Passed Away Within Week of Young Son, Scarlet Fever Victim
Ross D. Groover, an embalmer at the Dodds-Dumanois company, died at his home, 306 East Ninth street, last night at 11 o’clock following an illness of four weeks of grip and scarlet fever, the latter being the direct cause of his death.
Mr. Groover was the son of Charles Groover of this city and was born in Metamora, Mich., August 20, 1886. Previous to coming to Flint 11 years ago, he lived in Lapeer for two years going there from Metamora. He was married to Miss Blanche Hicks of Flint, August 21, 1907. He had been employed by the Dodds-Dumanois company for the last two years. He was a member of the Protected Home Circle.
Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Robert H., Jack D., and Charles E. Groover, all at home, and his father. Gerald Groover, an eight-year-old son, died a week ago today of scarlet fever.
A short service was conducted by Rev. H.A. Field in Grace Lawn chapel this afternoon. Burial was made in Grace Lawn cemetery.
Source: Flint Journal, February 19, 1918.