Dr Albert Field Groves

Dr Albert Field Groves

Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Death 22 Jun 1938 (aged 84)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 11, Lot 37, 6 ft. SEC
Memorial ID 76886364 · View Source
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Arrived in Brainerd in 1885.

•See Dr. David P. Bigger.
•See Frederick Mervin "Buff" McNaughton.
•See Margaret Johnson Hemstead.
•See Dr. Werner Hemstead.
•See Charlotte Grandelmeyer.
•See Fred A. Farrar.
•See Emma E. Forsythe.
•See Edwin Peck.
•See James M. Elder.
•See Nicholi C. Johnson.
•See John E. Pryde.
•See Susan Deiter.
•See Henry I. Cohen.
•See Allen F. Ferris.
•See George W. Holland.
•See Caroline Morrison Grandelmeyer.
•See James S. Gardner.

...He received his education at his native place and the Hitchcock Free High School, Brimfield, Massachusetts, where he was fitted for entrance to Yale College. Illness deferred his entry at this time and he engaged in manufacturing and learned the printer's art. In 1876-77 he received his first course in Medicine at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan. He then entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Department, Columbia University, from which institution he was graduated in 1879. He located at Oswego, New York for two years, then moved to Bradford, Pennsylvania where he practiced two years, then he moved to Sanborn, North Dakota where he was located for two years and seven months and while there was appointed Surgeon for the Northern Pacific Railroad. He was then called to Brainerd, Minnesota, to act as consultant and entered general practice, which he continued until 1906. Since that time he has been a Specialist of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, located at Brainerd, Minnesota. From 1901 to 1907 he was a member of the State Medical Examining Board. He is a member of the Minnesota State and American Medical Society, and he is very much interested in this genealogy. (A History and Genealogy of the Groves Family in America Descendants of the Nicholas La Groves of Beverly, Massachusetts, William Taylor Groves, University of Michigan; 1915, p. 49)

      Dr. Groves has been removed to the Sanitarium. He has typhoid fever. (Brainerd Dispatch, 09 September 1887, p. 4, c. 3)

      Dr. Groves had ten dollar's worth of fun on Tuesday morning—at least that was the fine imposed upon him by Judge Chiperfield in the Municipal court yesterday for shooting a dog belonging to Charles Cole. The Doctor has two or three bird dogs which he prizes very highly and on Tuesday morning one of them got tangled up with Mr. Cole's dog near the Arlington hotel, and he shot twice at the dog which he considered to be the offender, and which he claims is in the habit of pitching into his dogs. The arrest was made under the ordinance regulating the shooting of fire arms in the city limits. Mr. Groves plead his own case before the court. (Brainerd Dispatch, 26 August 1892, p. 4, c. 6)

               Dr. A. F. Groves Lecture.

      On next Monday evening Dr. A. F. Groves will deliver the fifth lecture of the series at the Y. M. C. A. The subject will be "medical and surgical hints." There are hundreds of persons in their graves today simply because no one knew what to do between the time of sending for the doctor, and the doctor arriving. This lecture will be free and everybody should come with note book and pencil. (Brainerd Dispatch, 02 March 1894, p. 4, c. 5)

      The Y. M. C. A. rooms were well filled with ladies and gentlemen last Monday evening to hear Dr. A. F. Groves lecture on "Medical and Surgical Hints." While the doctor does not profess to be a lecturer, he imparted a great deal of valuable information, and those who were so lucky as to be present, carried home with them something that will be of service to them some time in the future. (Brainerd Dispatch, 09 March 1894, p. 4, c. 3)

      Dr. A. F. Groves lost a nice fur robe from his sleigh Monday evening. While making a professional call some sneak thief purloined the robe, the Doctor being absent from his rig not to exceed fifteen minutes. (Brainerd Dispatch, 25 December 1896, p. 4, c. 4)

      Dr. A. F. Groves left on Sunday evening for a week's visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Groves of Bradford, Penn. The latter were to celebrate their golden wedding on the 30th inst. and the doctor timed his visit so as to be present on the occasion. (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 March 1899, p. 8, c. 4)


      Born at Rockville, Conn. Educated at the public school of Rockville, the Hitchcock Free Academy at Brimfield, Mass., the University of Michigan, and received his degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia College, New York.
      He began practice at Oswego, N. Y., and two years later moved to Bradford, Pa., practiced there for two years and came West to the Dakotas, where he was surgeon for the N. P. R. R., coming to Brainerd in 1885, where he was consulting surgeon for the same road for four years. He was a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners for six years, also a member of the School Board, and is a member of the Masons, Elks, Woodmen, and the District, State and American Medical Society. His practice is confined to the diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. (Special Publication, 1910, p. 20, Brainerd Tribune, A. J. Halsted, Editor and Publisher)

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Albert Field Groves (15 Apr 1854–22 Jun 1938), Find a Grave Memorial no. 76886364, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .