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GROF, Frederick Lysle

MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Frederick Lysle Grof, 61, tax collector of Meyersdale for the past several years, died at his home Friday. He had been in ill health some time. A former employe of the Kenneweg Company, Mr. Grof was born in Meyersdale on July 15, 1899, a son of the late William B. and Mary (Baer) Grof. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie (Hady) Grof, and three children, William H. and Frederick L. Grof, Jr., both of Meyersdale, and Mrs. Warren Warner, Fort Hill, Pa.; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Metz, Meyersdale. Services were conducted today by Rev. Charles E. Straub and interment was in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 12, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GROF, William H. & wife Mrs. Rita Darrah

NJ TEENAGER IN JAIL - BUTLER, PA - A new Jersey teenager was in jail on a charge of homicide vehicle today following a two-car crash on Route 8, about 16 miles north of here, that killed one person and injured another critically. William H. Grof, 59, of Monroeville, PA., died in the crash Sunday. His wife, Rita, was admitted to Grove City Hospital and then transferred to Southside Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, in critical condition. After the crash, State Police arrested the driver of the other car, Robert A. Luciano Jr., 19, of Lebanon, NJ on a charge of homicide by vehicle. Officers said Luciano, who received hospital treatment for minor cuts, ran a stop sign and struck the Grof car broadside. Luciano was remanded to the Butler County correctional institution in lieu of bond after an arraignment before a district magistrate. Luciano's younger brother, Larry, the only passenger in the car, was not injured.
THE DAILY COURIER - 1977 AUG 29  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GROF, William H. & wife Mrs. Rita Darrah

A joint funeral service for William H. Grof and his wife, Rita (Darrah) Grof of Monroeville, Pa., who were fatally injured Sunday in a two-car accident near Butler, Pa., will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Meyersdale. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale. Mr. Grof was killed instantly in the crash. His wife died Monday in South Side Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. They were natives of Meyersdale. Mr. Grof was a son of Mrs. Nell (Hady) Grof, Meyersdale, and Ihe late Fred Grof. Mrs. Grof was the daughter of Mrs. Marina (Brooks) Darrah, Meyersdale, and the late Augustus Darrah. Mr. Grof had been employed as a wholesale supervisor for the Quaker Oats Company since 1941. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of BPO Elks Lodge, McKeesport, Pa., and the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose, Meyersdale. The couple is survived by a son, William H. Grof Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho; and two granddaughters. Mr. Grof also is survived by his mother; a brother, Fred L. Grof, Meyersdale, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Warner, Fort Hill, Pa. Besides her mother and son, Mrs. Grof is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Frances Wilmoth, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mrs. Mercedes Laverman, McKeesport; Mrs. Mary Hartle, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Josephine Beynon, Cumberland, and a brother, Charles A. Darrah, Pittsburgh. The bodies are at the Price Funeral Home in Meyersdale, where friends will be received. A Christian wake service will be held there today at 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 31, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GROFF, Augustus T.

Augustus T. Groff, 88, of Confluence, died Friday in his home. He was born June 24, 1868, a son of George G. and Ellen Lepley Groff. Mr. Groff was a former postmaster and a merchant of Confluence for many years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eunice Nedrow Groff, and three sons, Allen F., Elyria, Ohio; Robert G., Ursina; Charles A., Uniontown. Funeral services will be conducted today, Monday, in the Humbert Funeral home, the Rev. Paul Haffley officiating. Interment in Addison Cemetery.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017

GROFF, Mrs. Helen Frantz

Mrs. Helen Frantz Groff, wife of A.T. Groff, died Tuesday, February 27, at Somerset, where she had been in the hospital for several months. She had been in delicate health for nearly a year, since the death of her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Groff. Mrs. Groff was the daughter of the late T. B. Frantz, who was one of the first and most prominent citizens of Confluence. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Allen, Hubert, and Charles Groff, and two brothers, G.A. Frantz, Confluence, and T. Frantz, New Castle, Pa. Mrs. Groff spent most of her life in Confluence, where she had many friends. She was a sincere Christian, being for many years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a devoted wife and mother and her home was always her first consideration. The remains were taken from Somerset to the family home in Confluence on Thursday. The funeral took place at the home on Friday, the services being private. Rev. J.M. Cogley of Smithfield, a former pastor of the Confluence Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment in Jersey Cemetery.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2017

GROFF, Mrs. Lydia Engle

Berlin, Pa., June 4 - The body of Mrs. Lydia Groff, 89, who died yesterday in Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, Md., was brought here to the Johnson Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p. m., by the Rev. Herman Snyder, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery. A native of Berlin, Mrs. Groff had resided with her niece, Mrs. Orpha E. Tabler, 310 Harrison street, Cumberland. Besides Mrs. Tabler, she is survived by a brother, William Engle, of Berlin, and one sister, Mrs. Matilda Bowman, of Upscomb, Iowa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GROSE, Mrs. Lydia Friend

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Lydia Grose, 79, died yesterday at her home after a long illness. Born in Friendsville she was a daugther of the late Benjamin and Sarah (Friend) Friend. Surviving are her husband, William Grose, two sons, Leo Hostetler and William E. Grose, Pittsburgh; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Arnold, Birmingham, Ala.; one brother Chester Friend, Morgantown, and eight grandchildren. A service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Blooming Rose Methodist Church. Rev. Charles Hinkle will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Residence here. It will be taken to the church at noon Saturday.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; April 4, 1963; page 28
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 4, 2013

 

Name: L. June Gross, 72, of Cumberland, MD

Parents: Elmer Gale Twigg and Pearl Bulah (Lynch) Twigg

DOB: June 23, 1930, Cumberland, MD

DOD: Monday, April 7, 2003, at the WMHS Memorial Campus Hospital, Cumberland, MD

Spouse: Alex L. Gross, Sr.

