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.


Was But Chalk.

Supposed Suicide Proves a Hoax.

Frank Groover Had the Neighborhood Startled.

It is alleged that because of the repeated refusals of his [wife] to return to Dearborn and live with him, Frank Groover, while seated at his mother-in-law’s supper table Wednesday night, suddenly took a bottle of powder from his pocket, emptied it in a cup of tea and gulped down the mixture with the remark that he would end it all.

Drs. Mackinnon and Bachelor, who were called, could find no evidence of poison and decided themselves a victim of a hoax.

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Halls Greet Child

From Spokane comes word of the birth of Jeremy David Hall, first child of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hall. He was born March 18.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Walling, Lake Oswego, and Mrs. Mildred Hall, Beaverton. Ed Hall is great-grandfather.

Source: Portland Oregonian, March 23, 1973.

Mr. Hardenstine Fatally Stricken In Towanda

Henry Hardenstine of Saco was fatally stricken on Main St. in Towanda last night.

He has just arrived in the county seat with his wife and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller. He was getting out of the car near State St. when he slumped to the ground.

Dr. Willis A. Redding was called and pronounced him dead.

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Scene Of Barzee-Olson Nuptials

Pink flowers and pink candles decorated the altar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the pretty summer wedding on Sunday afternoon uniting Miss Marjorie Lee Olson and Lawrence Dean Barzee in marriage. The bride is the daughter of Brigadier General and Mrs. Raymond F. Olson and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Barzee of Beaverton.

Rev. George H. Swift performed the 4 o’clock ceremony before a large gathering of friends and relatives, many coming from out-of-town.

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Miss Tobler Bride at Church Service Saturday; Reception Is at Sorority

Numerous burning candles softly lighting a beautiful arrangement of flowers formed the setting for the marriage of Miss Dolores Lorraine Tobler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest I. Tobler, to Mr. Walter Charles Walling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Walling, Saturday evening in the First Congregational church. Dr. Williston Wirt, church pastor, performed the ceremony at eight-thirty o’clock before a large assembly of friends and relatives.

Only candlelight was used throughout the church for the wedding.

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Walling Family Has Reunion Sunday

The 22nd annual reunion was held at the J.D. Walling grove at Walling [sic] Sunday. Following the dinner the afternoon hours were spent informally.

Present were Mrs. James Mott, Dorothy and Beverly Mott, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Walling, Ellis Walling, Celia Walling, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Chapman, Virginia and Bobby Chapman.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walling, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Reant, all of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Walling, Jerry Walling, Miss Marjorie Walling, Walter Walling, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Wise, Elva Johnson, Eva Johnson, Mildred B. Fall, Floyd Hall, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Tipp, Marjorie and Audrey Tipp, Mrs. Mary Likens, Mrs. James D. Fall, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Barzee, all of Portland, Edna Wadsworth of Seattle, J.W. Walling of Amity, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Walling of Sherwood, W.H.K. Walling of Falls City, Mr. and Mrs. Karl G. Miller of Jefferson, Mrs. Curtis E. Stewart of Oswego, Mr. and Mrs. E. Tohler [sic] and Miss Deloris Tohler [sic] of Eugene, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Walling of Dallas, Elsie L. Stutz of Brownsville, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin and Donald Baldwin of West Salem.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, June 28, 1939.