Mrs. Edna Groover, 66, Services Saturday For

Mrs. Edna Groover, 33 W. Burdick, passed away at her home today (Wednesday). She had been ill several weeks.

Mrs. Groover was born Edna Kessell, the daughter of Marshall and Fidelia, in Oxford, April 22, 1898. She attended Oxford schools and later married Glenn Groover.

She was a member of the Oxford Congregational Church, Oxford Order of Eastern Star, Oxford Music Club, and Congregational Church Guild.

Mrs. Groover is survived by her mother, Mrs. Fidelia Kessell, a son, Marshall, both of Oxford, and 4 grandchildren.

Funeral services have been arranged through Bossardet Funeral Home for 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Anthony Nelson, pastor of the Congregational Church will officiate, and burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.

Source: Oxford Leader, March 19, 1964.

Paul Millikens Stage Wedding Trip to Miami

To reside in Pontiac after a wedding trip to Miami, Fla., are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Milliken who were married Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the chapel of the Plymouth Congregational church.

The new Mrs. Milliken is the former Mrs. Mary Kelly of Oxford, daughter of Mrs. Frank Groover, also of Oxford. Mr. Milliken resides in Pontiac.

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Young Boy Victim Of Scarlet Fever

The private funeral of Gerald Groover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph [sic] D. Groover of 306 East Ninth street, who died at his home Tuesday following an illness of 18 days of scarlet fever, was held yesterday afternoon.  Rev. Howard A. Field conducted a brief service at the vault and burial was made in Grace Lawn cemetery.

Gerald was born in Flint September 23, 1909. Besides his parents he leaves three brothers, Robert, Jack, and Charles Groover, all at home.

Source: Flint Journal, February 14, 1918.

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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Deaths and Funerals from the 1930s

Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Beardslee, Miss Belle Beardslee and Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Beardslee attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Lottie Groover, at Oakwood Wednesday. (The Clarkston News, May 30, 1930)

S.T. Beardslee has received word that his cousin, Lute Sutton, died at his farm home near Orion Tuesday. (The Clarkston News, June 26, 1931)

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Frank Groover Rites Saturday

Funeral arrangements for Frank Groover, who died suddenly Wednesday morning will be held from the home, 54 Hovey Street Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock with Rev. H.B. Johnson officiating.

Deputy Coroner J.H. Voorhees who was called because of the suddenness of the death, agreed with the diagnosis of Dr. C.L. Hathaway that the cause was heart failure.

Frank E. Groover was born at Lake Orion 73 years ago. He attended school in Orion and Oxford and was a lifelong resident of Oakland county. In 1904 he married Bessie Hall in Windsor, Ontario. To this union was born two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kelly of Oxford and Mrs. Macrella [sic] Hockman of Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Groover worked for many years as a cooper. Until last year he acted as night-watchman for the village. Injuries he suffered while on the job were contributing factors in his death according to Dr. Hathaway.

Besides his widow and daughters he is survived by a brother, Arthur R. Groover of Oakwood and a grandson, David P. Kelly, of Oxford.

Source: Oxford Leader, September 18, 1942.

Birth Announcements from the Early 1900s

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer Saturday, a son. (Clare Sentinel, December 26, 1901)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Groover at the home of her mother, Mrs. J.R. Plumley, of this village on Monday, a six pound girl. Dr. J.W. Bachelor reports mother and child doing nicely. (Oxford Leader and Globe, July 22, 1904)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover, Saturday, a baby girl. (Oxford Leader and Globe, October 27, 1905)

Relatives received word Saturday of the arrival of the stork at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Milne, in Wheaton, Ill., a daughter. Congratulations are very much in order. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 16, 1907)

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Oakwood Farmer Dies Suddenly

Sidney Groover, Former Oxford Resident Taken By Death

Sidney B. Groover, aged 71 years, died at his farm home near Oakwood early Friday morning. Although Mr. Groover had been in poor health for the past few years, his death came very unexpectedly. At two o’clock in the morning Mrs. Groover noticed him breathing heavily and death came before a physician could be summoned.

For many years the deceased resided on a farm southeast of Orion, later retiring and moving to Orion village where he resided for a number of years until stricken with an ailment that confined him to his bed and from which he never recovered. Selling his home in Orion he again returned to the farm which he later sold to Detroit parties and purchased another near Oakwood, where the family moved several months ago.

The deceased his survived by his widow and one son, Levi, four grandchildren and three brothers, Charles and Ira, of Oakwood, and Eugene, of Lapeer.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. F.I. Walker, of Orion, officiating and burial was made in Evergreen cemetery, Orion.

Source: Oxford Leader, April 1, 1927.

Twin Sons Born to Maurice Groover

On the evening of Sept. 22, Mrs. Maurice Groover was entertained at a pink and blue shower in the home of Mrs. Hugh Taylor. The evening was spent in playing games after which the honoree was presented with her gifts from a bassinette. She also received a high chair from the Oakwood Cancer Sewing Club. Cake and ice cream was served the 33 guests present from Oxford, Lapeer, Imlay City, Ortonville, Clarkston and Oakwood. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Gerald Kintz, Mrs. Nelson Copeman and Mrs. Harold Tank.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Groover at the Brighton hospital. They young sons are named Paul Arthur, weight 4 pounds 3 ounces, and Carl Edward, weight 3 pounds and 6 ounces.

Source: Oxford Leader, October 14, 1948.