Predeceased by: parents; brother, Kenneth Twigg

Survived by: husband; sons, Alex L. Gross, Jr., and his wife Eleanor, Cumberland, MD; Darrell L. Gross and his wife Brenda, Darlington, MD; daughter, Phyllis Ann Berens and her husband Andrew Berens, M.D., Berkley Springs, WV; sister, Betty Connors, Corriganville, MD

Burial: Friday, April 11, 2003, Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 7, 2015

 

GROSS, Mrs. Leota

Mrs. Leota Gross, 83, of 408 North Mechanic Street, died today at her residence. Born in this city, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Leopoldina (Fellinger) Gross. Her husband, Solomon Gross, preceded her in death. Mrs. Gross was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the Altar Society. Surviving are two sons, Walter and Robert Gross, both this city; two daughters, Miss Jeannette Gross, this city, and Mrs. Robert Gnagey, Crofton, Md.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Stein Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 25, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GROSS, Mrs. Margaret Marie Baer

Mrs. Margaret Marie Gross, 82, who resided at 304 Redwood Ave., in Frederick, died Friday, Feb. 9, at the Meridian Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Merhle C. Gross. Born in Greenville Township, (Somerset Co.) Pa., on Aug. 31, 1907, Mrs. Gross was a daughter of the late Owen and Ellen Brown Baer. Mrs. Gross was retired from Frederick County Products, where she had worked as a meat packer. She was a member of the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Feagaville. She is survived by three sons, Ernest J. Mckenzie of Bartonsville, James O. McKenzie of Feagaville, and Ernest J. Swanson of Frederick; one daughter, Ruth E. Summers of Frederick; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gross was the last of her immediate family and was predeceased by a son, Robert Swanson, and a great-grandson, Dennis Buchanan. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. The Rev. Robert C. Lehman, pastor of the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Feagaville, will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery, Feagaville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5524 Feagaville Lane, Frederick, Md. 21701.
The Frederick Post, Frederick, MD, Monday, February 12, 1990
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 13, 2014

GROSS, Merhle Clinton
 
Mr. Merhle Clinton Gross, 76, of 304 Rosewood Ave., Frederick, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret Bear Gross. Born Jan. 22, 1907, at Feagaville, Mr. Gross was a son of the late William and Bertha Unglebower Gross. Mr. Gross had been employed by Hahn Transportation of New Market for over 30 years, retiring in 1972. and was then employed part-time for the I-TO Truck Stop. Mr. Gross was a member of St Luke's Lutheran Church, Feagaville, and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 1067, Frederick. Surviving, besides his wife, are three stepsons. Ernest J. McKenzie, Oliver J. McKenzie and Ernest J. Swanson, all of Frederick; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ruth Elaine Summers, Frederick; four brothers, Roscoe Gross, Leon Gross, Robert Gross and Conner Gross, all of Frederick; 15 step-grandchildren, 19 step-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Oct 21. at the Smith, Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. The Rev. Edward A. Donald, St Luke's Lutheran Church. Feagaville, will officiate. Interment will be in St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery, Feagaville.
Frederick News Post, Frederick, MD, October 21, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 13, 2014

GROVE, Austin R.
 
Frostburg –
Austin R. Grove, 51, of 214 West Monument Avenue, Baltimore, former resident of Frostburg, was found dead in his apartment yesterday.  He was a supervisor at Westinghouse Electric Company in Baltimore. He was born in Avilton, the son of the late George B. and Pearl E. (Robeson) Grove.  Mr. Grove was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Church of the Brethren.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bernard McKenzie, Potomac Park, and two brothers, Harold Grove, Canton, Ohio, and Cecil Grove, Hagerstown.  Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Connell T. Chaney will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Garrett County. Pallbearers will be Russell Robeson, Vernon Lancaster, Robert Lough, Ellis Crowe, Ronald Crowe and Asa Wilhelm.
The Cumberland News, August 10, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014

Name: Edmund Robert Grove, 80, of Cumberland, MD

Parents: Frederick Marshall Grove and Susan Miller (Huber) Grove

DOB: November 27, 1922, Pembrook, PA

DOD: Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Devlin Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, MD

Military: U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II

Predeceased by: parents; a sister, three brothers; stepmother, A. Elnora Grove

Survived by: sister, Dorothy E. (Grove) Hanekamp and her husband Donald W

Burial: Monday, March 10, 2003, at Green Mount Cemetery, Cumberland, MD

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 2, 2015
 

GROVE, Mrs. Fanny Wilt

WESTERNPORT — Mrs. Fanny Grove, 66, Division Street, here, died yesterday at her residence. She had been in failing health the past four years. Born here, she was a daughter of the late Lincoln and Fanny (Blocher) Wilt. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Bethlehem Chapter 14 Order of Eastern Star, Mariam Rebecca Lodge 16, Calanthe Temple 8 Pythian Sisters, and the Bruce High School Sportsmen's Club. She was a former city police woman and was the first woman crossing guard in Westernport. She is survived by her husband, Anderson Grove, two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Mann and Mrs. Charles Alkire, both of here; a son, Robert Grove, Hagerstown; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Wilson, Tiltonville, Ohio; three brothers, Harry Wilt, Tiltonville; Florian Wilt, Oakridge Tenn., and Ray L. Wilt, here; and two grandchildren. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Sumner Sawyers, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Rev. Dana Spence, Assembly of God Church. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, December 13, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2011

 

GROVE, George B.

