Lester Samuel Gruver  ‎(I13468)‎
Given Names: Lester Samuel
Surname: Gruver

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 2 January 1932 30 21
Death: 24 March 1960 ‎(Age 28)‎
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Birth 2 January 1932 30 21


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Death 24 March 1960 ‎(Age 28)‎


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Show Details Shared Note: - Newspaper Article in the York Daily Record or Gazette
Monday, March 28, 1960

Article Title:
Bodies of County Brothers Found

Subtitle:
State police, coroner continue probe into deaths of Lester Gruver, 28, and his 18-year-old brother, Daniel.

Article Body:
The frozen bodies of two Thomasville RD 1 brothers, reported missing since early Thursday morning, were found during the weekend.

State police theorized that Daniel Gruver, 18, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he had fatally shot his 28-year-old brother, Lester Gruver. They are continuing their investigation.

Daniel's body was found shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday on the farm of Oscar Gruver, a cousin, that adjoins the farm of Joans Gruver, another cousin who employed the two brothers. Lester's body was found yesterday at about 9:15 a.m. At the rear of the Joanas Gruver home.

Coroner Thomas M. Hart, who examined the frozen bodies attributed the death of Lester to internal hemorrhages and said Daniel probably succumbed to brain injuries. He fixed the time of death of Lester at about 6:20 a.m and that of Daniel at about 7:10 a.m.

The brothers are said to have started work at about 6:20 a.m. and were discovered missing by their employer at about 6:45. The car in which the brothers drove to work was parked near the barn and two of the 18 cows had been milked.

Double funeral services will be held privately tomorrow at 2 p.m. At the Sauter Funeral Home, Spring Grove.

Besides their parents, Melvin and Catherine Brillhart Gruver, they are survived by their brothers, Charles M., Elmer E., Ralph E., Carl D., Kenneth N., and Ronald D. Gruver, all at home; four sisters, Helen C. Gruver, at home; Mrs. George Mummert, Spring Grove RD 3; Mrs. Wayne Meyer, York RD 6; Mrs. Gerald Hoffeins, Abbottstown; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brillhart, Thomasville RD 1, and two nieces.

They were members of the Paradise ‎(Holtzschwamm)‎ Lutheran congegration and Sunday school. Interment will be in the Paradise Holtzschwamm Union cemetery. Rev. Carlton R. Howells will officiate at funeral services.


Burial Paradise ‎(Holtzschwam)‎ Cemetery, Paradise Twp., York County, Pennsylvania, USA


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Last Change 28 May 2010 - 14:17:02 - by: trevor_gontz
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Parents Family  (F2170)
Melvin George Gruver
1902 - 1987
Catherine Emma Brillhart
1910 - 2001
Helen Catherine Gruver
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Lester Samuel Gruver
1932 - 1960
Ethel Louise Gruver
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Charles Melvin GRUVER
1936 - 1992
Annie Clara "Ann" Gruver
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Dorothy Elizabeth Gruver
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Elmer Eugene Gruver
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Daniel Clair Gruver
1942 - 1960
Carl Donald Gruver
-
Kenneth Nelson "Kenny" Gruver
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Notes
Death Newspaper Article in the York Daily Record or Gazette
Monday, March 28, 1960

Article Title:
Bodies of County Brothers Found

Subtitle:
State police, coroner continue probe into deaths of Lester Gruver, 28, and his 18-year-old brother, Daniel.

Article Body:
The frozen bodies of two Thomasville RD 1 brothers, reported missing since early Thursday morning, were found during the weekend.

State police theorized that Daniel Gruver, 18, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he had fatally shot his 28-year-old brother, Lester Gruver. They are continuing their investigation.

Daniel's body was found shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday on the farm of Oscar Gruver, a cousin, that adjoins the farm of Joans Gruver, another cousin who employed the two brothers. Lester's body was found yesterday at about 9:15 a.m. At the rear of the Joanas Gruver home.

Coroner Thomas M. Hart, who examined the frozen bodies attributed the death of Lester to internal hemorrhages and said Daniel probably succumbed to brain injuries. He fixed the time of death of Lester at about 6:20 a.m and that of Daniel at about 7:10 a.m.

The brothers are said to have started work at about 6:20 a.m. and were discovered missing by their employer at about 6:45. The car in which the brothers drove to work was parked near the barn and two of the 18 cows had been milked.

Double funeral services will be held privately tomorrow at 2 p.m. At the Sauter Funeral Home, Spring Grove.

Besides their parents, Melvin and Catherine Brillhart Gruver, they are survived by their brothers, Charles M., Elmer E., Ralph E., Carl D., Kenneth N., and Ronald D. Gruver, all at home; four sisters, Helen C. Gruver, at home; Mrs. George Mummert, Spring Grove RD 3; Mrs. Wayne Meyer, York RD 6; Mrs. Gerald Hoffeins, Abbottstown; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brillhart, Thomasville RD 1, and two nieces.

They were members of the Paradise ‎(Holtzschwamm)‎ Lutheran congegration and Sunday school. Interment will be in the Paradise Holtzschwamm Union cemetery. Rev. Carlton R. Howells will officiate at funeral services.




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Family with Parents
Father
Melvin George Gruver ‎(I6354)‎
Birth 1902 29 22
Death 9 February 1987 ‎(Age 85)‎ Thomasville, Jackson Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
9 years
Mother
 
Catherine Emma Brillhart ‎(I2536)‎
Birth 20 December 1910 Dover Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 November 2001 ‎(Age 90)‎ Hanover Hall, Hanover, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA

Marriage: 20 October 1929
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Lester Samuel Gruver ‎(I13468)‎
Birth 2 January 1932 30 21
Death 24 March 1960 ‎(Age 28)‎
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Charles Melvin GRUVER ‎(I21424)‎
Birth 30 July 1936 34 25
Death 7 July 1992 ‎(Age 55)‎
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Daniel Clair Gruver ‎(I13467)‎
Birth 17 January 1942 40 31
Death 24 March 1960 ‎(Age 18)‎
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