Thursday, January 30, 2014

Volunteer Bob Grove and His Grandfather Jesse

Volunteer Bob Grove
Bob Grove began volunteering with us in December 2012.  Since then he has helped with several tasks such as cataloging archival materials, scanning Jail Register volumes, preparing document collections for scanning and helping with box pickups and deliveries.  Bob is a native of Newark, Ohio.  He graduated from Newark Catholic High School and Denison University.  He is currently employed as an Imaging and File Clerk with the Licking County Prosecutor's Office.
Jesse Grove on the far right, with staff in
the Licking County Courthouse (undated, ca. 1925)

Bob also donated pictures to us of his grandfather Jesse Grove.  Jesse Grove was Licking County Auditor from 1923-31, and Mayor of Newark from 1936-40.  He was a mailman before he was elected Auditor, and he farmed along Flint Ridge Road after his term as Mayor.  If you have any old pictures of people in Licking County Government which you would allow us to copy or to have, we would be happy to talk to you.  You can contact us at tel. 740-670-5121, or by sending us a message at  http://www.lcounty.com/frmFeedback.aspx .

We have more volunteer opportunities at the present time. If you are interested in helping us out, one potential project is transcribing interviews of persons who lived or worked in the Licking County Children's Home.  Other possible projects are cataloging materials, preparing items for scanning, and indexing names from older Licking County records.  Please contact Bill Markley at tel. 740-670-5121 if you would like to be a volunteer with us.