Sydney Grimlett

Sydney Cuthbert Grimlett was born July 1, 1876, the son of Dr. James Anderson and Mary Holloway Grimlett. He grew up on a farm in Edgefield County. His father, a country doctor, died at an early age, leaving a widow and three sons.

Grimlett clerked in a rural store, where he earned only $8 a month, but he saved enough money to attend business school in Virginia. The business course completed, Grimlett returned to Noble and eventually became cashier of the Bank of Noble.