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From: "Sheryl Kelso" <>
Subject: Re: [MDALLEGA] One more GROVES Obituary Lookup and a lesson learned
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:19:23 -0500
Mrs. Grace Pearl Groves, 83, of 617 Elm Street, died yesterday in Memorial
Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. A lifelong resident of
Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Samantha (Zimeral)
Zimmerly. Her husband, Harry Edward Groves, preceded her in death in 1942.
Mrs. Groves was a member of the Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen. Surviving are four sons, Vernon W. Groves, this city; Earl W.
Groves, Bedford Road; Ralph E. Groves, city, and Gerald E. Groves, Eastwood,
Ky.; four daughters, Mrs. Charles J. Hansrote Sr. and Mrs. Violet Conrad
Evans, both of this city; Mrs. Paul Light, Bedford Road, and Mrs. Shirley
Swan Boden, city; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Sp. 4 Edward
Stephen Koch, who was killed October 19 in Vietnam, was a great-grandson.
The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received
today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in
the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Rev. John S. Park will officiate and
interment will be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery. The Cumberland Sunday Times,
November 23, 1969
John William Groves, 80, of 226 Rear, Harrison Street, president of
Cumberland Local 314, Barbers Union, for many years who served 20 years on
the Maryland State Board of Barber Examiners, died last night in Sacred
Heart Hospital. The Cumberland Evening Times, August 25, 1969
Veteran Barber Dies in Hospital
John William Groves, 80, of 226 Rear, Harrison Street, a member of the
Maryland State Board of Barber Examiners for 20 years and its president for
four years, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been admitted
five days ago. He had been in ill health for three years. Mr. Groves had
served many terms as president of Cumberland Local 314, Barbers Union, and
was also active in local labor circles. During the last term of Gov. J.
Millard Tawes, Mr. Groves served as president of the state board. He was
born in Cumberland June 24, 1889, a son of the late Harry R. and Lucy Agnes
(Topp). He is survived by one son, Robert William Groves, this city. Mr.
Groves was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; Cumberland Council 586,
Knights of Columbus; Chief Justice Taney General Assembly, Fourth Degree
Knights of Columbus and Cumberland Aerie 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles. The
body is at the Scarpelli funeral Home where friends will be received from 2
to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9
a. m. in St. Mary's Church and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The
Eagles will conduct a service today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The
St. Mary's Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus will recite the
rosary today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The Cumberland News, August 26,
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From: "Matt Combs" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 3:02 PM
Subject: [MDALLEGA] One more GROVES Obituary Lookup and a lesson learned
> I've been looking for John William GROVES date of death and obituary for a
> long time. His brother Harry Edward GROVES died 18 July 1942 and stated
> his brother John was still alive. Naturally I went to the City
> Directories and tried finding John, his last entry being 1944. He was
> not in 1946 or 1947 which I had available, but incorrectly assumed he died
> circa 1944-1946. I spent some time looking through the papers of the
> time, but looking through that era was tedious because of the war news and
> small print. Lesson learned about assumptions.
> Today I was browsing findagrave.com and on a lark searched for John's wife
> Callie H. WHITMAN GROVES (d. 1964). She is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery
> in Cumberland. Right along side her is John William Groves, with a death
> year of 1969.
> I would appreciate a lookup of his Obituary, unfortunately I don't know
> the day.
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