George B. Grove, 80, of 202 Avenue M, Bowling Green, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been admitted September 24. He had been in failing health the past year. Born in Selbysport, Md., he was a son of the late Norman and Sarah (Upholt) Grove and was a former resident of Frostburg. He was a retired Celanese Fiber Company emp!oye and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife, Pearl E. (Robeson) Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Bernard McKenzie, Potomac Park; three sons, Harold and Cecil Grove, Canton, Ohio, and Austin Grove, Baltimore; a brother, Harry Grove, Selbysport; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. Roy White and Rev. Connell T. Chaney will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, October 3, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011

GROVE, George W.

Monday - The many friends of George W Groves(sic) were shocked to learn of his death Friday at his home on Spring St from heart failure at 11:20 p.m.  Mr Grove was born in Strasburg, Va Feb 22, 1839 where he resided until 1869 when he came to Frostburg and engaged in building the present First Methodist Episcopal Church located on West Main St. where he has made his home ever since.  The deceased was a member of James Breathed Camp No 1046 Confederate Veterans and was employed by Consolidated Coal Company as a night watchman at Ocean Mine No 7 at the time of his death.  Mr Grove was 65 years of age.  The deceased was a member of one of the oldest and most highly respected families of the Shenandoah Valley, Va.  Mr Grove was married to a Miss Lyons of this place.  Six children blessed the union.  The deceased's widow survives with the following children: Mrs A Hawkins, Mrs John O Hawkins, Frostburg; George W, Jr of the USA stationed at Ft DuPont, Del; Oscar L of the United States Navy on the battleship Missouri; Miss Ollie Grove, Glenville, Ohio and John H of Washington, D.C.  The deceased is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, Mrs Joseph S Lea, Washington, D.C., Mr Luther Grove of Martinsburg, W Va, Mrs William N Bean and Silas B Grove of Washington, D.C.  The funeral took place this afternoon from St John's Episcopal church of which the deceased was a member.  Rev Alexander Haverstick, pastor, preached and conducted the services.  Interment was made in Allegany Cemetery.  Mr Grove entered the Civil War at the beginning and fought until its close and was present when Gen Lee surrendered to Gen Grant.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 1, 1904 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 2, 2015

GROVE, James Denis
 
"Details In Grove Death Received-James Denis Grove, 75, Uncle of "Lefty" Grove Dies Just Before Wife's Funeral-
Lonaconing-
Details of the deaths of James Denis Grove, 75, of Route 6, Chambersburg, Pa., last Thursday were received here by relatives.  Groves died in a Chambersburg hospital less than 24 hours before the funeral of his wife. Mrs. Alice Kate Grove, 66, who was found dead in the kitchen of the Grove home on Monday, April 8. Friends visited the Grove home Monday evening and found Mrs. Grove's body in the kitchen, and her husband in a weakened condition in a bed in an upstairs bedroom. Mrs. Grove's death was due to a heart attack, while her husband, of pneumonia....Born in Lonaconing, he was the son of the late Robert T. and Catherine (Dye) Grove and had engaged in farming throughout his life.  He was an uncle of "Lefty" Grove, former major league baseball pitcher."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland Tue 16 Apr 1946
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 19, 2011

GROVE, Mrs. Louise Marie Virts

Louise Marie Grove, 87, of Rt. 3, Eagle Lane, Keyser, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2005, at her residence. Born November 18, 1917, in Bethel, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Catherine (Herman) Virts. Her husband, Thomas Albert Grove, five brothers, Ted Virts, William Virts, Stanley Virts, Earl Virts and Jimmy Virts, and three sisters, Beulah Whitfield, Anetia Goodwin, and Mildred Bray, also preceded her in death. She was the last survivor of her immediate family. Louise was a well known waitress, having worked many years at Green's Restaurant in Westernport, and several years at Hamburger Haven in McCoole. She leaves behind a son, William Thomas Grove and wife Anita of Keyser; three grandchildren, Thomas Vincent Grove and wife Sherry of Manassas, Va., Julie Stump and husband Jeff of Little River, S.C., and Lori Grove of Keyser; and five great-grandchildren, Christopher Grove and Alec Grove, both of Manassas, and Dylan Stump, Tyler Stump and Logan Stump, of Little River. There will be no visitation or funeral services. Private interment services will be held at a later date at Philos Cemetery, Westernport. Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, is in charge of arrangements.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - March 1, 2005.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 13, 2015

