RE: Grover Family Bible Good Morning to you Rhea! Thanks for your lovely note. I would love to have copies of the Bible and the letter regarding William's death. If there is any cost in doing this please let me know and I will reimburse you.
I wanted to share with you that we have a dresser that belonged to Matilda. My mother lives with us and she has it in her room.
Elizabeth Grover married James P. Fowler. James P. served with Elizabeth's father William in the Civil War. They had two children John and Dollie. John Fowler married Carolyn Estella Radabaugh and they had many children of which is Howard Fowler, who is my grandfather and he had Marylyn Ruth Fowler who is my mother. My mother is still living at 85. My mother was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1930 and lived in Kearney, Nebraska until she was about 12. They moved to Denver, CO. Note that Matilda J. Grover is buried in Denver at the Fairmont Cemetery along with Charles Fremont Grover.
Well that is a little bit of the history for you and if you have any questions I will be happy to share as well.
Again, let me know if there is any cost involved for the Bible copies and letter please let me know.
RE: Grover Family Bible Thanks Rhea for such a quick response. I am totally jazzed. I guess my first question is how far back does the Bible information go? William E. Grover was my great,great,great grandfather and this is the Grover, which my sister and I have been working on. How many pages does it involve?
I will get back to you later with more specifics and the possibility of getting a copy.
Grover Family Bible Rhea - You made a note at Emma Anna C. Grover Law burial information thanking Thayer Miller for the death information on Emma and that he had the Grover Family Bible. Emma's mother was Matilda J. Emerson Grover who is my Great Great Great Grandmother. I am curious if you have any contact information for Thayer Miller. I would love to know what other information he may have.
Sam Law was my grandmothers (Hazel Law Foster) father, I've been researching the Law family since about 1978 and I have 100's of decedents of Joshua Law in my database, but I will admit the most complete comes from James D Law family.
here is my grsndmothers Find A Grave # 69639855 my mother was Joanne Foster
I've not found a death record for him, either. It's possible he died somewhere other than SD, but I'll be darned if I can find a death record. I do have is burial/cemetery record, so I know he's actually buried where he's buried. I even looked on Newspapers.com hoping to find an obituary or death notice - but nada. I have discovered that SD records are hard to find/get - many of them aren't in the public record (same with Nebraska, New York, Arkansas, etc). The odd old marriage record or US census can be found, but not much else in SD. I don't recall if I've contacted the county/local library where he lived, but that may be our best bet - often "small town" folks are more eager to help and an obituary can be found. I DO remember you - and glad you asked me. Hope all is well with you and yours. Wish I could have been more helpful.