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Grimes, Max, 1894-1985



Sam Grimes emigrated from Poland to Denver and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado. He married Anne Karsh in Denver in 1892. Their son Max was born in Salt Lake City in 1894 and died in Denver in 1985. He spent most of his boyhood in Denver and graduated from East High School in 1912. Grimes studied at Colorado School of Mines, but then quit school after a year and became employed in his father's junkyard, where he continued to work throughout his lifetime. He also founded the Denver Metal Co. (which became Grimes Pipe and Supply Co.). He married Fanny Shapiro June 16, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they raised four children. Fanny died in 1932, and Grimes later married Ann Friedman, the daughter of Dr. Emanuel Friedman.

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Oral History Interview with Max Grimes, 1976 September 20

Identifier: B098.01.0001.00001
Abstract "Max Grimes recounts life in Denver, Colorado, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He discusses the immigration of his ancestors from Russia and Poland to Denver and his father's various attempts to make a living in Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah. Grimes details his boyhood, pastimes, and education in Denver while also discussing numerous Jewish families and businesses in the city in the early 20th century. He also recounts his first and second marriages, his brief time studying...
Dates: 1976 September 20