Cornelia Paine Grant, 86, of Weston, died earlier this month. Her obituary recounts a life well lived, including how the Redlands, CA native came to marry Halcott Green Grant:
After graduation, she travelled to Europe for the summer, then to Boston to attend Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, at the direction of her father in order to get her into the work force, and find a Harvard man! During her first fall semester, Cornelia was riding in a 1947 Ford with friends on Beacon Hill. They stopped on Mt. Auburn Street, as the driver had spotted his friend Halcott Green Grant of Weston, and Harvard College (1948). He told him to hop in, and in the back seat was Cornelia. Within a year, they were married on May 16th, 1953. They moved throughout the Boston suburbs before settling in Weston.