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Henry Grover 116

  • Born: 5 Feb 1853, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA 118
  • Marriage: Mary Elizabeth McMurry on 12 Dec 1874 in Big Pine, Inyo, California, USA 114
  • Died: 28 Jul 1937, Joliet, Carbon, Montana, USA at age 84 118
  • Buried: Hamilton, Ravalli, Montana, USA 74

bullet   Ancestral File Number: 18CC-PMR.


bullet  General Notes:

Progressive Men of Montana, Page 1086

Henry Grover [0141]
It is much to the credit of a man to win from his friends and neighbors a complimentary nickname, which by common acceptance is indicative of his character and standing among them. There is oftentimes more in such a sobriquet sincerely applied and fairly earned, than could be otherwise expressed in paragraphs or pages. It is so in the case of "Honest" Henry Grover of Hamilton, one of the most enterprising and progressive fruit-growers and farmers of the Bitter Root valley. Mr. Grover was born on February 5, 1853, at Ogden, Utah, the son of Jared and Eveline (Riddle) Grover, natives of Iowa and Tennessee. He was the first born of eight children and received his early education in the public schools of Nevada, supplementing this with a hard and trying experience as a cowboy for ten years in that state and eastern California, after which he teamed and freighted for five years in the same locality. In 1882 he came to Montana and settled in the Bitter Root valley, three miles northwest of Hamilton, where he has since resided continuously except three years when he was running a stage.
Mr. Grover has a fine farm on 160 acres, a beautiful and comfortable home, and one of the best orchards in this section of the country. It consists of twenty acres planted with choice fruit trees, which are now in good bearing condition and yield annually large crops of the fruit produced in the state. He ships its products to all sections of the northern belt of the United States and southern belt of Canada, and realizes handsome profits. In political fealty Mr. Grover is a Democrat and in fraternal relations a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, in which he holds the rank of past master workman and three times the representative to the grand lodge. He was married on December 12, 1974 at Big Pine, Cal., to Miss Mary E. McMurry, daughter of J. W. and Matilda McMurry, her father being a prominent farmer and merchant of that place. They have had seven children, of whom but these four are living, Inez M., Alvie M., Leland V. and Loretta. Mr. Grover has lived among this people one-fifth of a century and has so demeaned himself that now there is not one but does him reverence. His home is everybody's fireside who comes as a guest; his wife is the priestess of the house and the almoner of a generous but judicious charity to those in need and the center of a refined social circle; his children are the light of his home and the delight of his numerous friends. His life is passing profitably in usefulness to his kind, his community, his state and his country.


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Alt. Birth, 1857, , , California, USA. 116

Residence, 22 Jun 1880, Big Pine, Inyo, California, USA. 115


Henry married Mary Elizabeth McMurry, daughter of Jonathan D. McMurry and Matilda Daugherty, on 12 Dec 1874 in Big Pine, Inyo, California, USA.114 (Mary Elizabeth McMurry was born on 16 Jan 1856 in , , Illinois, USA,74,116,117 died on 18 Jul 1936 in Joliet, Carbon, Montana, USA 74 and was buried in Hamilton, Ravalli, Montana, USA 74.)

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