Claire R Groves

12 December 1900–1995 (Age 94)
Stanhope, Hamilton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Claire R

When Claire R Groves was born on 12 December 1900, in Stanhope, Hamilton, Iowa, United States, her father, Jackson Leslie Groves, was 31 and her mother, Sarah H Branch, was 27. She married Archie Raymond Peterson on 17 August 1921, in Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Hamilton Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Clear Lake Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1995, at the age of 95, and was buried in Stanhope, Hamilton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Archie Raymond Peterson
Claire R Groves
Marriage: 17 August 1921
Maynard Dewayne Peterson
Doris Jean Peterson
Norma Jean Peterson

Spouse and Children

17 August 1921
Hamilton, Iowa, United States


    Maynard Dewayne Peterson


    Doris Jean Peterson


    Norma Jean Peterson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 26

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Grove 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Claire Groves in household of Jackson L Groves, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Claire Peterson in household of Archie Peterson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Clare Groves in household of Jackson L Groves, "United States Census, 1910"

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