Alma Groover Wed to Captain

In a double ring ceremony at the Oxford Methodist Church February 16, Alma L. Groover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover of Ortonville, became the bride of Capt. Russell O. Gage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Gage of Oakland, California.

Rev. George Woomer, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Gage, given in marriage by her father, wore a teal blue gabardine suit with brown accessories. Her corsage was pink asaleas [sic] and roses. Mrs. Don Francis, the bride’s sister and only attendant, wore a grey ensemble with a corsage of pink roses.

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Maurice Groover Family of Four Found Dead

Autopsy Places Cause Due to Suffocation July 18

Burial services for the Maurice Groover family, found dead Monday in a cabin near Atlanta where they were vacationing, will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock.

The bodies of Maurice Groover, 49, his wife, Josephine, 46, and nine year old twins Carl A. and Paul E. were returned to Oxford Monday after conservation agents found the four early Monday.

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News from Lake Orion

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cowdin on Friday evening attended the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Francis of Oxford.  The affair was a surprise to the honored couple and was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover at Oakwood.  (Lake Orion Review, November 26, 1948)

The marriage of Dorothy Rogers to Lyle Fritz, of Pontiac, took place on Friday, February 12, at the M.E. parsonage at Clarkston.  The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chetwood, of Pontiac.  The bride was a former student in the Oxford High School and lived with her grandmother, Mrs. Ella Bailey.  (Lake Orion Review, February 26, 1937)

FIFTY YEARS AGO (1902):  Invitations have been issued to the wedding of Miss Myrtle Mason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Plumbley, of Oxford, to Levi Groover, which will take place on December 31.  (Lake Orion Review, December 18, 1952)

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED — Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Alleman, of Oxford, recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Ruth E. Alleman, to Ted Pearson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Pearson, 9230 Cooley Lake road, Milford. Miss Alleman is a graduate of the Lake Orion High School.  (Lake Orion Review, May 5, 1944)

MISS LENA SKINNER TO WED ROCHESTER YOUNG MAN:  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Skinner, of 53 Andrews avenue, Lake Orion, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Lena, to Leslie Peters, of Rochester, Michigan.  The marriage will take place October 17th.  They will be attended by the bride’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Murl Teller, of Lake Orion.  Following the ceremony they will leave immediately for a short trip to Niagara Falls. The young couple will make their home at 323 Castell avenue, Rochester, Michigan.  (Lake Orion Review, October 9, 1936)

THIRTY YEARS AGO:  The news has but recently become known of the marriage of Lee Porritt and Miss Winifred Bailey, the Fourth of July.  Mr. Porritt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Porritt, of Seymour Lake, and who formerly lived here in Orion. Mrs. Porritt is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Bailey, of Brandon.  Both young people are well and popularly known.  Everyone extends congratulations and best wishes.  (Lake Orion Review, September 17, 1937)

Mrs. Dorothy Fritz and son, Billie, attended the Porritt-Sharrock wedding reception held at the Veterans Hall in Drayton Plains, Tuesday evening, November 3.  Mrs. Sharrock is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Porritt of Clarkston, Mich. (Lake Orion Review, November 12, 1953)

Small Town News—Beardslee & Beardsley

Wesley Stevens, James Poole and Mrs. Grant Beardslee went to Detroit Saturday for a conference with the New Era Church extension board. Arrangements were made for the continuance of the work for another year with W. H. Chambers as pastor. (Clarkston Community News, October 22, 1921)

John Beardslee and granddaughter, Lillian, were recent callers of Mrs. Myrtle Boomer. (Lake Orion Review, September 16, 1938)

Rollie Beardslee of Grand Rapids spent a portion of last week at Sidney Groover’s. (Orion Weekly Review, March 26, 1909)

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beardsley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Francis and family, Arthur Groover, Mrs. Edna Groover and son Marshall, plan to attend the Groover Sutton family reunion at Bloomer State Park at Rochester, Sunday. Potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. (Lake Orion Review, July 26, 1940)

