What's in a name?
Gratwick Growlers is a team made up of family and friends, many of whom were raised in, or lived in, the Gratwick Neighborhood of North Tonawanda. To Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center, the name Gratwick means so much more. This blurb from William H. Gratwick's Wikipedia page tells it best.
William H. Gratwick, Sr.
William Henry Gratwick, Sr. (1839-1899), was born in Albany and moved to Buffalo, NY in 1877 to found the lumber business Gratwick, White and Fryer Lumber Company, with offices in North Tonawanda, Buffalo, and Detroit. The company owned timberland in Michigan and six ships to transport the timber on the Great Lakes. The Gratwick family lived at 776 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo in architect Henry Hobson Richardson's last commissioned home, an imposing brownstone, which stood until 1919. William succumbed to colon cancer in 1899, but notably was treated by Dr. Roswell Park of Buffalo during his illness. Mrs. Martha Weare Gratwick, William's widow, donated $25,000 to Dr. Park which assisted in the establishment of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the first institution in the world to focus solely on cancer research.
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