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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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E. ALFRED GRANT, Jr., general agent of the Imperial Life Insurance Company of Detroit, Mich., was born June 24, 1860, in Louisville, Ky. He is a son of Dr. E. A. Grant, one of Kentucky’s most prominent surgeons, who ranks high among the learned men of the country; was one of the founders and now the secretary of the Polytechnic Society of Kentucky. E. Alfred Grant, Jr., the subject of this sketch, was reared in Louisville, and educated in her public schools, finishing at the Male High School. He commenced his commercial life as office boy in the plow factory of Brinly, Miles & Hardy, and in less than a year was traveling in their interest. For several years he occupied the same position with the well known house of B. F. Avery & Sons. He resigned his position with them and took the local agency for an insurance company, and in six months was offered and accepted the general agency of the Imperial Life Insurance Company, with whom he has since been connected. Mr. Grant was married in October, 1883, to Miss Eloise Hiter, of Woodford County, daughter of D. P. Hiter, and niece of Hon. John M. Harlan of the U. S. Supreme Court.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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