L. C. GROVES, farmer and stock raiser, and postmaster of Oak Ridge, was born in Blanchard Township, this county,
April 24, 1833, son of Thomas and Idaline (Choate) Groves, the former a native of Virginia, of German descent,
and the latter a native of Vermont, of English descent. Thomas Groves, who was an early settler in this county,
died in 1880 His family consisted of thirteen children, ten of whom grew to maturity, L. C. being the fourth. Our
subject was reared on a farm. attended the common school and chose agriculture for his occupation in life. In 1856
he was united in marriage with Geninia, daughter of David Braucht. who entered 600 acres of land in this county
in an early day and passed the remainder of his life here. Mr. and Mrs. Groves have two children: Tzoia and Estella.
wife of John Collingwood. a farmer in this county. Mr. Groves is the owner of 200 acres of cultivated land. He
has filled the office of trustee for five years and school director for eleven years, and is at present postmaster
of Oak Ridge. He became a member of the Masonic fraternity at Findlay, and has attained the degree of Master Mason
in that order.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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