Henry Nathan Grubaugh was born in 1922 to Martin Luther Grubaugh and Minnie Love Webb. He was the youngest of their five children. His siblings were Cecil Elno Grubaugh (1912-1981), William Arthur Grubaugh (1914-1983), Anna Elizabeth Grubaugh Coppedge (1917-1972) and Ernest Luther Grubaugh (1917-2009). While Henry was still very young, Martin abandoned the family, leaving Minnie to raise them on her own. Minnie never remarried, but Martin remarried a number of times. Martin married Mentie Ellen Wolfe in about 1926, but she died in 1928. They didn't have any children. He then married Mary Lou Baggett in 1928 and had one daughter, Mary Ailleen Grubaugh (1930-1997) with her. The fate of Mary Lou Baggett Grubaugh is still unknown. Shortly after 1940, Martin married Ida Mae Hoya and they had one child, David Wayne Grubaugh (1941-2009). So, Henry had two half-siblings in addition to his 4 full siblings.
Henry served in the Army in World War II, enlisting on 28 Sep 1945 and mustering out on 8 Sep 1948. He served in Germany. Henry married Elsie Rebecca Greeney on 25 Sep 1946 in Jefferson, Marion County, TX.
Henry and Elsie had two children, Tony Rand Grubaugh (b.1948) and Doyle Edwin Grubaugh (b.1949). Elsie died in 1986 and Henry died 5 years later. He never remarried.
Elsie Rebecca Greeney Grubaugh
1930–1986 (m. 1946)
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