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History: Personal History of Roscoe Grover

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PERSONAL HISTORY: Life History of Roscoe Grover "The Way It Looks From Here" 1981 They tell me I was born in Salem, 2 Jun 1906. There are several things that still linger in my memory that happened in Salem. Like stowing away under the seat of the black top buggy and going to Rexburg with Dad and Lee. I remember the grade school days in Sugar City. Thinning sugar beets and fighting the mosquitoes and the move to Chapin over the rough roads in a wagon. Then there were years on the old ranch in Chapin and the endless job of milking cows and haying; hunting chucks and spearing fish with Alma Kunz. The flu epidemic, the drought, the blizzards and deep snow all left some memories that I will never forget. Then there was the good times at Teton High School, the work in the old coal mine at Sam and on a road job in Island Park, hauling coal and lime rock to Victor and working on the threshing on the west side of the Valley. Probably the most important thing that happened to me was the mission call in 1927 to the Western States Mission and the two and a half years of wonderful experiences in the service of the Lord. Returning from the mission to Draper, Utah brought a different life; struggling to survive during the depression years during which time I had to learn a new way of making a living-the building business. In the next 35 years, I married, built a home and raised a fine family of which I am very proud. During the second world war, I joined the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union and worked on the defense jobs all over the state; the Arms Plant, the air port Fort Douglas, Hill Field, the Navy Depot and was a foreman for two and a half years at the Steel Plant in Provo. After the war, I ran my own plumbing business and during slow times I worked for the Vawdrey Ditch Lining Co., as foreman in Idaho, Utah and Nevada. Then there was time spent in building houses for David P. Howell, in Weber Canyon and in 1958 building bridges for the Salt Lake County Highway Department. In 1960 I bought a place on the Salmon River and have built a cabin and spent the summers there. During the last ten years I have spent the summers at the cabin and the winters in Sandy working for the Deseret Company. I'm retiring this spring at age 75. In the Church I have served as Deacons President, and Elders President, in the Mutual Presidency, Priesthood Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, one Stake Mission and Home Teacher, as well as 30 months as a full time missionary, where we bore our testimony from the street corners in four states; all most happy memories. I'm thankful for the sacrifices of my good parents and the love and good example of my brothers and sisters and my own family. for now Roscoe Grover

Owner/SourceLoretta Love Grover -Thomas Grover Descendants
Date1981
Linked toRoscoe Grover (Personal History)

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