Margaret (Johnson) Gritton Last Halloween, I shared the story of George Amos Gritton, the coroner--and, eventually, treasurer--of Amador County, California. He was born on February 4, 1852 in Henderson, Illinois to George Amos Gritton, Sr., and Lucy Nation, and at the age of 18, he set out west to follow the California Gold Rush. That's [...]
Milton Marion Cook My great-great-grandfather, Milton Marion Cook, was a Methodist circuit rider; he was born on July 28, 1877 in Mason City, Iowa, and he grew up on a farm with his parents--James Milton Cook and Emily Cornelia Damon--and five older sisters: Martha Louise, Ella Rosina, Fannie Lucina, Florence Ellen and Hattie Ethel. Milton [...]
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