Grove L Holbrook

MaleNovember 1874–

Brief Life History of Grove L

When Grove L Holbrook was born in November 1874, in New York, United States, his father, Henry L. Holbrook, was 37 and his mother, Martha Davidson, was 37. He married Ella Elizabeth Potter on 7 June 1897, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. He lived in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1900.

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Grove L Holbrook
1874–
Ella Elizabeth Potter
1880–1948
Marriage: 7 June 1897

Sources (5)

  • Grove L Holbrook in household of Henry L Holbrook, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Grove L. Holbrook, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Guire L Holbrook in household of Henry L Holbrook, "United States Census, 1880"

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  • Marriage
    7 June 1897Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 5

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 32

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + brōc ‘brook, stream’, such as Holbrook (Derbyshire, Dorset, Suffolk) and Howbrook in Wortley (Yorkshire).

    Americanized form of North German Halbrock (or some like-sounding surname), a cognate of 1 above.

    History: This name was first taken to America by the brothers Thomas and John Holbrook, who emigrated to MA in the 17th century; their line can be traced back to Dundry, Somerset, England, in the first half of the 16th century. Other English bearers who started early lines of descent in the New World are Joseph Ho(u)lbrook of Warrington, Lancashire, who emigrated to MD as an indentured servant in the later 17th century; Randolph Holbrook, who was in VA in the 1720s but later returned to Nantwich, Cheshire; and Rev. John Holbrook, who emigrated from Handbury, Staffordshire, to NJ c. 1723.

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

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