Benjamin Franklin Grouard

Male4 January 1819–18 March 1894

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Grouard was born on 4 January 1819, in North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Francis Grouard, was 24 and his mother, Sophronia Sanborn, was 16. He married Caroline Mode on 30 May 1839, in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 18 March 1894, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Grouard
Louisa Maria Hardy
Marriage: 25 January 1853
Ella Frances Grouard
Charles Edwin Grouard
Francis H Grouard
Josephine M. Grouard
Hope Evelyn Grouard
Charlotte Isabel Grouard

Sources (29)

  • B. F. Grouard in entry for Charles E. Grouard, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Benjamin F Gromard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benj Gronard, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


    Age 1

    Santa Ana Cemetery Also known as Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery LOCATION 1919 East Santa Clara Avenue Santa Ana, Orange County, California, 92705 USA PHONE 714-953-2959 WEBSITE MEMORIALS 25,760 added (75% photographed)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 20

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Andre, Lucien, Emile, Fernand, Jacques, Marcel, Maxime, Adelard, Adrien, Camille, Chanel.

    French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Ger(o)ward, composed of the elements gēr ‘spear, lance’ and ward ‘guard’. Compare Gerrior and Giroir .

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

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