Charles W. Grinstead, a thrifty farmer and influential man, who lives about one mile northwest from Forest, is one of the substantial men of property and a public minded citizen of this section.

Charles W. Grinstead was born in England, on December 1, 1860. His father, Charles G. Grinstead, was a clergyman and devoted himself to his calling all his life. He married Sarah A. Stanley, whose father was a prominent physician and surgeon. The father died in March, 1899 and the mother died on November 30, 1901.

Our subject remained with his parents until he was twenty-four, having received a good college education. He left England in the spring of 1885 going direct to Ontario, Canada, where he remained nine months and then made his way to the United States and engaged in the mercantile business. In 1899 he came to his present place and bought one hundred and thirty acres of land. It is partly in cultivation, all fenced and furnished with plenty of good improvements, among which may be mentioned a fine eight room house, good large frame barn and other buildings. He has sufficient stock to carry on the place and is a thrifty fanner.

On September 6, 1892, Mr. Grinstead married Miss Gertrude, daughter of George W. and Eliza Cline. Mr. Cline was a barrister in India and not only handled the language with fluency, but was also a very prominent man in his profession and exceptionally talented. Mrs. Grinstead has the following brothers and sisters: George L., Charles H. Edith C. Bullock, Adaline R. To Mr. and Mrs. Grinstead there have been born three children Charles C, Gertrude L. A., Ledlie S. R.

Mr. and Mrs. Grinstead are members of the Episcopal Church and devout and faithful supporters of the same. Mr. Grinstead is an ardent and well informed Republican.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903