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Beardsley and family of Elgin, Ill., were the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beardsley, from Thursday until Monday. On Sunday all attended a family gathering and picnic dinner at Apland Beach, Bay City, the home of the latter’s granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gustafson. Also attending were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beardsley and son and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beardsley and family of Oxford, Miss Helen Beardsley of Mt. Clemens and Mrs. Carol Beardsley and daughter, Cara, of Clawson. (Orion Weekly Review, June 6, 1952)

Small Town News—Groover

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover, of North Oxford, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Francis. (Lake Orion Review, September 29, 1944)

Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Groover are entertaining at a family dinner tonight in honor of their son, Staff Sgt. S. Perry Groover, who is spending a fifteen day furlough with his parents. Sgt. Groover is stationed at Norfolk Army Air Field, Va. His sister, First Lieut. Alma Groover, is a nurse in Guadalcanal, where she has been for the past 28 months. (Lake Orion Review, February 9, 1945)

For the past two months, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover have been enjoying the California sunshine while visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Gage, at Oakland. They have now returned to their farm home on Hurd road. (Lake Orion Review, March 25, 1949)

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover entertained at a family dinner on Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Donald Francis and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Younkers and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Groover and family. (Lake Orion Review, April 22, 1949)

Frank Groover is confined to his home with heart trouble. (Lake Orion Review, July 26, 1940)

LAKE ORION MERCHANTS WIN OPENING GAME: Lake Orion Merchants baseball team defeated White’s Auto Service, of Pontiac, 17 to 5, in the opening game of the season at Park Island, Sunday. Pitcher Lee Groover allowed only six hits. (Lake Orion Review, June 1, 1934)

Lee Groover broke the little finger of his left hand last Sunday when he slammed the door of his car on it. The broken bone was set and placed in a cast by Dr. C.L. Hathaway and is healing nicely. (Lake Orion Review, November 15, 1935)

Levi Groover and Mrs. Charles Groover were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Cline. (Orion Weekly Review, June 21, 1935)

THIRTY YEARS AGO (1925): Marjorie Groover, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Groover, is very ill with grip. Her temperature has reached 104 1/2 degrees. (Lake Orion Review, December 15, 1955)

TEN YEARS AGO (1924): Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Groover moved from the Moon residence which they have occupied for several months, to their farm, the home of their son, Levi, thinking the change will be beneficial to Mr. Groover, who has been ill and confined to his bed since August 15th. (Lake Orion Review, June 1, 1934)

Educational Accomplishments

Miss Mildred Hartley is attending Meredith Business College.  (Zanesville Times Recorder, September 20, 1940)

Roberta Hanson, 18-year old Shawnee high school senior….tied for first place among the girls in the state high school general scholarship contest held last month. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hanson. Her ambition is to become a physician, and she plans to enter Ohio State university this fall. (Zanesville Signal, April 14, 1946)

Joyce Francis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Francis, recently graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing Detroit. She is now employed at Grace Hospital. (Lake Orion Review, March 18, 1949)

Evelyn Dilts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dilts, 1212 Lincoln Way, was awarded a scholarship bracelet for having the highest grade point of all Phi Beta Phi pledges. (Ames Daily Tribune, April 28, 1954)

Kevin Henning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henning of Roseville Route 1, placed second in the Optimist Zone 5 Oratorical Contest held at Columbus Monday night. Henning, 14, represented the Zanesville Optimist Club. He is a ninth grade pupil at Roseville High School. Richard Nadelin, speech teacher at Roseville High School, coached Henning. (Zanesville Times Recorder, April 17, 1970)

Birth Announcements

To the wife of Merle Ansberry, September 5, a daughter, Eleanor Allyne, Hanford.  (Oakland Tribune, September 18, 1933)

NEW ARMSTRONG SON:  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Armstrong are parents of a boy born Monday Jan. 29 at the St. Ann hospital, Algona.  Mrs. Armstrong is the former Dorothy Fish, and the Armstrongs have one other son, Melvin.  Mr. Armstrong works for the Post transfer company at Algona.  The family moved lately from Livermore to the Obrecht home here.  (Kossuth County Advance, February 6, 1951)

Born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bryant of 924 East Church street a daughter, Marilyn Jeanne.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 29, 1925)

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