Grover Cleveland Bigham

Male 1892 - 1965  (72 years)


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  • Name Grover Cleveland Bigham  [1
    Born 20 Jul 1892  Temple, Bell, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 1965  Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 15 Jun 1965  Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Greenwood Cemetery
    Person ID I7978  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Rufus Monroe Bigham,   b. 25 Jan 1852, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1912, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sallie Marcella Lincecum,   b. 8 Jan 1861, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1930  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Poston 
    Married 10 Mar 1913  Temple, Bell, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Doris Bigham  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jul 1892 - Temple, Bell, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Mar 1913 - Temple, Bell, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1965 - Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Jun 1965 - Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - Temple Daily Telegram (Texas)
      Friday, 26 January 1912 [via The Portal to Texas History -- http://texashistory.unt.edu]
      PERSONAL MENTION

      Grover Bigham submitted yesterday to an appendiceal operation at the Santa Fe hospital and late in the day was reported to be doing nicely.

      - Temple Daily Telegram (Texas)
      Saturday, 6 September 1913 [via The Portal to Texas History -- http://texashistory.unt.edu]
      GHOSTLY LIGHTS WERE BIG METEORS

      That Seems to Be Only Explanation of Strange Sky Speeders Seen Here and at Other Places.

      Thos ghostly lights which flew over Temple Thursday night about 7 o'clock and were seen by W. C. Couey were some speeders. Grover Bigham, a Santa Fe brakeman, observed the same lights from the cupola of the caboose at about the same time, and the conductor and another brakeman verifies his statement. The same phenomenon -- or rather, phenomena -- were observed at San Antonio at about 7.10 p. m. Numbers of persons observed them, stating that they flew about 300 feet above a lake and then went out.

      According to the statement of one San Antonian, the lights were about ten feet apart and were apparently joined together by some drk [sic] object, resembling the body of a huge motor car. Inasmuch as the lights were observed at about the same hour at each place, it is reasonable to suppose they were nothing more or less than great meteors flying millions of miles away, and the peculiar condition of the atmosphere made them appear very close.

      - Informant on Grover's death certificate was J. A. Newsome. Cause of death was Cerebral Arterial Insufficiency and Arteriosclerosis General. Other factor noted was Terminal Broncho Pneumonia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S516] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Image of certificate for Mr. Grover Cleveland Bigham, d. 12 June 1965 at Tarrant County.

    2. [S1087] Temple Daily Telegram, Temple, Texas (online archive), "Bigham - Poston," issued 11 March 1913, accessed 13 January 2018, names of interest: Mr. Grover Bigham and Miss Mildred Poston.