Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gurdon Grovenor came to Lawrence, Kansas from Suffield, Connecticut in October 1857 where he opened a grocery store and then a lumber store. During Quantrill's Raid, Grovenor's house was burned and he was nearly killed but survived to help rebuild Lawrence and make it a thriving community once again. From 1860-61 he was a city councilman and was mayor of Lawrence from 1865 until 1871. He also served on the school board from 1863 to 1864 and was instrumental in getting Oak Hill Cemetery established for Quantrill's Raid victims.

North Side:
LUCY MARIE BLISS
GROVENOR
BORN
AT WILBRAHAM, MASS.
1836
DIED
Jan. 22, 1928

West Side:
ELLEN M. CRANE
WIFE OF
Gurdon Grovenor.
BORN
in Washington, Mass.
died Apr. 6, 1869.
AE 36 Yrs.

South Side:
GURDON GROVENOR
BORN
in Suffield, Conn.
Sept. 13, 1830

DIED
March. 13, 1914


East Side:
CHILDREN OF
Gurdon & Ellen M.
Grovenor
JOHN CRANE
died June 19, 1865
AE 2 Ys.1mo.10ds.
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FANNY MARIA
died Sept. 27, 1872.
AE 7 Yrs.

CHARLES PHELPS
died Jany 11, 1902
AE 46 Yrs.

Gurdon Grovenor, from City of Lawrence website

Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas

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