Bernice, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover, Met With Serious Accident

Bernice Groover, the 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover, who resides near Oakwood, had a narrow escape when her hair caught in a line shaft propelled by a gasoline engine. The sudden impact of the little girls head against the fast revolving shaft threw the belt off, averting a fatal accident. A large quantity of the girl’s hair was torn from her head, leaving an ugly scalp wound. Dr. Bachelor was called and dressed the wound which required several stitches.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 19, 1918.


Former Resident Dead

William N. Groover Died At Home In Detroit At Age Of 69 Years.

William N. Groover, a former resident of this village, died Tuesday at his home in Detroit at the age of 69 years. The funeral will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. It is one of the requests of Mr. Groover that his remains be cremated and that request will be carried out. He leaves two children, Mrs. Edith Adams and Mrs. S.H. [sic] Post of Akron, Ohio. There are also surviving six brothers and one sister: Sidney, of Orion; Mrs. May Beardslee, of Rochester; Ira, of Farmington; George, of Oxford; Elias and Eugene, of Lapeer, and Charles, of Flint. There are also surviving one grandchild and two great grandchildren.

Source: Oxford Leader, February 27, 1914.

Peace Fence

So Designated Geo. Groover The line Fence Over Which is Much Controversy


Mrs. Boat Sued For Damages And Was Given A Verdict Of Six Cents By Jury

A peace fence, built to keep his wife and neighbor, Mrs. Boat, from quarreling with each, was the term applied by George Groover to the high board fence built between his residence and that of Mrs. Boat’s on Park street, over which there was legal controversy in a semi-one act comedy in Justice Denning’s court, Tuesday.

Continue reading “Peace Fence”

Spite Fence

Mrs. Minnie Boat Seeks Removal Of Once Fence Built By George Groover


Says Fence Has Injured Her View To Extent of $100

There is one of the ten commandments, that one which tells us to love they neighbor as thyself, which does not figure very largely in the religion of two Park street residents. George Groover and Mrs. Minnie Boat, a widow, are neighbors, but the brotherly commandment in this case seemed an impossible one and about a year ago Groover built a high board fence between the two places.

The fence, Mrs. Boat declares, has obstructed the view from her home and detracted from the value of her property to the amount of one hundred dollars for which sum she has started suit in Justice Deming’s court, through her attorneys G.O. Kineman and D.D. Waggott. Groover is determined that the fence will stand and says he will “law it” through all the courts.

Source: Oxford Leader, August 4, 1911.

Short News Items from 1948

Marshall Groover, who has been playing with a dance band in Alexandria, Minn., for the past six months, returned to his home here last week. (Lake Orion Review, October 15, 1948)

Marshall Groover has re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Philadelphia with the C.S. Navy Hospital. (Orion Weekly Review, November 26, 1948)

TURN BACKWARD (December 17, 1915): Wm. Rorick arrived here from Los Angeles, Calif., Friday for a couple of days’ visit with his aunt, Mrs. D. Kimball. Mr. Rorick lived here with his parents about forty years ago and very few of the Lowden residents are left who remember him. While here in Cedar county he made arrangements to have his mother, who is living at the County Home, buried after her death near the remains of her husband in the Rorick lot in the Lowden cemetery. Mrs. Rorick who is 85 years of age knew her son, whom she had not seen for so many years, as soon as she saw him. (Lowden News, December 22, 1948)

Short News Items from 1947

Marshall Groover of Ypsilanti, spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Edna Groover. (Lake Orion Review, March 7, 1947)

The members of the Stitch and Chatter Club of Wantage Grange spent last Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Arthur Moose of Tappan. Mrs. Marius H. Bataille of Lake Mohawk accompanied the group to visit her sister, Mrs. Moose. (Paterson Morning Call, October 23, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt left early Saturday morning for Biloxi, Miss., where they have reservations at the Manor Hotel for the winter. They expected to spend Sunday night in Nashville, Tenn., where they had tickets for the Barn Dance. (Orion Weekly Review, December 5, 1947)

Short News Items from 1929

Several charming luncheon parties were held at the Samovar Friday, March 8. Mrs. G.H. Milne of New York City has as her guests Dr. Rorick Bennett, Mrs. George Rorick Clarke and Mrs. S.K. Porter of South Pasadena, and Mrs. Willard O. Waters of San Marino. (South Pasadena Foothill Review, March 15, 1929)

Eugene Groover, of Lapeer and Glenn Groover were down Sunday to eat dinner with Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Kessell and to help little Marshall Eugene Groover celebrate his birthday. He carried his cak[e] to the table with three lighted candles on it. Mrs. Groover returned home with them feeling much improved. (Oxford Leader, March 29, 1929)

Continue reading “Short News Items from 1929”

Short News Items from 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Manley Brodt, of Marlette, are spending the week with their son, Grant Brodt.  (Oxford Leader, January 27, 1928)

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt, Mr. and Mrs. Manley Brodt attended the auto show in Detroit, Monday.  (Oxford Leader, January 27, 1928)

Edward Lee Porritt had the misfortune to have a car door fall on his feet, Thursday, where he was working at the Fisher Body Factory, in Pontiac.  He is improving slowly.  (Oxford Leader, February 3, 1928)

Continue reading “Short News Items from 1928”