21 October 2011

Three Names-One Person

I like to think that my Grandpa Glover is looking over my shoulder and chuckling at the challenge he has provided me in researching him.  My dad knew him as Harry Glover, but thought his given name was Frank H. Glover, Jr.  The first record I found for him was his World War I draft registration, it was Frank H. Glover, Jr. 

Recently, I found three obituary/death notices for my grandfather and a new name was found, Francis Henry Glover.  I wonder if my grandfather had an identity crisis.  For the record, his birth name was Harry Glover.  He was the first son of Frank H. Glover.  Hence, the Frank H. Glover, Jr.  I have never seen another name for his father.  It is consistently Frank H. Glover.  I suppose Frank could be short for Francis and the H could be Henry, but I have never seen a source that substantiates that.

My dad told me that his mother had a difficult time when Harry died.  She always thought his given name was Frank H. Glover, Jr.  Can you imagine the trouble she went through trying to get everything in order after his death?

Here is Francis Henry Glover's obituary, I mean Frank H. Glover Jr.'s, no, I mean Harry Glover's:

Source:  The Mining Journal, (Marquette, Michigan), 7 September 1950, page 2; column 1, microfilmed owned by Library of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan

Francis H. Glover

Francis Henry Glover, 67, died at 7 Wednesday morning in Hazel Park, where he had resided 35 years. He had been employed by the Chrysler Motors firm in Hazel Park. He was born May 6, 1883 in Grand Rapids.

Survivors are his wife, the former Lilla Watt of Marquette; two sons, Francis and Bruce, Hazel Park; his mother, Mrs. Frank Glover, Munising; a sister, Mrs. Leonard G. McKie, Marquette; two brothers, Clause R., Munising, and Major Merle M. Glover, Arlington, Va. and one grandchild.

Services will be held at 2 Friday afternoon in the Swanson funeral home with the Rev. Homer Mitchell, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made in Park Cemetery.

(Blog Author's Note:  Harry Glover was born in Jackson, Michigan not Grand Rapids.)

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