John Grover

1827–19 May 1882 (Age 55)
Burghfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Grover was born in 1827, in Burghfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Grover, was 38 and his mother, Maria Chamberlain, was 32. He married Lucy Allen in 1853, in Reading, Berkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 19 May 1882, in Shinfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 55, and was buried in Shinfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Grover
Lucy Allen
Marriage: 1853
William Edward Grover
John Grover
Edward Grover
Edmund Grover
Lucy Amelia Grover

Spouse and Children

Reading, Berkshire, England


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 3

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 6

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 16

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Grover, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Groves, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Groves in entry for William Groves, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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