GROVE, Mrs. Olive A. Frazee
 
Olive A. Grove, 85, of Friendsville, Md. died July 4, 2003, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, after one day's residence. Prior to that, she lived at the home of her daughter, Dorothy and husband, Ervin Lowdermilk. Born December 19, 1917, in Selbysport, Md., she was a daughter of the late A. Donald and Orpha (Fike) Frazee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Grove, Dec. 2, 1989; a son, Larry, Aug 29, 1994; a daughter-in-law, H. Lynne, Sept. 30, 2000; a great granddaughter, Clarissa Ann Lowdermilk, June 12, 1984; a brother, N. Donald Frazee and a sister, Izetta McKenzie. Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are two sons, Edward L. and wife, Franni, Friendsville; Kenneth D. and wife, Thelma, Brunswick, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Louise Grove, Friendsville; ten grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; a brother, Glenn E. Frazee; and three sisters, Claudine Vitez, Thelma Grove and Faye Humberson, all of Friendsville. Mrs. Grove was a member of Selbysport United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 943 Second Ave, Friendsville on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Philip Dukes and the Rev. Robert Milliren officiating. Interment will be in Addison Cemetery. Grandsons, Ricky and David Lowdermilk, Keith and Kenneth Grove, Philip Winkleman and Todd Doerr will be pallbearers. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Selbysport United Methodist Church.
July 4, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

 

GROVE, Mrs. Pearl E. Robeson

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Pearl E. Grove, 84, Potomac Park, and formerly of here, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital where she was admitted Thursday. Born in Avilton, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Elmira (Wilhelm) Robeson. Her husband, George B. Grove, preceded her in death. Mrs. Grove was a member of the Frostburg Church of the Brethren. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bernard McKenzie, Potomac Park; three sons, Harold Robeson, Canton, Ohio; Austin Robeson, Baltimore; and Cecil Robeson, Hagerstown; a brother, George Robeson, Cumberland; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 26, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2010

 

GROVE, Robert G.

Robert G. Grove, 50 year-old son of baseball Hall of Famer, Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove, died Thursday at a Richmond, Ind., hospital where he had been a patient for a week. Mr. Grove, a native of Lonaconing, had been residing in Indiana the past several years.  He was a 1939 graduate of Central High School and received his degree at Washington College (Chestertown, Md.) where he pitched baseball. In addition to his father, Mr. Grove is survived by his wife, the former Jean Rogers; a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Horning, Norwalk, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Doris Monnett, Funkstown, Md., and three grandchildren.  His mother was the late Ethel Gardner Grove. Mr. Grove was on the track and basketball teams at Central High and pitched baseball for the Lonaconing team in the Bi-State league. Unlike his famous father, who moved to Norwalk from Lonaconing about ten years ago, he was a right-hander. The body is at the Meyers Funeral Home in Connersville, Ind., and will be brought to the Eichhorn Funeral Home in Lonaconing for viewing Monday afternoon and night.  Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times, September 30, 1972:
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz  Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010

GROVE, Robert Jeffrey

Robert Jeffrey Grove, 39, of Picadilly Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at Washington County Hospital. Born June 9, 1966, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Robert E. Grove of Hagerstown and Carol Folk Grove of Hagerstown. He was a 1984 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. He was previously employed by ACS in Frostburg, Md. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Grove of Hagerstown. He is also survived by two loving uncles, Bud Alkire of Westernport, Md., and Paul Folk of Ridgeley, W.Va.; a very special uncle, Cobey Folk of Hagerstown; two loving aunts, Elaine Harrison of Westernport and Cindy Poster of Hagerstown. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial with graveside services will be at Philos Cemetery, Westernport, Md.
The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, MD, December 20, 2005
(Charles Riend)
Posted October 20, 2015

GROVE, Robert Moses "Lefty"

300-Game Winner Lefty Grove Dies
Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove, generally considered the greatest  left-handed pitcher in baseball history, is dead.  The 75-year-old Grove, a native of Lonaconing, MD., died Thursday while watching television at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert G. Grove, where be had lived for 14 years. The funeral service and burial will take place at the Frostburg, Md., Memorial Cemetery on Monday. One of the giants of an era that also included Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby and Jimmy Foxx, Grove, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame, led the American League in victories and won-lost percentage four times each, in strikeouts seven times and in earned-run average nine times. He was the star pitcher for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics teams, which broke the dynasty of the Ruth-led Yankees in the late 1920s and won successive pennants in 1929-30-31. He prided himself on the fact that he yielded only nine homers to Babe Ruth in 10 seasons.  Grove had a 4-2 record in World Series competition but is best remembered for his smoking fast ball— with temper to match— and his remarkable consistency. He won 20 or more games in eight seasons, had successive 28-5 and 31-4 records in 1930 and 1931 for a composite 59-9 for the two seasons and finished his career with a lifetime 300-140 mark good for a .682 percentage. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1947. Warren Spahn and Eddie Plank are the only other left handers in the game's history who won 300 or more games. Grove, a star for Baltimore of the International League for five seasons during a period when the Orioles' famous club owner, Jack Dunn, paid major league salaries, was purchased by the Athletics for $100,000 in 1925. One of four sons of a coal miner, Lefty entered organized baseball with Martinsburg in the Blue Ridge League in 1920 and went to Baltimore in the International League the next season. Always a fierce competitor, Grove sometimes refused to speak to his teammates for days after a losing game and at times ripped up clubhouse furniture after a defeat. He mellowed in his old age and was a frequent visitor to Cooperstown where he regaled young reporters with tales of a bygone era. Grove is survived by one daughter, two sisters, one brother, a granddaughter and three great granddaughters.  His son, Robert, died in 1972.
The Dailey Courier; Connellsville, PA., Friday, 23 May 1975
~Genie
Posted November 19, 2011

 

