Isaac Groo (1827 - 1895)

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Birthplace: Neversink, Sullivan, New York, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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About Isaac Groo

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Family:

"...Son of Samuel Groo & Mercy Tuttle

Married - Elizabeth Clark, 28 Aug 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Samuel Groo, Rose Groo

Married - Eliza Lyons, 20 Feb 1864, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Josephine Lyons Groo, Isabella Lyons Groo, John Lyons Groo, George Groo, Melvina Lyons Groo, Nora Lyons Groo

Married - Mary Jane Whitney, 4 Jul 1865, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Grace Whitney Groo, Vilate Groo, Sullivan Groo, Lawrence Whitney Groo, David Whitney Groo, Roscoe Whitney Groo

Married - Margaret Hunter, 24 Jan 1870, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Howard Hunter Groo, Randolph Hunter Groo

Married - Sarah Elizabeth Gillett, 2 Jan 1847, Neversink, Sullivan, New York

Children - George Washington Groo, Byron Groo, Orson Hyde Groo, Sarah Elizabeth Groo, Isaac Groo, Nancy Catherine Groo, Horace Moore Groo, Rosetta Groo, Luna Groo, Sidney Groo

Married - Almira Mead, 22 Apr 1873, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Milton Mead Groo, Myrtle Maud Groo..."

History:

"...Isaac's father died when he was but seven years old, leaving his mother with a large family of children. At eleven years of age he hired out to work on a farm and attended school during the winter, doing chores morning and evening for his board. At the age of sixteen he purchased a farm and turned his attention to farming.

When twenty years old he married Sarah E. Gillett, a Mormon girl of Neversink, N. Y. Isaac sold his farm and went to school-teaching and also engaged in the grocery business. Becoming a convert to "Mormonism" he was baptized by Elder Royal J. Cutler Jan. 1, 1852, and was ordained an Elder soon afterwards. He was called to labor as a missionary in Sullivan county and traveled among the local branches of the Church. Being quite successful as a missionary he baptized a number of people.

In 1854 he crossed the plains to Utah, and the company in which he traveled was visited with cholera, which claimed many victims, among them Bro. Groo's father in law (Horace Gillett). Bro. Groo himself was afflicted, but was healed by the power of God. The company arrived in Salt Lake City Sept. 19, 1854, locating in the Ninth Ward.

Bro. Groo taught school during the winter of 1854-55; he also acted as first assistant superintendent of the Ninth Ward Sunday school in 1855; was ordained a Seventy and became a member of the 27th quorum of Seventy in 1855. In 1856 he was ordained a High Priest and set apart as a counselor to Bishop Seth Taft of the Ninth Ward.

From 1858 to 1866 he served as a member of the Salt Lake City council. From 1859 to 1864 he served as street supervisor and water master of Salt Lake City.

In 1864 he commenced work for John M. Woolley as foreman in a lumber business in Little Cottonwood canyon. He also acted as a regent of the University of Deseret and was a lieutenant-colonel in the Nauvoo Legion.

In 1860 he was elected city recorder of Salt Lake City. After serving as a counselor to John M. Woolley until 1864, he was chosen as counselor to Samuel A. Woolley in the Ninth Ward and served thus until 1875.

In 1875-76 he filled a mission to Australia, acting as president of the Mission. After his return home he engaged in the cattle business in Wyoming, but finally sold out his stock and returned to his home in the Ninth Ward, Salt Lake City, where he died Jan. 24, 1895..."

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 28533115. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28533115

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Isaac Groo's Timeline

1827
April 8, 1827
Neversink, Sullivan, New York, United States
1852
February 29, 1852
Age 24
1865
July 4, 1865
Age 38
Slc, Slco., Utah
July 4, 1865
Age 38
1866
February 10, 1866
Age 38
Slc, Slco., Ut
1867
October 23, 1867
Age 40
Slc, Slco., Ut
1869
September 22, 1869
Age 42
Slc, Slco., Ut
1871
April 11, 1871
Age 44
Slc, Slco., Ut
1873
July 23, 1873
Age 46
Slc, Slco., Ut
1884
August 30, 1884
Age 57
Slc, Slco., Ut