Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

Lewis Clark Grandfield, son of Hugh and Nellie Grandfield, was born in St. Elmo, Illinois on April 10, 1902. His grandfather Wash Grandfield was born on a ship while coming from southern Ireland to the United States. He received his education in the Public Schools of Vandalia, Illinois and later moving to Decatur, Illinois, where more education in specialized courses which qualified him for a Telegraph Operator and Station Agent for the Illinois Central Railroad, which employment was followed for twenty-six years, during which time he was preparing for full service in the Ministry. In July 1934 he became part time Pastor of the Old Stonington Baptist Church, near Stonington, where he served for 15 years, part of which was full time after severing relationship with the Illinois Central Railroad.

In 1949 he accepted the call of the First Baptist Church of Robinson, where he is the present Pastor.

On December 23, 1922 he was united in marriage to Helen Maude Wible of Mason City, Illinois.

He served three years as National President of the Baptist Town and Country Fellowship; one year as District Governor for Rotary International; he served on Boards of Y.M.C.A.; American Red Cross; County Nursing Service; Boy Scouts; County Welfare Committee; T.B. Association; Cancer Society and participated in many Civic affairs and campaigns; is Past President of the Crawford County Shrine Club; Crawford County Community Concert Association; Robinson Ministerial Association and at present President of the Robinson Community Recreation, an organization for the purpose of providing recreation for the youth of Robinson, which he was instrumental in forming four years ago.

He and his wife have traveled extensively and have visited 18 different nations including South America, Europe and British Islands.