GROVE, William Wesley

William Wesley Grove, 72, of 91 Poplar Street, died this morning in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where he had been a patient eight days. A native of the Aaron Run Section, he was a son of the late Dennis and Matilda (Clark) Grove. He was a veteran of World War 1, and retired in 1964 as a millwright helper at the Amcelle Plant of Celeanse Fibers Company.  He was a member of Kelly-Mansfield Post 52, American Legion of Piedmont: Trinity Methodist Church of Piedmont and Local 1874, Textile Workers Union. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ella (Brinkman) Grove; two sons, Henry and Earl Grove, both of here; two half-brothers, Robert Grove, Winchester, Va., and Nathan Groves, South Gate, Calif., and four grandchildren.  A sister, Mrs. Lucy Green, died January 17 of this year. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral  home Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Sumner Sawyers, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Philos Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, 5 February, 1962
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009

GROVER, M/Sgt. David

M/Sgt. David Grover, 41, Calumet, Mich., died Wednesday afternoon at the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base Hospital in Marquette, Mich. Survivors include his wife Gail, a son David, and a daughter Denise, all at home in Calumette; his father Fred, of South International Falls; a sister, Mrs. Gordon (Betty) Alexander, and brother, Willard, all of Quartz Hill, Calif.; and another sister, Mrs. Tom (Shirley) Lysdal, of Littlefork. Funeral services will be Monday in Green-Larsen Memorial Chapel.
Published in the International Falls Daily Journal, December 15, 1978
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017

GROVER, Mrs. Eva

Mrs. Eva Grover, 35, wife of Fred Grover of Holler, died early this morning on her 35th birthday. Her death at Northern Minnesta hospital followed an illness of several weeks. She had attended school in International Falls and lived in this city and Holler for about 25 years. Mrs. Grover was born in Illinois on Feb. 12, 1910. Her marriage to Mr. Grover took place on Aug. 23, 1930 in International Falls. Surviving besides her husband are three children, three sisters and three brothers. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.  [Unknown source]  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted January 28, 2017

GROVER, Mrs. Eva

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Grover of Holler will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Holler Mission church with Rev. Oscar Eliason officiating. The body will lie in state at the Hansen Funeral home from Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock until Thursday noon. Mrs. Grover died yesterday at Northern Minnesota hospital. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Emma Bird of the city, three children, three brothers and three sisters.  [Unknown source]  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted January 28, 2017

GROVER, Fred Willard

Fred Willard Grover, 87, of International Falls, and most recently a resident in the Littlefork Care Center since 1994, died Friday morning, Nov. 6, 1998, at the center. He was born in Mantorville, Minn., on March 13, 1911, to Fred H. and Alberta (Bartholamew) Grover. He was the last surviving member of his family. An avid outdoors man, he loved to fish the Rainy River and be in the woods of the Ray North Road, hunting deer near the Henry Brown farm. He started work for Mando on Dec. 10, 1926. He would have been Boise Cascade's last 50-year employee had he not had to retire early for health reasons in 1974. He held many offices in the I.W.A. Local 433 in the Falls and served in various positions as an active union supporter. He was a charter member of First Assembly of God Church in the Falls. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva (Bird) Grover; second wife, Rachel (Fairchild) Grover; sons, Willard and David Grover; daughter, Judy (Grover) Buchta; brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, Johnny and Chauncey; sisters, Cora, Sarah, Almira, and Estella. Survivors include daughters, Betty Alexander of California, Shirley Lysdal of Bemidji, Tammy Faye Messner of California, Debbie Ball of Tennessee, Ruth Grover of the Falls; sons, Don LaValley of Blackkduck, Larry and Dan Grover, both of Warroad, and John Grover of the Falls; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and many, many dear friends. Services will be Thursday, Nov. 12, at First Assembly of God Church in the Falls. Arrangements are with Ceasc Funeral Home, Blackduck.
Published in the Daily Journal, International Falls, Nov. 8, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017

 

 

GROVER, Mrs Rachel Minnie Fairchild

Rachel Minnie Grover, 73, a former International Falls resident, died at her home in Fort Mill, S.C., on Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992. She was born in Thayer, Mo., on April 21, 1919, to Charles and Arta Fairchild. She was married to Fred Grover in 1945 at Sisseton, S.D. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Raymond in 1938 and brother Rodney in 1991. Survivors include her husband Fred; four daughters, Tammy Faye Bakker of California, Judy Buchta and Ruth Grover of the Falls, and Debby Ball, of Fort Mill, S.C.; four sons, Donald LaValley of Blackduck, Larry Grover of Bemidji, Dan and John Grover of the Falls; two stepdaughters, Betty Alexander of California and Shirley Lysdahl of Bemidji; one stepson, Willard Grover of California; two sisters, Ernestine Bergstrom and Virginia Fairchild of the Falls; one brother, Charles Fairfield of Albert Lea; also numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Cudmore Funeral Home.
[d.o.d. Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2017

GROVER, W. A. (see also HAWKINS & SHAFFERMAN)

