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Mrs Mamie “Mrs. Monte” <I>Lambert</I> Grover

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Mrs Mamie “Mrs. Monte” Lambert Grover

Birth
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Death
13 Oct 1895 (aged 35–36)
Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA
Burial
Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.3149673, Longitude: -105.5762834
Plot
Row UO Lot 128 Space 5
Memorial ID
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Mamie Lambert and John A. Grover were married in Laramie on 2 Oct 1883.
She was Mr. Grover's third wife.

Per her newspaper death notice, she was a "monomaniac on the subject of not eating." She was declared to have starved herself to death. Earlier in the summer, the newspaper reported her as the subject of a search on the Laramie River where she had been considered a suicide risk.

In newspaper accounts of Mamie, she is more often referred to as "Mrs. Monte Grover." The cemetery registry also identifies her as Mrs. Monte Grover. Only her death notice identifies her as Mamie. Monte may have been a nickname coming from the card game.

Mr. Grover was a longtime holder of a license to run a gambling establishment. That included hosting prostitutes.

In the month following Mamie's death, the Laramie City Council ordered the closure of Mr. Grover's business: "His house of prostitution" (has been a) "habitation of vice and crime--an eyesore to one of the principal thoroughfares of the city long enough."

Two weeks following Mamie's death, her brother, A.E. Lambert, Kansas City, KS, visited with his wife.
Mamie is buried in the same cemetery lot as Mr. Grover's second wife, Christy Finlayson Grover.

Bio courtesy of Clint Black, April 2018.
Mamie Lambert and John A. Grover were married in Laramie on 2 Oct 1883.
She was Mr. Grover's third wife.

Per her newspaper death notice, she was a "monomaniac on the subject of not eating." She was declared to have starved herself to death. Earlier in the summer, the newspaper reported her as the subject of a search on the Laramie River where she had been considered a suicide risk.

In newspaper accounts of Mamie, she is more often referred to as "Mrs. Monte Grover." The cemetery registry also identifies her as Mrs. Monte Grover. Only her death notice identifies her as Mamie. Monte may have been a nickname coming from the card game.

Mr. Grover was a longtime holder of a license to run a gambling establishment. That included hosting prostitutes.

In the month following Mamie's death, the Laramie City Council ordered the closure of Mr. Grover's business: "His house of prostitution" (has been a) "habitation of vice and crime--an eyesore to one of the principal thoroughfares of the city long enough."

Two weeks following Mamie's death, her brother, A.E. Lambert, Kansas City, KS, visited with his wife.
Mamie is buried in the same cemetery lot as Mr. Grover's second wife, Christy Finlayson Grover.

Bio courtesy of Clint Black, April 2018.

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  • Created by: Lostnwyomn
  • Added: Oct 5, 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77703949/mamie-grover: accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Mamie “Mrs. Monte” Lambert Grover (1859–13 Oct 1895), Find a Grave Memorial ID 77703949, citing Greenhill Cemetery, Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA; Maintained by Lostnwyomn (contributor 47168791).