property is now known as Arbor Rest Home, and is in the charge of Mr. and Mrs. Grant.

        Mr. Grant is a Master Mason and Odd Fellow and belongs to the Chamber of Commerce. Both Mr. and Mrs. Grant are member of Eastern Star and the Rebekahs.

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. p. 413-414.