Two, one of Cumberland, were killed, and a third so badly scalded that he died before he could be removed from the scene, in a collision between a light engine and a runaway string of freight cars on the B&O railroad at Rowlesburg, W. Va., seven miles east of Grafton, early this morning. Engineer Shafferman, of Newburg, instantly killed. Flagman Herbert Hawkins, of Springdale street, Cumberland, taken dead from the wreckage. W. A. Grover, of Newburg, fireman on Shafferman's engine, so badly scalded that he died at 12:40 o'clock, this afternoon. The flesh was literally cooked on Grover's body. The physicians feared to attempt his removal to the Grafton hospital, so he lay near the scene of the wreck until his death. When taken from the wreckage early this morning, physicians said Glover could live but a few minutes, but his wonderful stamina and nerve kept him alive for hours, though he suffered the most intense torments of pain. The three men constitute the crew of engine No. 1838, which was running light, carrying only a caboose. The engine was following a train up the grade, drawn by engines Nos. 1824 and 1844. It is thought that a coupling of the freight broke about 30 cars from the rear. The broken portion of the train did not hold its automatic brake pressure, but started backward down the hill. The crew of the broken freight got to safety, but the men on the following engine had no warning until the runaway cars hurried into them, going at terrific speed. The 30 cars were badly wrecked, the locomotive reduced almost to junk and the tracks seriously damaged. The westbound track was opened at 11:30 o'clock this morning and the eastbound track was cleared at 1:20 this afternoon. A rigid investigation is already being pushed by the railroad. It is the worst wreck the B&O has had on the west end in years. No official report has been filed.
Mineral Daily News, August 15, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 7, 2010

 

GROVES, Elizabeth

April 5, 1861  In Grant County, on Thursday the 28th, ult, Mrs. Elizabeth Groves, consort of Mr. Zebulon D. Groves, aged 36 years.
South Branch Intelligencer, April 5, 1861
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010

 

GROVES, Mrs. Estella

Lonaconing ~ Mrs. Estella Groves, 70, wife of Andrew N. Groves, Charlestown died yesterday at  her home. She had been ill for several years. A native of Barton, was was a daughter of the late Stephen and Annie Bell (Miller) Llewelyn.  Mrs. Groves was a member of First Methodist Church and Pride of Lonaconing Council 96, Daughters of Amercia. Also surviving besides her husband are a son, Clinton Groves, Falls Church, VA; four sisters Mrs. Edward Beeman and Mrs. Duncan Haines, both of Lonaconing; Mrs. Edward Duckworth, Moscow, and Mrs. Archie Clark, Barton: three brothers, Dewey and Perry Llewellyn, both of Baron, Herbert Llewellyn, Cumberland: three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body is at the residence.  Services will be conducted at the residence.  on Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev Carl price, pastor of First Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Philos cemetery at Westernport.
Cumberland Evening Times, 13 March 1958 
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009

 

GROVES, Mrs. Ethel Frances Friend

Terra Alta, WV, Feb 9-Mrs. Ethel Frances Groves, 53, died Sunday at Monongalia County Hospital at Morgantown. Surviving are her husband, Parley Groves, three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Hess, Morgantown; Mrs. Josephine Montgomery, Bluefield; Mrs. Gertrude Moore, Terra Alta; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Teets, Bluefield; Mrs. Ida Taylor, Terra Alta; Mrs. Jennie Boyer, Cranesville, and one brother, Samuel Friend of Terra Alta. She was a member of the Methodist church, past chief of Rose Temple, No. 7, Pythian Sisters, and secretary of the Woodmen Circle. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. A. S. Wolfe, officiating. Interment will be in Terra Alta Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times Feb 9, 1937
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 31, 2009

 

GROVES, Mrs. Grace Pearl Zimmerly

Mrs. Grace Pearl Groves, 83, of 617 Elm Street, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. A lifelong resident of Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Samantha (Zimeral) Zimmerly. Her husband, Harry Edward Groves, preceded her in death in 1942. Mrs. Groves was a member of the Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are four sons, Vernon W. Groves, this city; Earl W. Groves, Bedford Road; Ralph E. Groves, city, and Gerald E. Groves, Eastwood, Ky.; four daughters, Mrs. Charles J. Hansrote Sr. and Mrs. Violet Conrad Evans, both of this city; Mrs. Paul Light, Bedford Road, and Mrs. Shirley Swan Boden, city; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Sp. 4 Edward Stephen Koch, who was killed October 19 in Vietnam, was a great-grandson. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Rev. John S. Park will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, November 23, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012


GROVES, Harry Edward

Funeral services for Harry E. Groves were held Tuesday with the Rev. Lawrence P. Landrigan, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiating. Burial was made in Mt. Hermon cemetery. Mr. Groves died of a heart attack aboard his train on Saturday, July 18. He is survived by his wife, Grace (Zimmerly) Groves and five sons: Albert, Vernon, Earl, Ralph and Gerald; four daughters, Hazel Groves Hansrote, Violet Groves Conrad, of this city, and Grace and Shirley, at home; five grandchildren, Mary Paige, Barbara, Earl Groves; Chas. Hansrote, Jr., and Charity Ruth Conrad; one brother, J. W. Groves, and an uncle, Henry E. Topp. He was an honorary member of B. of R. T. No. 267. His active pallbearers were members of that organization: E. D. Burner, Lee Graham, R. Arve, L. M. Leraw, W. F. Arenz and W. G. Lee; honorary pallbearers were Patrick Coyle of Cumberland and J. E. Sullivan of
Keyser.

