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Grover Cleveland Fritz
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1887
Petrolia
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 12, 1971
Harrisville
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA

Grover Cleveland Fritz is the son of Francis Marion Fritz, Sr., and Susanna/Susan A. Barrickman.

He married Florence J. Seibel on January 24, 1925, in Castle Shannon, Allegheny Co., PA. Grover was either divorced or separated from his wife. There were no children

From book, History of Butler County, Pennsylvania, Vol. Two by C. Hale Sipe, 1927, pages 1213 and 1214:
"Grover C. Fritz was reared and educated at Petrolia, and at an early age went to Illinois, where he was interested in oil production. He returned to Petrolia in 1911 and the following year removed to Karns City, where he established his present business. Mr. Fritz owns and operates the Fritz Bowling and Billiard Hall, and in 1924 erected his modern business block on the site of the original structure, which was destroyed by fire in 1923. He also carries a complete line of confections and soft drinks. In 1925 Mr. Fritz was united in marriage with Miss Florence Seibel, the daughter of John and Maria (Fisher) Seibel, of Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania. During World War I Mr. Fritz volunteered for service in April, 1918, and was sent to Camp Humphreys, Virginia, where he was assigned to the Fifth Division. He was sent to France with the Seventh Engineers of that division and served in many important engagements of the war, including St. Michiel and the Argonne. Mr. Fritz received two citations for distinguished service in action at Bruieller and Bois de Rapper. He was discharged at Camp Dix, New Jersey, August 5, 1919. Mr. Fritz is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows."

Obituary:
Grover C. Fritz, formerly of Karns City, died at 4:20 p.m. yesterday at the Bonetti Convalescent Home, Harrisville. Born at Petrolia, Jan. 31, 1887, he was the son of the late Francis M. and Susan A. Barrickman Fritz. His wife, Florence Seibel Fritz, preceded him in death. He was the retired owner of the bowling alley and hardware store at Karns City. He was a awarded the Bronze Star for heroism. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews."

Death Notice: FRITZ--Friends of Grover C. Fritz of Harrisville, formerly of Karns City, who died Wednesday, May 12, 1971, will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday from the funeral home, with Rev. William L. Thompson, pastor of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia. Arrangements by Thompson. The family requests that memorial donations by made to the American Cancer Society.

Grover shares a headstone with his sister Georgiana Fritz.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Marion Fritz (1841 - 1909)
  Susanna Barrickman Fritz (1846 - 1932)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles A. McDonald (1868 - 1919)**
  John Richard McDonald (1872 - 1920)**
  Francis Marion Fritz (1873 - 1950)*
  Martha Elizabeth Fritz Curry (1875 - 1952)*
  Lillian Agnes Fritz Miller (1876 - 1963)*
  Ella Mae Fritz Campbell (1879 - 1967)*
  Emma Frances Fritz Curry (1882 - 1937)*
  Georgiana Fritz (1884 - 1947)*
  Grover Cleveland Fritz (1887 - 1971)
  Mary Estella Fritz Osman (1890 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
FRITZ
GROVER C. 1887 - 1971
GEORGIANA 1884 - 1947
 
Burial:
Bear Creek Cemetery
Petrolia
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 1 (First area on right when entering cemetery)
 
Created by: Beverly Osman Morris
Record added: Feb 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33650439
Grover Cleveland Fritz
Added by: Beverly Osman Morris
 
Grover Cleveland Fritz
Added by: Beverly Osman Morris
 
 
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I remember being in your hardware store when I was a young girl in the late 1940s. Rest in peace my granduncle.
- Beverly Osman Morris
 Added: Feb. 8, 2009
 
 
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