Born: September 23, 1827, Geneseo, New York.
Died: 1907, Los Angeles, California.
Buried: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.
Grannis’ family moved to Le Roy, New York in 1831. His father Samuel owned a hardware business which in 1844 was located in the Barrett Block, known as the "Dock," on the present site of the Le Roy Post Office. Samuel was involved on the Underground Railroad. Sidney would drop into Samuel’s Store where he would sit down at the melodeon and sing until the room filled with people.
Although it was said that he never learned to read music, he wrote music to several poems. Grannis established a reputation with "Do They Miss Me at Home?" Caroline Mason wrote the poem "Do They Miss Me at Home?" a… Go to person page >