Florabelle Grover

1857–1936 (Age 79)
Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, United States

The Life of Florabelle

When Florabelle Grover was born on 31 January 1857, in Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, United States, her father, Woodbury Stephen Grover, was 26 and her mother, Angelina Potter, was 19. She married DeWilton Fayette Blyton on 20 December 1873. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Dallas, Barron, Wisconsin, United States for about 25 years and Wilson, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died on 6 February 1936, in Rice Lake, Barron, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ridgeland, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Florabelle Grover
DeWilton Fayette Blyton
Marriage: 20 December 1873
Otis Manly Blyton
Emilly Blyton
Angie Etta Blyton
DeWilt W. Blighton
Oscar Douglas Blyton
Delbert A. ( Dell) Blyton
Raymond Blyton
Thomas William Blyton
Mildred Blyton

Spouse & Children

20 December 1873


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 10

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Flora A Grover in household of Woodbury S Grover, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Flora Grover in household of Wm S Grover, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Flora B Blyton in household of Dewilteer F Blyton, "United States Census, 1920"

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