This Day In History: 1937-01-03
Funeral services were held at the Bogert Chapel in Fardule for John DeGroat who died of a heart ailment after a two-month illness. He was born in Darlington on June 14th, 1855 and was the son of Willian and Sarah DeGroat. He was 82 years old. He had been in the employ of all three of the area’s large estates, working for Mr. McMillan, Mr. Havenmeyer and Mrs. Crocker at various times.