James M. Grooms

10 May 1844–1929 (Age 84)
Cumberland Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James M.

When James M. Grooms was born on 10 May 1844, in Cumberland Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John K. Grooms, was 35 and his mother, Anzella Christopher, was 38. He married Sarah Johnston on 24 October 1867, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1895. He registered for military service in 1863. He died in 1929, in Polk Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Chisman Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James M. Grooms
1844–1929
Sarah Johnston
1843–1932
Marriage: 24 October 1867
Newton Grooms
1868–1945
Alvira Grooms
1871–1926
Della Grooms
1873–1957
Albert Grooms
1877–1898
Winifred Grooms
1880–1971

Spouse and Children

    Male1844–1929Male

    Sarah Johnston

    Female1843–1932Female

MARRIAGE
24 October 1867
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
children

(5)

    Male1868–1945Male

    Alvira Grooms

    Female1871–1926Female

    Female1873–1957Female

    Albert Grooms

    Male1877–1898Male

    Female1880–1971Female

Parents and Siblings

    John K. Grooms

    Male1808–1856Male

    Anzella Christopher

    Female1806–1890Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1831–1897Male

    Elizabeth Jane Grooms

    Female1832–1921Female

    John B. Grooms

    Male1834–1914Male

    William Wallace Grooms

    Male1837–1907Male

    Alfred Orferd Grooms

    Male1838–1910Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 7

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 23

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Groom .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Grooms, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • James Grooms, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • James Grooms, "United States Census, 1880"

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