Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rev. Merlin Russel Grove

Male 1929 - 1962  (33 years)


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  • Name Merlin Russel Grove 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 9 Feb 1929  Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial
    • Protestant section of the Catholic Cemetery, in Mogadiscio, Somalia.
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-386724 
    Died 16 Jul 1962  Mogadiscio, Somalia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I386724  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Dorothy Helen Bechtel,   b. 21 Oct 1926, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 2010, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1951 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F261919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1929 - Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Grove, Merlin Russel

      Was a 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. 

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      B/ Janet BECHTEL/ 1918-2013/ Her husband/ Tom INGLIS/ 1918-1994/ Mary Alma BECHTEL/ 1920-2010/ Her husband/ Charles GOODRICH/ 1922-1992/ Ruth BECHTEL/ 1924- / her husband/ John HESS/ 1922-2007/ Dorothy BECHTEL// 1926-2010/ Her husband/ Merlin GROVE/ 1929-1962/ George BECHTEL// 1932- / His wife/ Grace SCHOTT/ 1937- /