The Cumberland Evening Times, July 23, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012

 

GROVES, James

James Groves, 76, native of Lonaconing and a retired farmer, died last Thursday of a heart attack at Chambersburg, Pa., two days after the death of his wife, Mrs. Alice Groves, 66.  Mr. Groves was buried in Chambersburg Saturday following services at the Barber Funeral Home in that city. Mr. Groves was son of the late Robert and Catherine (Dye) Groves.  He was a resident of Lonaconing until 22 years ago, when he moved to Chambersburg.  His first wife, Mrs. Clystia Groves, died in 1922.  Surviving are four children by his first marriage, John Groves of Baltimore; and Alexander Groves of Lonaconing; Mrs. William Shuck, of Lonaconing; and Mrs. Rudy Agnes of Canton, Ohio.  Three brothers, John, George and Andrew Groves, all of Lonaconing.
Cumberland Evening Times, 15 April 1946:
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted October 17, 2009

 

GROVES, James Alford

James Alford Groves, 75, of 437 North Centre Street, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two days. A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late John R. and Emma (Beeman) Groves.  His wife, Ruth V. Groves, died Dec 10, 1969. Mr. Groves owned and operated Groves' Confectionery Store on North Centre Street.  He was a member of Cumberland Avenue 245 PO Eagles. Survivors include two son, Franklin A. Groves, Buffalo Mills, Pa., and John R. Groves, this city; two brothers, Robert (Lefty) Groves, Norwalk, Ohio and Dewey Groves, Lonaconing, two sisters, Mrs. Mary  Connors, Ambridge, Pa., and Mrs. Bessie Peterson, Dunbar, W.Va; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Silcox-Merrill Funeral Residence where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1  p.m. by Rev. Warren W. Watts, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Thomas, James and Robert Groves and David, Victor, and Frank Meyers.
The Cumberland News, Friday, 13 Feb 1970
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted October 17, 2009

GROVES, Mrs. Jessie Friend

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Jessie F. Groves, 78, Star Route, here, died yesterday at the Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, following a lingering illness.  Born in Friendsville, she was a daughter of the late Joab J. and Diana (Taylor) Friend.  Mrs. Groves was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Leisenring, Pa.  Surviving are her husband, F. Dailey Groves; two brothers: Clarence Friend, Alliston, Pa., and Allen Friend, Denbo, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Donald Matthews will officiate. Interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Friday, October 21, 1977; page 15.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 1, 2014

GROVES, John R.

John R. Groves, Baltimore, died Saturday at his home there. Survivors include his widow, Lucy A. (Beeman) Groves; two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Lee and Mrs. Jesse Benfield; a son, P.E. Groves; a sister, Mrs. Lily Shook; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford, where friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m.  Interment will be in Moraland Memorial Park.

The Cumberland News, Sept 22, 1970
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009

 

GROVES, John William

John William Groves, 80, of 226 Rear, Harrison Street, a member of the Maryland State Board of Barber Examiners for 20 years and its president for four years, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been admitted five days ago. He had been in ill health for three years. Mr. Groves had served many terms as president of Cumberland Local 314, Barbers Union, and was also active in local labor circles. During the last term of Gov. J. Millard Tawes, Mr. Groves served as president of the state board. He was born in Cumberland June 24, 1889, a son of the late Harry R. and Lucy Agnes (Topp). He is survived by one son, Robert William Groves, this city. Mr. Groves was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; Cumberland Council 586, Knights of Columbus; Chief Justice Taney General Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and Cumberland Aerie 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles. The body is at the Scarpelli funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a. m. in St. Mary's Church and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Eagles will conduct a service today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The St. Mary's Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland News, August 26, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012

GROVES, Mrs. Juanita Mae Burns

Mrs. Juanita Mae Groves, 40, wife of Vernon W. Groves, 617 Elm Street, died yesterday at her home after an illness of several months. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of Callie H. and Ella (Jones) Burns. Mrs. Groves was a member of Kingsley Methodist Church. Surviving, besides her parents and husband, are a son, Vernon R. Groves, at home; three brothers, Andrew and Franklin Burns, both of this city, and Clifton Burns, Baltimore, and a sister, Mrs. Wilhelmina Cantone, this city. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 3, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012

 

GROVES, Mrs. Lucretia Wiley

Frostburg - Mrs. Lucretia (Wiley) Groves, 82, died Sunday at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit. She was a native of Grantsville, and a former resident of here. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Hildreth, Detroit, with whom she resided; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ethel Freal, here; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildrenp[sic] and four stepgreat-grandchildren[sic]. The body is at the Hafer Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. Hartley L. Wigfield will officiate and burial will follow in New Germany Cemetery.
Tuesday, 30 June 1970; Cumberland News, pg 6.
(courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed ~Genie)
Posted January 15, 2011

 

GROVES, Parley W.
 
Parley W. Groves, 77, of Terra Alta, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in a Rochester, Ind. hospital. Born June 21, 1880 in Terra Alta, he was a son of the late William and Sarah Elizabeth Nine Groves. His wife the late Ethel Frances Friend Groves, died Feb. 7, 1937. He was a member of Terra Alta Lodge 1395 of the Loyal Order of Moose. Survivors include three dauhters, Mrs. Gertrude Moon of Terra Alta, Mrs. Pauline Crist of Rochester and Mrs. Josephine Montgomery of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Fike-Watson Funeral Home. Arrangements for services are incomplete.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia; May 18, 1958; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)

Posted May 31, 2013

 

GROVES, Philander Edison

Philander Edison Groves, 73, Washington, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2003.  He was born Dec. 7, 1929, at Lonaconing, Md., the son of John Robert Groves and his wife Lucy, nee Beeman. Mr. Groves was a supervisor with the Salvation Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Groves, nee Hall; his parents; and one sister, Marguerite Lee. Mr. Groves is survived by three daughters, Yvonne Liotti and husband Danny, Nancy VanNest, and Rhonda Sistrunk and husband Steve; one son, Robert Groves and wife Karen; six grandchildren; one sister, Edna Benfield; other relatives and many friends. Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.
Emissourian.com, Thursday, March 6, 2003. 
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009

