Roy Grove

13 April 1876–10 August 1969 (Age 93)
Columbia, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Roy

When Roy Grove was born on 13 April 1876, in Columbia, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Alexander Grove, was 21 and his mother, Louisa Jane Richards, was 16. He married Bertha Kenney on 20 October 1900, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Allerton, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Escondido Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. He died on 10 August 1969, in Escondido, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Grove
Bertha Kenney
Marriage: 20 October 1900
Jennie Marie Grove
Lucy Viola Grove
Mary Ann Grove
Lillie Fern Grove
William Allen Grove
Robert Roy Grove
John Thomas Grove
Clifford Eugene Grove

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1900Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 5
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 8
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 25
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove or thicket, from Middle English grove, Old English grāf, or a habitational name from any of various places so named.English (of French Huguenot origin): Anglicized form of French Le Groux (see Groux ) or Le Greux.German: northern variant of Grob .

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

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    Sources (41)

    • Roy Grove in entry for William Allen Grove, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Roy Grove, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Roy Grove in entry for Clifford Eugene Grove, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"

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