Major William C Grimshaw

Immigrant from England to Tennessee and Missouri


(Note: Webpage in preparation)


Born in Leeds, August 5, 1864

Arrived on RMS (SS?) Etruria of the Cunard Line in New York in May 1887

Departed from Liverpool

Major in U.S. Army

Child, Amy Enid Baker, by first wife, was born 1896, Fort Monroe, VA

Married Elizabeth May or Mae Thompson in Kansas City, Missouri, September 25, 1924 (second marriage)

Lived in Sparta, TN after WWI

Subsequently recorded in 1940 U.S. Census in Harrisonville, MO

Recorded in Albuquerque?

Possibly also in Denver?

Nothing in Find-A-Grave or immigration webpages.


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History of White County, TN by Monroe Seals, 1935

Major William C. Grimshaw was born in England. He has been a soldier by
profession and has fought in the armies of many nations. He served in our army
with distinction in the World War and on several occasions was entrusted with
important missions. He came to Sparta soon after the war ended and has lived
here in retirement since. He has been a world traveler and is a man of rare
culture. He is a contributor to some of the most exclusive magazines in the
country. He writes both verse and prose but some of his verse is most exquisite






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William C Grimshaw