Chester Groome (1886 - 1967)

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Chester Groome
1886 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Chester Groome was born on March 12, 1886. He died in December 1967 at 81 years old. We know that Chester Groome had been residing in Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho 83605.


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Chester Groome died in December 1967 at 81 years of age. He was born on March 12, 1886. We have no information about Chester's immediate family. We know that Chester Groome had been residing in Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho 83605.
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In 1886, in the year that Chester Groome was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1898, he was only 12 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1906, by the time he was 20 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1915, at the age of 29 years old, Chester was alive when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1967, in the year of Chester Groome's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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Sep 28, 1888 - February 1980
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Maude Groome
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Clay Groome
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Wm Groome
Mar 5, 1893 - June 1973
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Merilyn A Groome
Feb 6, 1938 - Dec 23, 1995
George Groome
Jan 10, 1895 - January 1971
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Jodi R Groome
Aug 19, 1972 - Sep 18, 1996
Evelyn Groome
Jul 21, 1912 - July 1984
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Marian Groome
Jul 27, 1887 - August 1971
Seattle, Washington
Jacqueline F Groome
Aug 22, 1936 - Sep 11, 2006
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Pamela J Groome
Aug 13, 1950 - Feb 7, 2006
Tulare, CA
Richard Groome
Jun 29, 1894 - February 1985
Torrance, California
Florence Groome
Dec 12, 1892 - August 1979
Alameda, California
Louise Groome
Apr 26, 1894 - July 1970
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Terry Groome
Nov 20, 1905 - May 1986
Punta Gorda, Florida
James Perkins Groome
Sep 15, 1918 - Jan 1, 2004
Minneapolis, MN
Fay G Groome
Oct 24, 1915 - Feb 6, 2011
Leonard Groome
May 28, 1891 - September 1969
Maywood, California
Loren E Groome
Aug 9, 1911 - Jan 26, 1991
Riverside, CA
Bessie Groome
Nov 9, 1877 - June 1974
Whittier, California

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