Hyrum Groesbeck

19 July 1854–23 March 1915 (Age 60)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Hyrum

When Hyrum Groesbeck was born on 19 July 1854, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Nicholas Groesbeck, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Thompson, was 33. He married Anna Elizabeth Maycock on 28 February 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 23 March 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Groesbeck
Anna Elizabeth Maycock
Marriage: 28 February 1878
Hyrum J Groesbeck Jr
Leslie Harmon Groesbeck
Ethel Elizabeth Groesbeck
George Maycock Groesbeck
Roy Groesbeck
Nicholas Mac Groesbeck

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 2
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: habitational name from Groesbeek, south of Nijmegen.History: The name is recorded in Beverwyck in New Netherland (now Albany, NY)in the mid 17th century.

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

    Story Highlight

    A Desert in my Soul (Written a few weeks before my father’s death in 2009.)

    Isaiah 32:1-2 1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. 2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of wat …

    Sources (42)

    • Hyrum Groesbeck in entry for Groesbeck, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Hyrum Groesbeck, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Hyrum Groesbeck in entry for Hyrum Jr. Groesbeck, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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