WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
ISAAC LEROY "ROY" GRUNDY
(miner, postmaster, engineer)
BIOGRAPHYOn the 1880 census, Roy was a teamster, living in Silver Reef.
He married Margaret Morgan in 1887 in Silver Reef. They had no children. They lived in White Hills, Arizona, and Vanderbilt, California, in 1895. In 1898 she filed for divorce on grounds of cruelty, infidelity, gambling, and failure to support.
Roy married Isabell Morris in 1901 in St. George and they had one son.
Roy was working at the Apex Mine near St. George. Isabel drove a buggy from St. George twice a week delivering groceries from Pymm's store. In 1902, Roy was the postmaster in Dixie. On the 1910 census, Roy was an electrical engineer at the city plant, living with his wife and son in St. George.
They continued living there until Roy's death of bronchial asthma on June 5, 1920. He was buried in the St. George Cemetery. He was a "kindly, honest fellow who made friends wherever he became known."
After Roy died, Isabel remarried and lived in St. George until her death in 1949. She was buried with her second husband in the St. George Cemetery.
REFERENCESIsaac LeRoy "Roy" Grundy
A research report by Elaine Young, Ph.D.