SAMUEL GRIMSHAW                GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Holton Recorder, Thursday, November 14, 1918, Pg 2




  Samuel Grimshaw, son of Joseph and Ann Grimshaw, was born in Smithfield, Jefferson county, Ohio, March 2, 1840, and died in Holton, Kan., Nov. 9, 1918, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 2 days.  He served three years in the Civil war in the 52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He was one of three Civil war veterans in Kansas wearing a medal of honor received for distinguished service.  He was married February 20, 1886, to Rebecca M. Little at Wheeling, West Virginia.  Mrs. Grimshaw died in Holton, March 4, 1914.  He is survived by one son, F. C. Grimshaw of this city and one daughter, Daisy D. Ross of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The funeral services were held at the Christian church, of which Mr. Grimshaw was a member, and from which he will be missed as a faithful attendant.  The services were in charge of the pastor, Frank G. Richard, and the G. A. R.  The body was placed to rest in the Holton cemetery.

  Mr. Grimshaw will be greatly missed from our community.  It seemed very fitting that on the day we celebrate world peace, we should honor this veteran who helped save America that America might be able to help save the world.