"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.

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