Saturday, December 26, 2009

Funeral Record: Thomas Groenendyke

This funeral record of Thomas GROENENDYKE was located at the Alexandria-Monroe Historical Society museum.  Thomas was my maternal 3rd-great granduncle, the brother of my Catherine GROENENDYKE.

Thomas was born October 2, 1852 near Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  He married first to Emily SMITH in February 1876, and after her death married Hettie (BALLARD) THOMAS on December 20, 1899 in Madison County, Indiana. His obituary stated that he was a large landowner in Lafayette Township, and that he operated a grain elevator in Linwood.

This funeral record gives the name of his father (Elias); the time of death (5:55 PM) and the person who ordered the funeral (Mrs. Jasper Miller).  Thomas' daughter, Cora, was married to Jasper J. MILLER.

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