Simon Groat, native and practically life-long resident of Florence, died at his home in that town
at 10:30 Tuesday morning. He had been in poor health for a long time, having a complication of
ailments. The passing of Mr. Groat was the second death in his family within a week, his sister,
Mrs. Willard Rood of Taberg, having preceded him in death just five days before.
Deceased was a son of George and Matilda Rice Groat and he was born in Florence September 13, 1855.
He married Miss Rose Paddock who died years ago. Surviving are three sons George, William and Orin
Groat, the two former living in Florence and the latter in Osceola, and a daughter, Mrs. May Finch
GROAT - In Florence, N.Y. Jan. 11, 1927, Simon Groat, in his 72nd year.
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