Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

William Y. Grove , 9 South 50 West

Homer proved up two quarters in section 2, 3 and 10, 8S 49W in 1914.

Possibly the H. E. Grove in 1920 Thomas County, Kansas, 48, Ohio, with Mary 45, Jacob A. 22, Charlotte 19, Samuel M. 17,. Ruth N. 15, Edna K. 13, Wiulliam T. 11, Mary E. 9 all born in Ohio. Homer E. 4 was born in Kansas.
Frank S. Grove and Mary A. 24 Illinois are married. Homer 59, Mary 56, William 22 and Homer 14 are in Coos Bay, Oregon in 1930.
Mary died Nov 30, 1943 in Coos. Homer died August 14 1946 in Coos.

"Opal G. Grove passed away on October 3, 2013 in Vancouver, Washington. Opal was born on July 15, 1923 in Priest River, Idaho to James and Helen Miller. She moved to Coos Bay, Oregon when young and graduated from high school there. She was married to Homer E. Grove on July 24, 1941 in Coquille, Oregon.
She lived and raised four children in that area. After Homer passed away in 1958, she came to Portland to St. Johns and had lived in this area since. She worked as an electronics assembler for the Coda Phone Company in Portland until her retirement in 1985. She moved to Ridgefield, Washington in 2008. Opal is survived by her daughters, Edna Nelsen and Judy Ramos and 6 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Homer and sons Donald and Robert Grove. At her request services will be private. "

Charlotte married a Dhority, and she and Samuel Grove stayed in Kanss, buried in Greeley County.


In 1880 Norton County, Kansas, Abraham Grove is 23, Elnora 20, wtih son O.E. ten months old.
In 1900 Norton County, Oscar, born July 1879 in Illinois, is a nephew of Jacob Groves.
CONARTY, Flora M. married 4 Jul 1917 in Decatur County, Kansas a groom named Oscar L. Grove
Oscar Lee Grove registered for WWI in Norton, Kansas, born July 18, 1879, farming by himself - nearest relative Flora Grove of Norton.
In 1930 Norton County, "Oscer", born about 1880 in Illinois, is married to Flora M. 61 Illinois. Grandson Donald Conarty, 14, born in Kansas, is with them. (" Donald appears to have married Martha Femming who was born 1 Dec 1916 in Densmore, Kansas. Donald Conarty dies in Guam.")

Oscar Grove 1880-1948 is buried in Norton # 49478182. So is Flora 1868-1952 # 49478175.

ChapK wrote in 2010 " Everett and Lillan Conarty worked in a barber shop according to the 1930 census of Flager, Kit Carson Co., CO. I am interested because Everett's mother was Flora Conarty from KS. Flora was the daughter of George and Eliza Chapman and George was the brother of my ggrandfather."
"The 1900 KS census taken in Belle Plaine, Norton, KS has John Conarty 28 (Sept 1871 in IL) mar.for 9 yrs farmer; Flora 31 (Dec 1868 in IL) mar. for 9 yrs, 2 children/2 living; Edna 7 (Sept 1892 in KS) and Evert 5 (Sept 1894 in KS). Everett Conarty to MARY Ellen BOLING that took place on 16 June 1915 in Norton co., KS. "

Oscar L. Grove cash-claimed a quarter in 7, 8S 51 W in 1908.
In 1940 Norton County, Kansas, Oscar L. Grove is 55, born in Illinois, with Margaret 55, Kansas, farming. On the same page is Calvin H. Grove 59, ansas, with sister Kittie M. Grove 58, Kansas, farming.


In 1900 Cherokee County, Kansas, Frank Grove is 42, Aurora 37, with Mable A. 19, William Y., 17, Lloyd B. 11, Harry C. 7, and Lee F. eleven months.
Franklin Shepard Grove 1857-1914 is buried in Linn County, Kansas # 29474688, with Aurora Bina (Baker) Grove.

In 1910 Seibert precinct, William Grove 27, born in Kansas, married two years to Roxie, 24,5, born in Missouri. She's had one child, none living.
January 3, 1910 Iola Kansas "Mr. and Mrs. Will Grove, who have been visiting with Mr. Grove's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grove, for some time, returned yesterday to their home in Parker, Kansas."
William Y. Grove proved up a quarter in 29, 9S 50W in 1914.
In 1930 Benton County, Arkansas, William Y. "Groves" is a carpenter, 46, Roxie L. 45, Pauline F. 19, Kansas S. Katherine 18, Colorado, and Madge A. 11, Colorado. Iola Kansas 1938 "Mr. and Mrs. Bill Grove and daughter Madge of Siloam Springs, Ark., visited with Mr. and Mrs. Amos Remsberg and family, and Mrs. A. B. Grove here during the week-end. They all visited Monday at Parker, Kas."
Iola Kansas 1944 "Mrs. W. Y. Grove and daughters, Miss Madge Grove and Mrs. Fred McKinney and Sally Karen, Siloam Springs, Ark., spent the week-end with Mrs. A. B. Grove and Mrs. Amos Remsberg and family."

William Y Grove 1883-1947 # 72083927 and Roxie L. 1884-1965 are buried in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. So is Pauline Fahe Grove 1911-1997 # 72084021.

October 26, 1997 "Siloam Springs, Ark. -- Pauline Grove, 86, retired from Spartan Aircraft, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church. Wasson."

Madge A. Grove of Siloam Springs, married Stuart R. Schimpf of Kansas City June 15, 1944 in Benton County, Arkansas.
1951 Rogers Arkansas " The Rev. Stuart H. Schimpf, pastor of John Brown University Cathedral at Siloam Springs, filled the pulpit of Ihe First Presbyterian Church in Rogers Sunday morning in the absence of the Rev. Alfred J. Gerclei, who is on vacation. Mr. Schimpf was accompanied by his wife and daughter."

April 7, 1999 "Siloam Springs, Ark. -- Madge A. Schimpf, 80, librarian and homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church. Wasson. "

Kathleen McKinney of Siloam Springs died April 6, 2006, at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab. She was born May 15, 1912, in Flagler, Colo., to William Y. and Roxie Davis Grove. She moved to Siloam Springs in 1926. She attended John Brown University and was office manager for the United Telephone Co. in Siloam Springs for eight years and also worked for the Herald-Leader newspaper from 1960 to 1972. She was a charter member of Koinonia Study Club and had been active in the PTA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women and the Women's Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred McKinney, in 1982.
Survivors include one daughter, Sally Hensley and husband Harry of Siloam Springs; one son, William Grove McKinney and wife Bert of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren, including Jeff Evans of Siloam Springs and Grant Evans of Rogers; eight great-grandchildren, including Candice and Brandon Evans of Siloam Springs and Sean and Jacob Evans of Rogers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Siloam Springs with Dr. David Bush officiating. Bural will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Webb, Randy Peck, Scott Richer, Jeff McAdams, Lee Gnagey, Donald McKinney, Steve McKinney, Clay McKinney and Bob McKinney. Pallbearers will be Jeff and Grant Evans, Brett Brevoort, Chad McKinney, Nelson Giordano and Harry Hensley. "

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