|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1902|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1970|
Thelma was born on a rural homestead in Gann Valley, South Dakota; the oldest of five children.
She and her siblings were a tight knit bunch. In the mid 1920's their father moved the Dunham family to Long Beach, California to work in the oil fields (later, he became a foreman on the discovery well in the Kettleman Hills Oil Field).
Thelma married Orville / Orval William Grout in 1920. By 1926 the Grouts moved their young family to Santa Rosa, CA.
1930 US Census: her family was enumerated in Los Angeles, CA: Orville & Thelma, children: Keith, Kenneth, Robert, Marva, & Betty Grout.
All of Thelma's siblings married, each having children natural or adopted, except for Rae who was like another mother to her nieces and nephews. Job changes; better opportunities; more moves; and again all five settled near each other in Lake Co, CA. Three, including Thelma, were buried in Lake Co. The remaining two, Dorothy & Rae moved again to Billings, Montana, residing for a time side by side in a duplex before their deaths.
She was a dedicated mother and loved dearly.
Ashley Atwood Dunham (1881 - 1954)
Emilie Katie Wellman Dunham (1879 - 1931)
Orval William Grout (1903 - 1990)
Kenneth Wayne Grout (1924 - 1946)*
Robert Ashley Grout (1925 - 2006)*
Thelma J Dunham Grout (1902 - 1970)
Regnold Roy Dunham (1904 - 1985)*
Dorothy Winifred Dunham Benjamin (1906 - 1999)*
Doris Norene Dunham Dudley (1916 - 1985)*
Plot: Sec 3 Blk 185 Row D Str R, S/E
GPS (lat/lon): 39.06295, -122.92897
Maintained by: Nelda
Originally Created by: Pearlady
Record added: Jun 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14532866