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I. N. GROSECLOSE FAMILY



Isaac Newton Groseclose was born in Missouri in 1860.

Martha Glenn, his future wife, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1867. The Glenn family drove over the plains in 1880.

Isaac and Martha were married at Council Valley, Idaho, January 1, 1885. Seven children were born to them there. Then in 1897 they moved to Pomeroy, Washington, where three more children were born. On July 26, 1903 the family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Groseclose and ten children, came to Humptulips in a covered wagon over the old puncheon road.

For several years I. N. Groseclose carried the mail from Hoquiam to Humptulips by wagon. Later he operated a ranch at Humptulips. During this time two more children were added to the family, making an even dozen. They are:

1. Maude Newbury McDonald (4 children)
2. Lizzie Williams (1 daughter, 1 grandchild)
3. Anna Brittain (3 children - 1 grandson)
4. Viola JOhnson Shelton (six sons - 1 grandson)
5. Arden Groseclose, Died 1920
6. Bessie Olson (1 daughter)
7. Jesse Groseclose
8. Maggie Brimm (4 children)
9. Etta Died
10. Glen (1 daughter)
11. George (2 daughters)
12. Crystle Curtit (2 daughters)

In 1935 Mr. and Mrs. Groseclose celebrated their Golden Wedding at the home of their daughter Viola Shelton near Humptulips. Their children presented them with a bedroom suit. There were 52 present at the dinner.

Arden Groseclose was drowned in the Humptulips River Jan 20, 1920. Following his discharge from the Army on Dec. 18, 1920, he took a job with the A. P. Stockwell Logging Company; Al Hollinger, Foreman.

Arden was working with the Socking crew pulling logs that had washed along shore back into the current, and breaking up log jams that blocked the river. The water was high, due to heavy rain. Arden and four other men were in the boat when it capsized. All were saved but Arden. Three months later, Lloyd Randall found his body seven miles downstream from where the accident occurred.

Mrs. Martha Groseclose passed away April 12, 1957, leaving nine children. Isaac Groseclose died about twenty years before.