People of Brookline

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Ellen Griggs, Portrait, 1842
Ellen Griggs (1824-1904) was the daughter of prominent town citizen, Deacon Thomas Griggs, who lived on the Griggs Farm located in the area of todayís Grigg Park. Widowed and living in Troy, NY at the time of her fatherís death, in 1886, she moved back to Brookline into the family house at 519 Washington Street.

From the Saxe Family collection