Biography - Philip Granville

PHILIP N. GRANVILLE is a native of Knox county, having been born and raised at Abingdon. Having finished public school, he was sent to Knox Academy where his schooling was completed.
When the Bank of Galesburg was organized in 1889, Mr. Granville was selected as assistant cashier. In 1892 he became cashier and still retains that important position. Mr. Granville has been a director of the bank since its incorporation in 1891.
In 1887 Mr. Granville was elected treasurer of the city of Galesburg, serving in that capacity until 1889, and at the spring election in 1906, the citizens of the Second ward elected him with a handsome majority to represent them in the city council.
Mr. Granville is prominent in fraternal circles, holding membership and office in the following orders: Prelate of Galesburg Commandery of Knights Templar, P. G. of First Scandinavian lodge of the I. O. O. F.; P. H. P. of the Colfax Encampment, I. O. O. F. He is also a member of the Galesburg Business Association.
In 1903, Nov. 1, Mr. Granville was married and the union has been blessed with a son, born in 1904, and a daughter, born Nov. 24, 1906. The family attend the Swedish M. E. Church, of which Mr. Granville is a respected member.

Extracted 17 Sep 2016 by Norma Hass from the History of the Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908 by Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company, Part 2, Knox County, pages 30-48.

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