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Daily Sentinel. In the meanwhile, he also managed to be graduated, in May, 1887, from Woodland College in Independence. He went to Kansas City in the autumn of 1887, and was on the staff of the Kansas City Daily News. In October, 1888, in Kansas City, he and C. M. Harger organized the "Western Authors' and Artists' Club," and ran it for four or five years, hoping to make it the salon of Western literature. Other members of the Club were William R. Eyster, Tom Morgan, Will Lisenbee, John Whitson, Maro O. Roife, John Musick, and Joseph E. Badger. From this time on, he divided his time between Kansas City and New York. In 1891 he was for a short time associate editor of the Marine Journal, and later of the Sunday Advertiser. He returned to Kansas City and in 1895 became managing editor and editorial writer for the Kansas City Evening World. In 1895 he was married to Julia Stone Wood, the daughter of Willis Wood, the then mogul of Kansas City, president of the Bank of Commerce, builder of the Willis Wood Theatre and other important buildings. She met him in New York and they were married at the Little Church around the Corner. They had one daughter, Gladys, and were later divorced. In 1896 Grissom again removed to New York and in 1899, with George Creel, Wilson's propagandist, he began The Independent, a weekly story paper of the Saturday Evening Post type. At this time and earlier he was also contributing to the Banner Weekly, Golden Days, Life, Puck, Truth, and Frank Leslie's publications, and also published a book of poems over the initials "A.G." A few Nickel Libraries were also his. He founded and became editor of Smart Set, remaining with it until his death from typhoid fever, December 3, 1901. He was buried at Independence, Missouri.

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