Samuel Grover Coltharp

9 August 1890–12 January 1976 (Age 85)
Weakley, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Samuel Grover

When Samuel Grover Coltharp was born on 9 August 1890, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Griffith Coltharp, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Frances Barton, was 25. He married Mary Louise Flynn on 4 August 1940, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 12 January 1976, in Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Grover Coltharp
Mary Louise Flynn
Marriage: 4 August 1940
Michael Grover Coltharp

Spouse and Children

4 August 1940
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States


    Michael Grover Coltharp


Parents and Siblings

    William Griffith Coltharp


    Sarah Frances Barton




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Colthorpe, an English habitational name from a lost or unidentified place possibly named with Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘settlement’.

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

Story Highlight


My parents had pug dogs throughout my life, Little Bit and Cheng pictured here. I remember playing with them and teasing my younger siblings with them. I wish that I had some more pictures of them. I …

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Grover Coltharp, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Crown Caltharp in household of Meir Caltharp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Grover Coltharp in household of W G Coltharp, "United States Census, 1910"

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