Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


WILLIAM GRISWOLD is among the oldest, most prominent, and best-known citizens of Southern Monterey County. He was born November 15, 1847, at the foot of the Catskill Mountains, in the State of New York, and came to California in the winter of 1867, and to Long Valley, Monterey County, seven years later. Here, in 1883, he established the Griswold Post-office, and held the position of Postmaster for three years. When the railroad was built the post-office was moved to San Lucas, at which place he still exercises a supervision over the mails. He is Justice of the Peace, having held the office during the last nine years, and is a gentleman highly respected by all who know him. Besides owning a fine ranch in Long Valley, he is engaged in merchandising in San Lucas. He is a progressive and wide-awake citizen, firmly believing that with cooperative effort this section of Monterey County has a bright and promising future. His wife is an intelligent and highly esteemed lady, and has proven herself a worthy help-mate to the Judge.

Source: Monterey County : its general features, resources, attractions, and inducements to investors and home seekers. Salinas, Calif.: E.S. Harrison, 1889, 89 pgs.