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Merlin Russell Grove

Male Cal 1929 - 1962  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name Merlin Russell Grove 
    Born CALC 9 Feb 1929  Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-123721 
    Died 16 Jul 1962  Mogadiscio, , Banaadir, Somalia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Catholic Cemetery, Mogadiscio, , Banaadir, Somalia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I123721  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Dorothy Helen Bechtel,   d. 6 Nov 2010, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Sep 1951  [1
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F35521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 9 Feb 1929 - Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jul 1962 - Mogadiscio, , Banaadir, Somalia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Catholic Cemetery, Mogadiscio, , Banaadir, Somalia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Grove, Merlin Russel, son of Russell and Annie (Byer) Grove, was born at Markham, Ont., Feb. 9, 1929; died the death of a martyr at Mogadiscio, Somalia, July 16, 1962; aged 33 y. 5 m. 7 d. On Sept. 11, 1951, he was married to Dorothy Bechtel, who survives. He was a missionary, teacher, and pastor. On May 1, 1960, he was ordained at the Wideman Church, with Emerson McDowell in charge. Also surviving are 3 children (Bruce, Pauline, and David), 3 sisters (Marion-Mrs. Lorne Wideman, Thelma-Mrs. Leonard Hoover, and Pearl-Mrs. Murray Wideman, all of the Markham area), and one brother (Elmer, Petersburg, Ont.). He was a member of the Morningside Church. Funeral services were held at Mogadiscio, July 17, in charge of the local missionaries; interment in the Protestant section of the Catholic Cemetery in Mogadiscio. Memorial services were held at the Wideman Church, Markham, Ont., July 25.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 34 - August 28, 1962 - pages 767, 768.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 28, 1962 - pages 767, 768.