GROVES, Mrs. Roberta Dawson

Westernport, Md., Feb. 25 - Mrs. Roberta Groves, wife of Mr. Dennis Groves, died Monday night at 11 o'clock, aged 35 years. The deceased was the oldest daughter of Arnold Dawson and was born at Barton, this county, in 1878.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010

 

GROVES, Mrs. Samantha Teets

Mountain Lake Park, Dec. 7 - Mrs. Samantha Teets Groves, 69 widow of the late Chauncey K. Groves, died at her home here Saturday afternoon. She was born in Preston county, W. Va., a daughter of the late Martin L. and Jane Teets, and is survived by ten children:  C. Bruce Groves, Mt. Lake Park; M. Luther Groves, Swanton; H. Bliss Groves, and Martha F. Groves, at home; Mrs. Jessie Ankrom, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Elwood S. Groves, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Evelyn Householder, Brownsville, Pa.; Harwood K. Groves, Washington, D.C.; E. Orton Groves, Mt. Lake Park; Fred E. Groves, Washington, D. C.; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held from the Oak Grove church near Terra Alta, W. Va., today in charge of REv. Reece Burns. Interment was in the Church cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; December 7, 1943; page 14
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 7, 2012

 

GROVES, Thomas

GRANT COUNTY, Press (Petersburg) of 27th - Thomas Groves, aged 16 years, died last Thursday, at his home near Maysville, of pneumonia.
Keyser Tribune, March 2, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010

GROVES, Willard A. (abridged)
 
Willard A. Groves, 80, of Kingwood, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Preston Memorial Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Kingwood, the son of the late Alva Nicholas and Hazel Edna Loraw Groves. Willard served as a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army (1951-1952), stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. He then traveled home, where he worked as an agent for Equitable Life Insurance American General, for 37 years before his retirement, and became a familiar face to many Prestonians. He was a founding member of Kingwood Church of the Nazarene and an active member of the Kingwood Kiwanis. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Viola "Toots" Bishop Groves; his brother, Willis Gene Groves; his four sons, Michael A. & wife Melissa, Bradley J. & wife Sherry, Jeffery B. & fiancee Laura Bookout, B. Scott & wife Jody; his daughter, Lori A.; six grandchildren, Megan, Michele, Matt, Ryan, Tyler and Lindsay; and a step granddaughter, Nicole Willard Groves. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dortha (Groves) Bayles; and an infant granddaughter, Kayla. The family wishes to thank the staff of Heartland of Preston County and Preston Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care. Family and friends may call at Browning Funeral . Home, Kingwood, from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 6¬9 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, July 27, Mr. Groves will be moved to the Kingwood Church of the Nazarene to lie in repose from 12 noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour with Rev. Jerry Bush and Rev. Matt Llewellyn officiating. Interment will follow at Sugar Valley Cemetery, Valley Point community, Albright. Memorial donations may be made to: Heartland of Preston County, Circle of Care Auxiliary, 300 Miller Road, Kingwood, WV 26537 or Kingwood Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, Wellesley Street, Kingwood, WV26537. Condolences: browningfuneralhome.net
The Dominion Post; Morgantontown, Monongalia Co, WV; July 25, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 26, 2012

 

GROVES, William O. 

William O. Groves, 57, of Tunnelton, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Baltimore/Washington Hospital, in Annapolis, MD. He was born November 14, 1952, in Preston County, a son of the late Wilford and Mona Crowder Groves. He was a tree trimmer for Asplundh Tree Service and enjoyed listening to country music. He is survived by three daughters, Tanya Molisee and her companion, Alfred Poling, Billie Groves and Tammy Groves, all of Tunnelton; three brothers, Thomas Groves, of Friendsville, MD, Kenneth Groves, of Terra Alta and Larry Groves; two sisters, Katherine Prout and Elizabeth Koontz; and three grandchildren; and his former wife, Icie Groves, of Tunnelton. Cremation services were provided by Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the family may be sent to P.O. Box 40, Kingwood, WV 26537-0040.
Preston County Journal, Kingwood, WV; June 23, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted July 7, 2010

 

GROWLY,  Mrs. Annie S. Humberston
 
Mrs. Annie Growley, 86, of 806 Sylvan avenue, widow of William Growley, died early this morning in Memorial Hospital where she was admitted last night.  She had a been in ill health several years. A native of Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Bakeman)[sic, Marietta Bateman] Humbertson.  She had resided in Cumberland 45 years.  Mrs. Growley was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church. Surviving are three brothers, Yeagle Humbertson, this city;  Ellsworth, of Artemas, Pa., and Jerome, of Eckart. The body will remain at the Kight Funeral Home where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. J. Fred Zimmerman, pastor of First Congregational church, Frostburg, officiating.  Interment will be in Greenmount cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times  Friday, September 21, 1945  Pg. 7
(Courtesy of Don Wendroth)

Posted March 29, 2013  

GRUBB, Mrs. Harry K. Grubb

Parsons, W,. Va., Dec. 19 — Mrs. Anna Few, of Parsons, received word of the death of Mrs. Harry K. Grubb,  of Indianopolis, Ind., a former, resident of Parsons, when her husband was superintendent of the  Armour Leather Company of Parsons.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009

 

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