Grover Ross Mackley

23 January 1916–13 April 1980 (Age 64)
Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Grover Ross

When Grover Ross Mackley was born on 23 January 1916, in Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States, his father, Ralph John Mackley, was 31 and his mother, Rose Louise Henke, was 23. He married Mary Scowcroft on 11 January 1939, in Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 13 April 1980, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Grover Ross Mackley
Mary Scowcroft
Marriage: 11 January 1939

Spouse and Children

11 January 1939
Weber, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Ralph John Mackley





World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 4

Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Mackley in Derbyshire, which may have been named in Old English as ‘Macca's forest’, from an unattested personal name + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, ‘glade’.2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Donnshleibhe ‘son of Donnshleibhe’, a personal name literally meaning ‘brown hill’.3 Probably also an Americanized form of German Mä(g)gli ( see Magley ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grover R Mackley in household of Ralph J Mackley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grover Mackley in household of Richard E Henke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grover Mackley in household of Richard E Henke, "United States Census, 1940"

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