Grimes, Ben (Benjamin), 1877-1942
Benjamin Grimes was born in Russia Poland in 1877 and died in Denver on July 16, 1942. He first married Lena Jacobson and after she died in 1917 he married Birdie E. Knight who was born in Russia. Ben, Birdie, and their son Irving were awarded a patent for the Smuggler mine in the Upper Ouray Mining District in San Miguel county, Colorado. Max Grimes bought a machinery company which supplied mining equipment in 1935 and greatly expanded the business. He was a trustee of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. His daughter Mamie Edith married Joseph Pizer, who was from Nebraska.