Obituary – Samuel Groves
East Liverpool Tribune
SAMUEL GROVES, SINKING FOR WEEKS, DIES AT NIECE’S HOME
Veteran Horseman, Who Lost Arm, Succumbs
ALL EFFORTS TO RECOVER FAILED
Had Long Been in Charge of Columbian Park in East End.
Coming as a direct result of being bitten on the arm by a horse last fall; Samuel Groves, aged 63 years, veteran horse trainer, formerly a resident of East End, died at 8 o’clock last evening (May 23, 1912) at the home of his neice, Mrs. A. C. Smith, 313 Grant Street.
Following the accident last fall, Mr. Groves never quite recovered, and later it was found necessary to amputate the right hand. Blood poison seemed to have filled his system, and he has been on the decline ever since.
Born in Beaver
Born in Beaver County, near Beaver, Mr. Groves has always been well known around East Liverpool where for a number of years he has been in charge of the stables at Columbian Park.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church, and was held in the high esteem of all who knew him.
He is survived by one brother, George Groves, of Smiths’ Ferry, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Hailes, at East End, and Mrs. Elizabeth Weigle of 213 Grant Street.
Funeral services over the remains will be held from the Grant street residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev W. A. Smith, of the Pennsylvania Avenue M. E. Church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Beaver cemetery.