Inez Mary George Gridley was born February 25,1908, at Red Hill, Ulster County, New York to Andrew and Juliana Hanford George. She married Vernon Haver Gridley in 1930. Inez was a published writer of poetry and history and had co-authored several books on history. Her books of poetry in print included 'Journey from Red Hill' and 'Pitfalls & Promises,' which was written when she was 92 years of age. She began writing poetry as a young woman and co-founded the Alchemy Club in Grahamsville, New York, which has nurtured poets from the 1930s to the present. Her poetry was published in many national magazines and newspapers throughout the years, including the New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune and the Saturday Evening Post. Inez was also a teacher, her first school was a one-room school in Greenville in Ulster County. She last taught elementary school at Tri-Valley Central School.