Fred Grover

2 February 1855–1902 (Age 46)
Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Fred

When Fred Grover was born on 2 February 1855, in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Grover, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Butler, was 22. He married Janet Bromley Kirkwood on 23 June 1879, in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1902, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Fred Grover
Janet Bromley Kirkwood
Marriage: 23 June 1879
Agnes Cecelia Grover
James Grover
Sarah Elizabeth Grover
Alan Frederick Grover

Spouse and Children

23 June 1879
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (2)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 25

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 North German: occupational name for a ditch or grave digger, from Middle Low German grove ‘hollow’, ‘grave’.2 Americanized form of German and Swiss Gruber .3 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove, a variant of Grove 1 + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Grover in household of James Grover, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Fred Grover, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Frederick Grover in the 1861 England Census

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