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 - GEORGE II. GBAXDJEAN. Surrounded by the old...
GEORGE II. GBAXDJEAN. Surrounded by the old archives which be loved so well, George Heury Grandjeao, a historic figure In the building up of modern New Orleans, passed away last night. He was a man of roboat health, aod did not aeem to bear the balf-century tu-irk. For aome time back Judge Grandjean has been ill, but with tbe .dauntless unconcern which has ever been one of bis strongest traits, he diaregarded the inroads which dlaeaee was making on his sturdy form, and It was 'only three weeks ago that he yielded. From that time he grew rapidly worse, and, despite all that medical sclenoe and loving hands could do, he. succumbed last night at half-paat B o'clock. George Henry Graodjean was born Ln Cheux de Fonda, Switzerland, July 2, 186. He received his education In European schools, and came to this country aa a surveyor for the United States government thirty-five years ago, and surveyed the state of Arkansas, coming to this city soon after. In 1&73 be surveyed tbe city of New Orleans and drew a map, which is the only one referring to the original titles. Tbouau be has always been a practicing engineer, he took an active Interest in politics, and beld several posltioos of trust under tbe United States government, the city and state. He waa appointed city engtueer In 1873 hod 1874, and again ln 1891, serving until the following vear. Ia 1875 he was engaged aa assistant engineer in the reconstruction of the Spanish Fort Uallroaa and the fort ivaas Jetties. He also did engineering work at West End. and was tbe surveyor of the board of control of tbe New basin. All the im provements which have taken place at the City park in the laet ten ears have been un der his direction. He was au honored member of tbe board or commissioners, snd his ideas regarding the Improvement of the park have always been car ried out, ami tbe place nas Deen convenea from a wilderness into a section of beauty. He has been encaeed ln extensive improve ments ln Audubon park and Metairle cemetery. He bas always made a specialty of city and county surveying and sewerage of plantations. He at one time held tbe position of secretary of tbe board ot assessors, and was elected to succeed tbe late Judge Bezou as second recorder, which position he filled up to last year. Judge Grandjean also for many years was worshipful master of Perseverance Lodge Mo. 4, F. and A. M., and filled many other posi tions ln tbe oraer. tie was atso a mrauw of the New Orleans Swiss Society, the Louisiana Engineering Society and tbe New Or leans City park commission. Twenty-nve years ago tne aeccasea was married to Miss Francine Frenaux. to which union w children ware born, three boys and two girls, all of whom, with the bereaved widow, survive him. Tbe funeral will take place this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, from bis late residence. No. 918 Hospital street, and the In terment will be ln ureenwooa cemetery. J

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 18 Jun 1900, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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