Mrs. R. Adams Is Dead At Lapeer

Was Cousin of Late Ross Grover and Well-Known in Flint.

Lapeer, Mich., March 9.—Mrs. Reedly Adams died at her home here yesterday after an illness of one year.  She leaves her husband; one son, Richard Adams of this city; one sister, Mrs. L.H. Post of Kane; and one brother, Nelson Groover of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from her late home.

Mrs. Adams was a cousin of Ross Groover of Flint, who, with his two children, died within the last three weeks.

Source:  Flint Journal, March 9, 1918.

Third Member Of Groover Family Taken By Death

Robert H. Groover, five-year-old son of Mrs. Ross D. Groover of 306 East Ninth street, is dead of scarlet fever complicated with pneumonia, the third member of this family to succumb to this malady within three weeks.  An older brother, Gerald, aged eight years, died on February 12, followed by the death of the father, Ross D. Groover, on February 18.  Besides his mother, the boy leaves two brothers, Jack D. and Charles E., all at home.

Source:  Flint Journal, March 5, 1918.

Ross D. Groover Taken By Death

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. 

Died In Detroit

Lapeer, Mich., Feb. 26.—Word was received in Lapeer Wednesday of the death of William Nelson Groover, which occurred at his residence in Detroit, Tuesday. Mr. Groover was at one time a resident of Lapeer. The funeral will be held Friday from the residence. He was a member of the Union Masonic lodge. Mr. Groover was the father of Mrs. Reed Adams of this city.

Source: Flint Journal, February 26, 1914.

Remains Of Mrs. Ira Groover Brought Here For Funeral And Burial

The remains of Mrs. Ira Groover, a former Oxford resident, who died of heart disease, Saturday, at Farmington, after but one day’s illness, aged 53 years, were brought here, Tuesday, and the funeral held at the Baptist church. Rev. Traver, of Pontiac, officiated, assisted by Rev. Morrill. The remains were interred in the Oxford cemetery. Deceased is survived by her husband.

Source: Oxford Leader, April 12, 1912.

Untitled (Mary Beemer Groover)

Mrs. Geo. Groover, of Oxford, daughter of Nelson Beemer and wife, Orion, died at her home on Sunday morning.  She had been sick for many years and her ambition was all that kept her up.  A husband and two sons survive her.  Funeral from the residence on Tuesday at 2 o’clock p.m., Rev. Karr officiating, with interment at Oxford cemetery.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, May 15, 1896. 

A Family Re-Union

A very pleasant social gathering was participated in at the residence of E.T. Beardslee, on Sashabaw Plain, Dec. 20th to 23d, it being the reunion of Mrs. Beardslee’s family, the mother, Mrs. Lewis J. Sutton, and her six children, all being present, the husband and father having died in 1852. The list, besides Mrs. Beardslee, includes Mrs. S.D. Groover, of Lapeer; C.L. Sutton, of Orion; Mrs. Chas. Beardslee, of Clinton county; Mrs. J.H. Lawrence, of Fenton, and L.M. Sutton, of Chicago, this son having been absent 18 years, rendering the occasion doubly pleasant.

This re-union was a very remarkable one, it being the first time the children had all met together at one time, the eldest being 66 years, and the youngest 45 years of age, and the family ties of brothers and sisters having never been broken.

W.H. Brummit photographed the family; the aged mother, who is nearly 87 years of age, still retaining her mental faculties and enjoying the event equally with her children, forming the central figure; after which he photographed the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, January 8, 1891.

Untitled (Samuel P. Groover)

Staff Sgt. Samuel P. Groover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Groover of 653 Hurd Road, Ortonville, left this week for the Army Air Forces Separation Center at Patterson Field, Ohio, to be honorably discharged from the army, it was announced Dec. 15 by Col. Bradford A. Shaw, commanding officer of Selfridge Field.

Entering the army in February, 1942, Sgt. Groover has been stationed at Richmond, Va., Norfolk, Va., and Selfridge Field. He is a graduate of Wayne University in Detroit.

Source: Oxford Leader, December 28, 1945.

Bessie B. Groover

Bessie Bell Groover, 82, formerly of Oxford, died Friday in Pontiac after an illness of several years.

Born in Ray Center, she attended the Oxford schools and was a resident of Oxford for 67 years. She was the widow of Frank Groover.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary A. Milliken of Pontiac and Mrs. Marcella Hockman of Indianapolis, Ind., and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Bossardet Funeral Home, The Rev. Fred Clark of Thomas United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oxford.

Source: Oxford Leader, August 7, 1969.