Herman Peter Groves, Wilber A. Groves, 9 North 48 West

In 1880 Marion County, Iowa, Thomas Groves is 46, Margret 41, Leander 20, Wilber 16, Samuel B. 14, Sarah M. 11, Francis 8, M.E. 6, Herman 4,and Hiram 4. William is three months.

Cora A. Lyman married Franc M. Groves April 7, 1901, recorded in Phillips County.

Cora Groves, formerly Cora Lyman, proved up a quarter in 34, 9N 48W in 1906.
Apr. 3, 1921 Clovis Curry County New Mexico, USA
On Sunday morning our friend and neighbor, Mrs. F. M. Groves, went to sleep. She was sick ten days of typhoid fever and the illness was made fatal by weak heart action. All the loving hands, trained nursing, and medical skill could do failed. Then added to the sorrow of ten days before this, the death of mother, which is the saddest known thing. Mrs. Groves was 44 years old, a loving, faithful wife and mother, a consecrated Christian. Her funeral services were held in the school auditorium at Ranchvale on Monday afternoon by Bros. Hatfield and Freeman, and burial followed in the Clovis cemetery. She was laid to rest by the grave of her son, Sam, who preceded her ten days. A large procession of relatives and friends followed her to her last earthly home.

1955 Haxtun "Frank M. Groves, uncle of Blanche Groves, passed away in California. He was a brother-in-law of Ben Lyman at Dailey."
Francis Martin Groves 1871-1955 died in Sacramento, California, per # 32600615,
In 1910 Logan County, Herman is 35, a hired man for Elmer and Ida Weck.

Herman proved up a quarter in 15, 9N 48W in 1917.
He's with brother Wilber in 1920, and in 1930 is living with nephew Clarence W. 20, niece Nellie 18, niece Blanche M. 36, and niece Bertha Cleramy, 23.
Herman 1876-1935 is buried in Haxtun " H.P. Groves, a resident of this community for more than thirty years, passed away at his home in Haxtun Wednesday evening, July 3. Mr. Groves had enjoyed good health until a few months ago, and was stricken with a serious illness last month that caused his death. Born at Durham, Iowa, Mr. Groves came to Colorado in 1902, and homesteaded ten miles north of Haxtun. He retired from the farm a number of years ago, and moved to town. Following the death of his brother, Wilbur, he made a home for his niece**, Blanche Groves and Maxine Law. The obituary read at the funeral is as follows: Again are we reminded of the frailty of man in his earthly habitation and of the certainty of death. The summons comes, and we answer the call, even tho the charge committed to us seems unfinished. We now behold the messenger of death claiming as its toll one whose life had not reached the allotted span, but He who doeth all things well has seen fit to call him from the activities of life and we bow to the inevitable Herman Peter Groves was born at Durham, Iowa, May 1, 1876, and died at Haxtun, Colorado, July 3, 1935, at the age of 59 years, 2 months and two days. In early life he was converted and united with the Baptist church in the communion of which he remained until called to the Church Triumphant. Mr. Groves was a member of the*** and retiring disposition, always cheerful even under the hand of affliction and sorrow. The sunny side of life was reflected to those about him in the home or in ordinary walks of life. A kind brother, a thoughtful friend and neighbor, and one who will be greatly missed by the large circle of relatives and acquaintances who were privileged to know him. Mr. Groves was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, holding his membership in the lodge of Knoxville, Iowa. He leaves to mourn his departure, six brothers: Leander I., of Clovis, New Mexico; Samuel B. of Des Moines, Iowa; Frank M. of Clovis, New Mexico; his twin brother, Hiram, of Des Moines, Iowa; Wallace K. of Kansas City, Missouri; Quint V. of Des Moines; two sisters, Mrs. Musetta E. Redding, Fort Lupton, Colorado and Iva A. Groves Sell, of Grand Junction, Colorado. Also many nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends and acquaintances."


Martha Wilber is in Ringgold County, Iowa in 1880, age 12, with parents John T. and Margret J. Wilber.

In 1900 Ringgold County, Iowa, Wilber born Nov 1862 is married 9 years to Martha Aug 1867. She's had four kids, three living. Margaretta Aug 1893, Ralph F. May 1892, and Raymond W. June 1895. Brother Frank May 1872 is working on thieri farm. All were born in Iowa.

Wilber proved up a quarter in 15, 9N 48W in 1910.
In 1910 Logan County, Wilber 45, Martha 42, Blanche 16, Ray 14, Elma 11, Howard 8, - all born in Iowa. Hazel 6, Herman 3, and Bertha 2 were born in Colorado.
In 1920 Logan County, Wilber, Blanche M., Raymond W., Elma O., Howard T., Hazel M.m, Herman C. 13, Bertha A. 12, Clarence W. 9, and Nellie F. 8. Brother Herman T. 43 is with them.
Wilber Andrew Groves - 1863-1929 is buried in Haxtun, # #4493689. with Martha W. (Wilber) Groves 1867-1930.

1929 "Wilber A. Groves, 65, passed away in the Pumpkinvine community. He had lived in the Haxtun area since 1902."


"Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, 14 May 1964
Clarence W. Groves, 64, a native of Haxtun, died Saturday evening, May 9, at the Logan County hospital in Sterling following a two-week illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Haxtun Methodist church and interment was at the Haxtun cemetery. Officiating ministers were Rev. William O. Risinger and Rev. William Beene.
Mr. Groves, son of Wilbur and Martha Groves, was born in Haxtun on April 18, 1900. He was married to Maybell Smith on October 12, 1929 in Greeley. He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, in 1936 and to Sterling in 1945. On November 10, 1948, he was married to Mary Fitzsimmons in Julesburg. Mr. Groves returned to Haxtun in 1962. A laborer, he was a member of the Sterling VFW post and the Haxtun American Legion post. "


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