|Birth: ||1897, USA|
|Death: ||1911, USA|
He would have been my Uncle. He is shown on the front kiosk area of the cemetery as Earby Groves, but my family always called him Earbee, and that is what it says on his headstone. I think Earby may have been a phonetic error. Earbee was a surname for some second cousins of his mother, and I have no doubt that is where the name came from.
Earbee may have actually been killed in Hollis, Oklahoma. I'm not sure. His mother (my grandmother) and some of the other children were visiting from Oklahoma to family in Hillsboro when the news came by telegram that Earbee had been accidentally shot and killed by his beloved brother. His sister, my favorite Aunt Dorothy, said he was a beautiful child. Sadly, she was only about 9 years old and received the telegram out on the sidewalk. She took it inside to give to her mother and her grandparents. They read of the tragedy, and were overcome with grief. His father brought his body to Hilsboro, probably by train. Now Earbee, and several of his brothers, and both of his parents and two of his grandparents all share Section 6. There is, unfortunately, no known existing photo of him. My father wasn't born until about a year after his death, and I think he kind of lived in the shadow of this event most of his long life.
I know we were taught very early not to ever play with guns.
Hillsboro City Cemetery
Created by: Indigo Falls
Record added: Feb 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17907443