Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Info on this house: I have been in contact with Cecil Saul and this is what he says about it: "The old house was less than a quarter mile east of the Fred Grosvenor ( Mack & Lorene) place. Without a doubt that is Parker and Leuticia on the right and the others are members of their family. Parker's children with birth and death dates are listed on findagrave, so a bit of detective work and a bit of guess work might solve the mystery. Built by Parker Grosvenor in the late 1860's . Frank Grosvenor grew up there. So did I. I remember seeing bills for construction materials and sawing in a desk there circa 1938. My mother grew up there. When Parker got older his younger daughter took care of him. and of her mother also. She inherited the house and land. The Sauls then owned it for another 50 years or so.  It was bulldozed in the 1980s..."


Cecil has a lot of information on - you can type in Parker (21) Grosvenor and this will lead you to all kinds of information. You can add notes and pictures if you like!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Parker Grosvenor Home

Home of Parker Grosvenor, on back of picture is written: "Great Grandpa Parker Grosvenor's home".   Also written on back of picture: "French Grosvenor in upstairs window". Looks like rest of family is on upstairs porch.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Newspaper Clipping - First Reunion

Newspaper Account of the First Grosvenor Reunion

Sue Abraham had this newspaper clipping detailing the first Grosvenor Reunion (which we assume was in 1948).

"The  first   Grosvenor   family   reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 7, at Fort Kaskaskia near Chester, with a fine dinner at noon and fun afternon of visiting.

Those present were:    Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kessel, Mr. and Mrs. Har­old   Dixon, daughter  Roberta and son  Merle,  Mr. and  Mrs. Chester Kessel and family, Mrs. Anna Lee Grosvenor,  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Clifford Ray Grosvenor.   Mr. and  Mrs. Al Strobl,   Carl   Ray   Grosvenor  and Paul  Claybough,  all of Murphysboro. Mr. Fred Grosvenor, Mr. and Mrs. French Grosvenor,  Mr. Fred Saul, Mrs. Thelma Ingram and son, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Jarrett and childen, Molly Ann, Kay, Danny and Kenny; Mr. and  Mrs. Ernest  Pyron,  and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grosvenor, all of Jacob, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Grosvenor, daughter Geraldine and son Leslie Allen, Mr. Park Kessel and Mr. and Mrs. .Kenneth Saul, all of Ava, Mrs. Connie Nelson and son Charles, Vernon, Billy and Harold Welch of Rockwood, Mr. and Mrs.  Robert  Grosvenor and daughter. Betty, Mr. and .Mrs. Harry Postman and family, all of Chester; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Emert and granddaughter Sue Ellen Mueller of Cora;   Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Claussen   and   daughter   Patsy of Trenton, Mr. and Mrs. George Decker and sons of Jackson, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Saul and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Saul of Belle­ville, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grosvenor and son, Mr. and Mrs. John Grosvenor and sons, Mr. and Mrs.; Hugh Harness and daughter, Mr.and Mrs. Henry Thomas and son and Mr. Vernon Welch, all of East St. Louis."