"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

Martha Matilda Furrow Greenman
b. 22 Mar 1891 Maple Rapids, Gratiot County, Michigan
m. Hawley Manigold 25 Jan 1908 Thompsonville, Benzie County, Michigan
m. Ernest J. Fitzgerald 1 Jan 1912 Hollister, Wexford County, Michigan
m. Ralph Helferich 2 Feb 1929 Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
m. Franklin Newberry King 
m. Chester Clinton Greenman 21 May 1955 Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
d. 21 Oct 1973 Onekama, Manistee County, Michigan
buried Oakwood City Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Traverse City Record Eagle
Monday, October 22, 1973

Page 13

Greenman- Martha M. Greenman, 83, formerly of Old Mission Peninsula, passed away Sunday at Omekama Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rufus (Joanne) Blaylock of Traverse City, Mrs. Basil (Dorothy) Worm of Battle Creek, and Mrs. Lawerence (Grace) Helfrich of Muskegon; Two sons Thomas L. Fitzgerald of Traverse City, and Alvin Jack Fitzgerald of Lansing; and other relatives. Mrs. Greenman is also survived by 32 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and [great] great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband Chester, who passed away in 1970; a daughter Amber June Sanderson; three brothers and two sisters. She was born at Lake Odessa, Mich., March 22, 1891 to the late Francis and Elnora Furrow. Friends may call at the Martinson Funeral Home in Traverse City from which services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. by Rev. Larry Beaverson. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Monday, October 24, 2011

What happened to Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Anthony Gale

Lieutenant Colonel Commadant Anthony Gale was the 4th Commandant of the United States Marie Corps.  The following link was sent to me by my husband and an interesting genealogy article from Leatherneck magazine.


I found it to be very interesting reading about a hisotrical figure lost in time.  Perhaps someday genealogists will reveal the answers to the questions provided in the article.

What do you think?

Happy Hunting!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

Lillian Helen Lardie Wood
b. 14 May 1899 Old Mission, Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
m. Stanley William Wood 9 June 1919 Mapleton, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
d. 19 October 1975 Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
buried 22 October 1975 St Joseph's Catholic Church, Mapleton, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

Magdalena Yorda Jordi Courtade
b. 16 Nov 1849 Switzerland
m. Peter Courtade
d. 7 October 1922
buried 11 Oct 1922 Oakwood Catholic Cemetery, Traverse City, Michigan