m. 17 NOV 1864
m. 25 September 1905
Facts and Events
Grover was born May 16, 1884 near Kirby Missouri, the twin brother to Thomas Hendrix Tarbet, to John W. and Nancy Kenning, Tarbet. He spent his boyhood in school and sawing ice into blocks from the frozen river, where he also became a skillful ice skater. He also worked in his fathers merchantile store until the family moved to Rule Texas, in 1900. During the trip to Texas Grover became ill, and stayed a while with his uncle Sam Kenning, in Denton, Co. Texas.
On Sept 25, 1905 he married Mattie Armilda "Millie" Lawson in Aubrey, Texas.
"Millie" was the daughter of Annie Kenning Lawson and Henry Lawson. Annie Lawson was Sam Kenning's Daughter. This made Grover and "millie" second cousin, since Grover's mother Nancy was also a Kenning. In this early marriage Grover and "Millie" lived in Rule, Texas, where he drove a dray waggon, pulled by two horses. Grover and Milie moved to Howard Co, TX, and stayed there until 1935. He then moved to Weatherford Texas, where he operated a saw mill for a year or so. In 1937 he moved to Ringling Oklahoma vacinity. He worked for the state for a while before returning to farming about 5 miles west of Ringling.. He stayed on the farm for the rest of his life, dying on Nov 24, 1941.
Grover and Mattie had 10 Children.
After Grovers' death, Millie married and divorced J. R. Millsap. After the death of Mr. Milsap, millie married Thomas Hendrix Tarbet, Crover's twin brother.
1900 Census has Grover living in Black Creek, Shelby, Mo