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John Cloud Grubbs (1836 - 1878)

Dr. John Cloud Grubbs
Born in Pine Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Apr 1871 (to 10 Oct 1878) in Luckiamute, Polk County, Oregonmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Benton, Oregon, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 May 2017
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Biography

John Cloud Grubbs was born on the 26th of May, 1836 in Pine Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. His parents were Susan Austin and John Cloud Grubbs.

The Grubbs family moved from Pennsylvania to Michigan and then later to Corvallis, Oregon. "John Cloud Grubbs went to what became Willimatte University and graduated with his brother Frank and sisten Margaretta in the first graduating class. He later went back to Michigan, attended Medical School, became a physician and returned to Oregon."[1]

"John Cloud (Grubbs), was a medical student and enlisted in the Union army during the Civil War, being assigned to scout duty on the staff of General Hooker ; while engaging in some delicate work necessitated by his duties he was shot and narrowly escaped capture, regaining the Union lines in safety; after the war he graduated M.D. from the University of Michigan and practiced in the west."[2]

After his service in the Civil War John C. Grubbs "made his way back to see "Relatives" in Pittsburg, PA. Then took a course in Chemistry, Pharmacy and Medicine in the Medical Dept. of the Univ. of Michigan. Then back home to OLD OREGON via the way of Isthmus of Panama."[3][4]

He married Madelia N. Nealley in The Dalles, Oregon on April 16, 1871. He was the father of Frank, Ilsie Elma, Eugenia Ethelwyn, Leroy, and Zea Genevieve Grubbs.

On the 10th of October, 1878 John C. Grubbs "drowned while on the river in a skiff, duck hunting. Though a good swimmer, when his boat overturned he was laden with a hunting vest filled with cartridges and heavy boots. His body was recovered a month later."[5]

Timeline

1836 - Son of Susan Austin and John Cloud Grubbs.

1878 - Drowned while on the river in a skiff, duck hunting. Though a good swimmer, when his boat overturned he was laden with a hunting vest filled with cartridges and heavy boots. His body was recovered a month later.[6]

1878 - Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Corvallis, Benton County. Oregon, USA.

Genealogical Proof Standard

Research Notes

From Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania:

John Cloud (Grubbs), was a medical student and enlisted in the Union army during the Civil War, being assigned to scout duty on the staff of General Hooker ; while engaging in some delicate work necessitated by his duties he was shot and narrowly escaped capture, regaining the Union lines in safety; after the war he graduated M.D. from the University of Michigan and practiced in the west.

From "War Record of Dr. J. C. Grubbs. Compiled by F. H. Grubbs. Portland, OR 1908."

The book talks of J. C. Grubbs during his Civil War days when he left Oregon, serviced with the UNION ARMy, made his way back to see "Relatives" in PITTSBURG, PA. Then took a course in Chemistry, Pharmacy and Medicine in the Medical Dept. of the Univ. of Michigan. Then back home to OLD OREGON via the way of Isthmus of Panama.[7][8]

Links

Acknowledgments

Sources

  1. "Grubbs, George." "Post by Caroline N. Pinkers." Ancestry Message Boards, 2002. Accessed March 29th, 2019. https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=534&p=surnames.grubbs.
  2. "Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, Volume 1, edited by John Woolf Jordan." "Page 430." Google Books. Accessed March 29th, 2019. https://books.google.com/books?id=rMswAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA430&ots=Tu1YKwt9Tx&dq=John%20Cloud%20Grubbs&pg=PA430#v=onepage&q=John%20Cloud%20Grubbs&f=false.
  3. "Grubbs, George." "Post by Scott Grubbs." Ancestry Message Boards, 2003. Accessed March 29th, 2019. https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=534&p=surnames.grubbs.
  4. "War Record of Dr. J. C. Grubbs." Compiled by F. H. Grubbs. Portland, OR 1908.
  5. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVVG-SSSY : 13 December 2015), John Cloud Grubbs, 1878; Burial, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States of America, IOOF Cemetery; citing record ID 19081291, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  6. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVVG-SSSY : 13 December 2015), John Cloud Grubbs, 1878; Burial, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States of America, IOOF Cemetery; citing record ID 19081291, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. "Grubbs, George." "Post by Scott Grubbs." Ancestry Message Boards, 2003. Accessed March 29th, 2019. https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=534&p=surnames.grubbs.
  8. "War Record of Dr. J. C. Grubbs." Compiled by F. H. Grubbs. Portland, OR 1908.

See also:

  • First-hand information. Entered by Erik Granstrom at registration.
  • Granstrom Family Photo Collection. In possession of Erik Granstrom on July 19, 2017, Sandy, Oregon.
  • "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQMJ-VLJ : 5 December 2014), John C. Grubbs in entry for Frank C. Grubbs, 29 Jul 1957; citing Mansfield, Douglas, Washington, reference 12578, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,721.
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF8Z-3TB : 12 April 2016), John C Grubbs in household of John Grubbs, Berrien county, Berrien, Michigan, United States; citing family 2147, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N314-WHP : 10 March 2018), John Cloud Grubbs in entry for Eugenia Ethelwin Kirchner, 06 Jun 1957; citing Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, reference 11418, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,721.
  • "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQMJ-VLJ : 10 March 2018), John C. Grubbs in entry for Frank C. Grubbs, 29 Jul 1957; citing Mansfield, Douglas, Washington, reference 12578, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,721.

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