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ralph greenman and a daisy greenman
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Nov 24, 2014
6:37 AM
I found that ralph was an inmate at at county farm in the 1930. was wondering if anyone knows why he was there if he was insane , as I understand it it was an insane asylim back then also.any info. would be great. as for daisy, I found she was in and out of state mental hospitals, was wondering how or if I can find out why she was there, records or something. any info for either one would be very appreciated.
3 posts
Nov 24, 2014
4:31 PM
ralph and daisy greenman are brother and sister.their parents were William greenman and polly jewett. having trouble finding info about them.
994 posts
Nov 25, 2014
11:27 AM
I'll check our Tampico Tornado newspaper for an obit on all of them. His obit is in the Sterling Gazette, which is archived @ Sterling Public Library. Contact Marilyn Anderson in their Genealogy Dept. to obtain a copy. SPL-Genealogy@comcast.net. Here is how he is listed on their online index:
Subject Description Date Location
Greenman, Ralph obituary 7 Sep 1945;10;5
Greenman, Ralph funeral 11 Sep 1945;6;7

Subject Description Date Location
Greenman, Polly Jewell (William) obituary 19 Oct 1908;5;1

Subject Description Date Location
Gifford, Daisy Greenman (Harry) obituary 19 Sept 1933;6;3
Gifford, Daisy Greenman (Harry) funeral rites 22 Sept 1933;8;3

Here is some information on the Whiteside County Poor Farm/Insane Asylum

Last Edited by Denise on Nov 25, 2014 11:36 AM
5 posts
Nov 25, 2014
12:54 PM
thank you for the info. hopefully I can get the obits mailed to me.
995 posts
Nov 25, 2014
2:11 PM
He is listed as being buried in the Potters Field on Genealogy Trails: http://genealogytrails.com/ill/whiteside/cempotter.html
He is also listed as being buried in our Tampico Memorial Cemetery, although I could not find his headstone photo. So we could be in error.

Last Edited by Denise on Nov 25, 2014 2:12 PM
1002 posts
Dec 08, 2014
8:35 AM
TAMPICO TORNADO, Sept. 13, 1945
Funeral services for Ralph Greenman, former Tampico resident, were held in the Parent Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Organ music preceding and following the service was by Mrs. R. F. Woods who also accompanied Mrs. A. A. Yarde who sang two hymns, "Saved by Grace" and "At the End of the the Road." Rev. Harold Frost, astor of the Tampico Church of Christ, used I Thessalonians 4:13-18 as the scripture reading and gave a message of comfort on the theme "Shall a Man Live Again."

Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: J. H. Hellier, Ralph Glassburn, Dean Forward, Otto Bruder, Hubert Darby and Fred Greenman.

Ralph Greenman was born at Tampico, Ill., Sept. 18, 1885, the son of William and Polly Greenman.

He was reared and educated in Tampico and employed in various capacities until about 20 years ago, when he went to Round Grove.

Mr. Greenman was musically inclined and would entertain relatives and friends who visited him by imitating any kind of musical instrument and by playing the harmonica.

He was in apparent good health until taken suddenly ill while attending the county fair at Morrison and removed in the hospital. He passed away Thursday afternoon at the Morrison hosptial just 12 days before his 61st birthday.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, seven brothers and sisters.

Those who survive him are two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Forward of Tampico and Mrs. Gertrude Morse of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two brothers, Jay Greenman of Rock Falls and Charles Greenman of Regina, Sask, Canada. He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews besides friends to mourn his passing.
1003 posts
Dec 08, 2014
8:53 AM
TAMPICO TORNADO, Sept. 21, 1933
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock in the Parent parlor for Mrs. Daisy Gifford who passed away at the Moline hospital Tuesday morning afer a long lingering illness. Rev. W. W. Maxwell officiated.
Daisy Greenman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Greenman, was born April 15, 1872 at Yorktown and passed away Sept. 19, 1933.

She was united in marriage to Harry Gifford June 9, 1893. To this union was born one daughter.

Those left to mourn her loss are her daughter Mrs. Clausene Wagner and two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Forward of Tampico, Mrs. Gertrude Morse of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mrs. Bertha Sigman of Rock Falls; and three brothers, Jay of Rock Falls, Charles of Regina, Can., and Ralph of Round Grove.

Her parents, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

She became a member of the M. E. church Sept. 11, 1898, during the pastorate of Rev. O. E. Reade.

Burial was in the Tampico cemetery beside her parents.

Last Edited by Denise on Dec 08, 2014 8:56 AM

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