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Rebecca E Groves

Female 1868 - 1964  (95 years)


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  • Name Rebecca E Groves 
    Born 21 May 1868  Hardiville, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census Data 1870  Martin, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Groves - Age 32
    Sarah E Groves - Age 28
    John S Groves - Age 9
    Lewis Groves - Age 7
    Ulysses G Groves - Age 5
    Rosa A Groves - Age 3
    Rebecca Groves - Age 1 
    Census Data 1880  Martin, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Groves - Age 42
    Sary E Groves - Age 38
    Lewis I H Groves - Age 18
    Ezry M U G Groves - Age 16
    Rosy A Groves - Age 14
    Rebecca C Groves - Age 12
    Citte F Groves - Age 2 
    Census Data 1900  Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Zachariah Wirt - Age 47
    Rebecca E Wirt - Age 32
    Elliot J Wirt - Age 3
    Florence E Wirt - Age 1
    Ethel M Fitte - Age 17 
    Census Data 1910  Riverside Ward 2, Riverside, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry Wirt - Age 51
    Alice Wirt - Age 43
    Zacharias Wirt - Age 57
    Rebecca Wirt - Age 41
    Elliott Wirt - Age 13 
    Census Data 1920  Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rebecca Wirt - Age 52
    Effie Carroll - Age 35
    Mary Perry - Age 46
    Stlla Markman - Age 28
    Carrie Espey - Age 26 
    Census Data 1930  Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rebecca E Wirt - Age 62
    M A Perry - Age 65
    Effie Carrol - Age 51
    Helen Booker - Age 50
    Leone Buckler - Age 40 
    Died 17 Mar 1964  Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I299  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2008 

    Father James M Groves,   b. 15 Nov 1836, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1912, Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth Shire,   b. 11 Nov 1841, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1916, Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 31 Jan 1858  Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1022  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Zachariah Wirt,   b. Dec 1852, Hartsville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1911, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 02 Aug 1894  Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elliot J Wirt,   b. 28 Jan 1897, Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1967, Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Florence E Wirt,   b. Sep 1898, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F1311  Group Sheet

    Family 2 John Franklin Moody,   b. 26 Mar 1860, Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1931, Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 15 May 1920  Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Moody descendents:

      From Records kept by Mr. Thompson of persons buried at Oblong cemetery -- from the Robinson, IL, library:
      "John Franklin Moody died Sept. 7, 1931. Son of Bruce and Sarah Ann (Glaze) Moody who moved to Colorado. Wife Rena Ellen (Rhodes) Moody. children Maud married James K. Price; Byrl married Maryann(?) Lefever. Brothers and sisters Bert, Maggie, Carrie. He married for a second wife Rebecca Graves(?) [WORD UNKNOWN] and was divorced. He was a carpenter, Oblong City Lodger #633 AF & A.M. Brothers and sisters: Emma Jane married Silas Welkin(?) too married two times. Sarah Catherine married McElroy. Annie Lizzie married first Bond, second Gill."

      I also have a letter from John Franklin's grandson confirming the marriage to Rebecca and giving a marriage date of May 15, 1920 in Oblong, Crawford, Illinois. This is after the 1920 census. They were divorced before the 1930 census (I have no date). I assume that Rebecca continued to show herself as widowed for her own personal reasons in the 1930 census although John Franklin was still living.
    Divorced Abt 1925  Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1920 and 1930 census show Rebecca as a widow and using the last name Wirt. No documents obtained yet proving marriage or divorce.
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F1367  Group Sheet