James Burton Groves was born on a home- stead near Ryegate, Montana, not far from Billings, MT on October 26, 1913.
His mother, Amanda Sofia Isaacs (originally Isaacson of Norwegian descent) had grown up in Forest City, IA but decided to become a homesteader in MT when she was in her mid twenties. She met my Grandfather, William Floyd Groves, there as he had gone to MT to work in the harvest. He had been born and reared on a homestead near North Platte, NE.
|Bill & Amanda's wedding photo - November 28, 1910.|