OK---this may or may not help. My father Lloyd Alexander Grobe was born in Ymir,B.C. on April 2, 1918. He also had a sister Edith who was somewhat older, and a brother David. Edith married Howard Whitney in Spokane. David was also married and living in Spokane. Your posting interested me because I was born Jeffrey Edward Grobe and my sister was Gale McLeod Grobe. My dad passed away in 1972. My mom Mary Page Sherman Grobe passed away in 1968. I remember that my Paternal grandfather was a miner in B.C.