Respected Citizen Dies Suddenly

Heart Trouble Claimed Life Long Resident of Oakwood

Ira Groover, a life long and highly respected resident of Oakwood died suddenly, Friday, August 17, 1928, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hammond Perry. Although Mr. Groover had been in poor health from heart trouble for the past year, his death came suddenly while setting in his rocking chair out on the veranda of the home.

Mr. Groover was born in New Jersey in 1853, and moved to Oxford township with his parents at an early age. He was united in marriage to Linnie Cady in Octorber [sic], 1877, to which union one daughter, Mable was born, who with two brothers, Charles, of Oakwood and Eugene, of Lapeer, survive.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 20th at 2:00 o’clock, from the daughter’s home. Rev. F.R. Walker, of Orion, officiated and burial was made in Oxford cemetery.

Source: Oxford Leader, August 24, 1928.


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