13 May 2010

Ancestor Biography-Frank H. Glover

Frank H. Glover, my paternal great grandfather, was born in August of 1862, during the Civil War. His father, Samuel Stillman Glover (Jr.) was serving with Company H, 1st Regiment, Engineers and Mechanics, Michigan at the time of his birth. Samuel enlisted in December of 1861 and he probably didn't know he was leaving a pregnant wife when he enlisted.

Frank H. was one of ten children born to Samuel Stillman Glover, Jr and Adaline L. Dyer. Their children were Charles W. (1859), William E. (1861), Frank H. (1862), Mary J (1864), Louis B (1866), Laura J. (1869), Sarah (1871), Emma and Emerson (1873), and Walter S. (1875).

The family was living in Lenawee County in southeastern Michigan from 1860-1862. By the time Frank was 8, he was living and attending school in Manistee, Michigan. (Source: 1870 U.S. Federal Census)

The 1880 U.S. Federal Census finds Frank and his family living on Western Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan. Frank is working as a grocer's clerk.

On 12 May 1882, Frank H. Glover married Hattie L. Fenn in Jackson, Michigan with Pastor JW Hough officiating. pastor of the 1st Congregational Church in Jackson.

Frank and Hattie were married for 43 years. They had four children: Harry (1883-1950), Claude R (1884-1960), Adeline E. (1898-1993), and Merle M. (1902-1981).

Frank and Hattie can be found in the following United States Federal Census records:
  • 1900-Crystal Lake Township, Benzie, Michigan

  • 1910-Marquette, Marquette, Michigan
(The above two census records lists Catherine Wheeler living with them and her relationship as mother-in-law. This is inaccurate because Hattie Fenn Glover's mother was Elizabeth Poore Fenn. So, who is Catherine Wheeler? A question I have put on my to-do list.)
  • 1920-Marquette, Marquette, Michigan

Frank H. Glover died 7 October 1925 at the age of 63. He died of a heart attack suffered on his first day of work at Powder Mill in Marquette, Michigan.

The Mining Journal, Marquette, Michigan 8 October 1925
Burial Permit found at J.M. Longyear Reasearch Library in Marquette, Michigan

Frank H. Glover is buried in Park Cemetery, Marquette, Michigan. The year of his birth on his gravestone is 1863 instead of 1862. The records (marriage, census, burial permit, and death certificate) support the 1862 date.


  1. Nice! I loved seeing the picture of him. I did check my file and I have no ideas for you about Catherine Wheeler. If I turn up something you'll be the first to know!

  2. Any relation to the Massachusetts Glovers?

  3. Thanks, Apple! I hope to solve who she is eventually.

    Heather, Frank H. Glover is a descendant of Samuel Stillman Glover who was born in Conway, Massachusetts. Other Glover's in my line are Samuel> Alexander>Thomas>Henry>Henry. Some of the Glover's can be found in Milton, Massachusetts and then Phelps, New York.