Melvin Phillip Grover

7 May 1927–2015 (Age 87)
Lone Grove

The Life of Melvin Phillip

When Melvin Phillip Grover was born on 7 May 1927, his father, William Philip Grover, was 25 and his mother, Lynne Ola Simpson, was 14. He died in 2015, in Lone Grove, Carter, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

William Philip Grover
1902–1961
Lynne Ola Simpson
1913–
Valree Louise Grover
1924–2012
Melvin Phillip Grover
1927–2015
Lara Louvene Grover
1932–2010

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 14

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1950

Age 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 North German: occupational name for a ditch or grave digger, from Middle Low German grove ‘hollow’, ‘grave’.2 Americanized form of German and Swiss Gruber .3 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove, a variant of Grove 1 + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

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