Florence Katherine Grom

23 September 1908–6 September 1994 (Age 86)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Florence Katherine

When Florence Katherine Grom was born on 23 September 1908, in Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew Grom, was 43 and her mother, Ellen F Daly, was 40. She married Alfred Henry Botterman about 1928. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rural Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Elk Grove Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 6 September 1994, in Arlington Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Dundee Township East Cemetery, Dundee Township, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Henry Botterman
Florence Katherine Grom
Marriage: about 1928
Robert Alfred Botterman
Robert Alfred Botterman
Dianne Elinor Botterman

Spouse and Children

about 1928


    Robert Alfred Botterman



    Dianne Elinor Botterman


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Grom


    Ellen F Daly






    Andrew M Grom


    William T Grom


    Walter P Grom


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 11

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Polish and Slovenian: nickname for a noisy or obstreperous person, from grom ‘thunder’, ‘crashing’, ‘loud noise’. This name is also found in Germanspeaking countries.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Botterman in household of Alfred Botterman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Botterman in household of Alfred Botterman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Grow in household of Andrew Grom, "United States Census, 1920"

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