Mary P Waite

29 March 1880–19 January 1973 (Age 92)
Attica, Lapeer, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary P

When Mary P Waite was born on 29 March 1880, in Attica, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, her father, Richard Waite, was 30 and her mother, Almira Van Slack, was 29. She married Charles Francis Groover on 29 February 1908, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. She lived in Brandon Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 19 January 1973, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Oxford, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Francis Groover
Mary P Waite
Marriage: 29 February 1908

Spouse and Children

    Charles Francis Groover



29 February 1908
Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Waite


    Almira Van Slack






    Flora Jennie Waite


    Almira Wait


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 1

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 26

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (of Germanic origin; compare Wachter ), or from the same word in its original abstract/collective sense, ‘the watch’. There may also have been some late confusion with White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Waite Trim in entry for William H Trim, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Mary P Groover in household of Charles F Groover, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary P Groover in household of Hammond Perry, "United States Census, 1920"

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