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John Wesley Ground, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1847
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1921
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

h/o 1st Martha Ellen (currently unknown), 2nd, Flora B Denhner.

Birth: 3rd of six known children in Indiana.

~ ~ An entrepreneur's, entrepreneur ~ ~

Through life he accomplished a lot of different things, ~ ~ successfully.

Census: 1860, age 13 Worth township, Boone county, Indiana with parents & four siblings.

Census 1870, age 26 Worth township, Boone county, Indiana with parents & three siblings, a dry goods merchant. (possibly with his father)

Census: 1880, age 30, Augusta township, Butler county, Kansas with 1st wife & three children, mill proprietor.

1897 Newspaper note:
J. W. Ground and family moved into their elegant new residence at the [northeast] corner of Garrison and Macon streets. The house has been entirely remodeled and is now one of the handsomest homes in Carthage.
(North across Macon street from E W Johns' home, which in 1928 became Ulmer Funeral Home as it is in 2012.)

Census: 1900, age 53 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with 2nd wife, his father & eight children at 1728 south Garrison avenue, a mine operator.

(Reportedly the house cost $7,500 to build)

Following dated information from U S City Directories:
(It just may be (?) the address, 1728, should be 1128 which fits much better)

1902, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, vice president Carthage Stone company, 321 south Main street, residence 1222 south Garrison avenue.

1903, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, vice president Carthage Stone company, northeast corner Third & Grant streets, residence 1728 Ground Place (Ground Place, between Miller & Macon and Maple & Garrison streets).

1904, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, president First National Mining company, 108 west Fourth street, residence 1728 Ground Place. ALSO, J W Ground & F S Stephens furnace & sheet metal works, 108 west Fourth Street.

1906, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, J W Ground & T K Irwin , mine operators, 2nd floor Hannum building, residence 1728 Ground Place.

J W Ground, with Thomas K Irwin formed a company under the firm name of Ground & Irwin. They leased land and opened up the famous Dunning mine one among the best producers of the county, located 6 miles east of Joplin and was paying its owners about $500 per day for over a year. Irwin's son, Edgar, managed the mine then they sold the property for a quarter of a million dollars. ~ Source, in part: The Biographical Record of Jasper County, Missouri By Malcolm G. McGregor.

T. K. Irwin, J. W. Ground, and the late Frank Hill with others around 1906, built and conducted a large sulphur concentrating concentrating plant at Cody, Teton county, Wyoming. Irwin also helped build Joplin-Pittsburg railway line. At time of Mr. Irwin's 1916 death, they were associated in a number of business enterprises.

1909, Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri, president Pittsburg & Kansas City Railway company, 312 First National Bank building, residence 3516 Summit.

1915, Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri, vice president Pittsburg & Kansas City Railway company, 306 First National Bank building, residence 3516 Summit.

1917, Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri, vice president Joplin & Pittsburg Railway company, 306 First National Bank building, residence 3516 Summit.

~ The home later served as Stone Memorial Hospital then Chamberlin Chiropractic center.

Death: at 3526 Summit, Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri of arteriosclerosis at age 73,
Missouri Death Certificate found online at Mo Digital Archives
informant: son Curtis Ground.

Father: Andrew J. Ground b: JAN 1820 North Carolina.
Mother: Levina Eisenhour b: about 1822 Tennessee.

Marriage 1: Martha Ellen (currently unknown) b: 29 OCT 1847 Indiana.
Married: about 1873 in Indiana.

Known Children

Nellie L Ground b: about 1874 Indiana.

Blanche Ground b: JAN 1876 Indiana.

Jessie Ground b: MAR 1878 Indiana.

John W Ground b: 14 APR 1881 Kansas.

Philo Ground b: 22 JAN 1883 (gravestone, 1884) Kansas.

Marriage 2: Flora B Dehner b: 14 APR 1860 Illinois.
Married: 26 JUL 1887 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.

Known Children

Walter Ground b: 2 JUN 1888 Missouri.

Hazel Ground b: JAN 1890 Missouri.

Maude Ground b: DEC 1891 Missouri.

John W Ground b: 29 NOV 1894 Missouri.

Lois W Ground b: 27 APR 1896 Missouri.

Katherine Ground (twin) b: 7 JUN 1898 Missouri.

Paul Ground (twin) b: 7 JUN 1898 Missouri.

Curtis Curian Ground b: SEP 1899 Missouri.

NOTE: month & year of some birth dates are from 1900 Federal census.

Ground family research information prepared and presented by Bill Boggess and Nancy J. Brewer.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew J. Ground (1819 - 1902)
  Lavina Ground (1822 - 1878)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha Ellen Holmes Ground (1847 - 1886)
  Flora B. Dehner Ground (1860 - 1950)
 
 Children:
  Jessie Ground Barnett (1878 - 1963)*
  John Wesley Ground (1881 - 1881)*
  Philo E. Ground (1884 - 1900)*
  Walter A. Ground (1888 - 1888)*
  Hazel Ground Vick (1890 - 1967)*
  John Wesley Ground (1894 - 1965)*
  Lois W. Ground (1896 - 1986)*
  Katherine Ground (1898 - 1981)*
  Paul Ground (1898 - 1898)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Wesley Ground (1847 - 1921)
  Brunetta Carolyn Ground Givens (1855 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Sector Bl 8 Lot 13 Sp 1
 
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: May 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52871994
John Wesley Ground, Sr
Added by: NJBrewer
 
John Wesley Ground, Sr
Added by: NJBrewer
 
John Wesley Ground, Sr
Added by: NJBrewer
 
 
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"Generations pass like leaves fall from our family tree. Each season new life blossoms and grows benefiting from the strength and experience of those who went before."
- NJBrewer
 Added: May. 7, 2015

- Bill
 Added: Apr. 2, 2012
 
 
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