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Fred L. Grisard, Jr.,

dealer in staple dry goods, hardware, agricultural implements, corner of Main and Ferry Streets, Vevay, Ind., was born in Vevay, February 26, 1840, and completed his education at Crawfordsville, Ind., also graduated in regular commercial course at R.M. Bartlett's College, Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1861 he engaged in business with his father and brother under the firm name, F.L. Grisard & Sons. In 1878 he bought his brother's interest, since which time he has run the business alone. Mr. Grisard was married, November 25, 1862, to Miss Mary A. McMakin, a native of Switzerland County, born in Mount Sterling, October 19, 1843. By this union there are four children: Addie, born May 24, 1864; Mamie, born October 11, 1868, died March 26, 1873; Lou D., born August 21, 1873; and Emma, born September 13, 1875. Mr. Grisard was a member of the city council from 1877 to 1881, also has served as town clerk. He is a member of the Switzerland Lodge No. 122; F. & A.M.; Phoenix Lodge No. 182, I.O.O.F.; Naomi Encampment No. 13. He and his estimable wife belong to the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Grisard's business career has already exceeded in extent that of average men, and being comparatively young in years, his experience and natural ability combined, promise a still more extended popularity and influence among the solid industries of the city of Vevay.