26 June 2016

Obituary of Harry Glover of Hazel Park, Michigan

My grandfather, Harry Glover, died 6 September 1950 at Grace Hospital NWB, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. He was 67 years old.  Grandpa Glover died before I born. I have come to know him through my dad.  Harry Glover died the night before my dad's, his son, first day of teaching.  My dad was getting ready to go to school when the superintendent came to his house to inform him of the news. How sad to have to start your first teaching experience with the news of your father's death. My father left to meet his mother in Marquette, Michigan for the funeral and burial.

I found one death notice and two obituaries for Harry Glover.  Harry Glover was his birth name, but sometimes went by the name of Frank H. Glover, Jr.  I don't know where the Frances Henry Glover came from.  I would be interested to know who wrote the obituary using that name.  It states he was born in Grand Rapids, which is inaccurate.  Harry Glover was born in Jackson, Michigan on 6 May 1883.

Marquette Mining Journal, Marquette, Michigan 6 September 1950 p 4; column 3.

Harry Glover
Word has been received by Mrs. Leonard G. McKie, of this city, and Claude Glover, of Munising, of the death in Detroit this morning of their brother, Harry Glover.

The body will be brought to Marquette for burial Thursday afternoon.  It will be taken to Swanson's funeral home.  Arrangements for service have not been completed.

Marquette Mining Journal, Marquette, Michigan 7 September 1950 p2; column 1

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 Prebysterian church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Park Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, Royal Oak, Michigan 6 September 1950, page 16; column 2 and 3. 

Harry Glover
Harry Glover, age 67, died early today at the New Grace hospital, Detroit.  He resided at 23749 Reynolds avenue, Hazel Park.

Mr. Glover was born May 5(sic), 1883 in Jackson.  He was a cost estimator for the Chrysler corporation and a member of the University lodge 482, F and AM, Detroit.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah L.; two sons, Bruce D., at home, and Francis, 23772 Reynolds avenue, Hazel Park; two brothers, Claude R. of Munising, and Merle, Arlington, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Adeline McKie of Marquette, and one grandson.

Mr. Glover will be at the George W. Ashley and Sons funeral home, 329 East Woodruff avenue, Hazel Park until 9 p.m. today.  Services will be held at the Swanson funeral home, Marquette, on Friday.

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