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Elijah Russel "Skinney" Granaman

Male 1881 - 1948


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  • Name  Elijah Russel "Skinney" Granaman  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname  Skinney 
    Alt. Birth  16 Jul 1881  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born  17 Jul 1881  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Granaman [no first name]; Birth Date: July 16, 1881; Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa; Father's Name: Wm. Fred Granaman; Father's Birthplace: Prussia; Father's Age: 32; Mother's Name: Frances Augusta Soober; Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania; Mother's Age: 26; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05035-8; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956346
    Census  1930  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Married, living with his wife Meda and ten children:) Line #73, Dwelling #217, Family #221: Ligi O. Granaman, head of household, rented his home, $2/month rent, had a radio, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 48, married, first married at age 29, did not attend school during the previous year, could read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Pennsylvania, state code 65, could speak English, occupation laborer, industry tile ?ing, code VIVV, at work not unemployed at time of census, not a veteran
    Funeral Notice  22 May 1948  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • FUNERAL NOTICE: GILES SERVICE

      Funeral services for Mr. Elijah Granaman, age 66, 408 May Avenue, Burlington, who passed away May 22, will be held at the Giles funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Reverend Russell Johnson officiating. Interment in Memorial Park cemetery.
    Obituary  22 May 1948  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Elijah Granaman, 66, of 408 May avenue, died Saturday (May 22, 1948) about 8 a.m. on highway 99 near Kingston while on a fishing trip to Oakville by car.

      Granaman was riding in a car driven by his son, Thomas. He complained of pains in his chest and asked to be taken back home, according to the son. He was brought to Mercy hospital but died en route.

      Death was due to a heart attack and no inquest will be held, according to Robert O. Giles county coroner.

      Granaman was born July 17, 1881, at Sperry, the son of William and Frances Granaman.

      On July 3, 1912 (sic: 1911), he married Bera Bjork at Mediapolis. He was a member of the Baptist faith and a plasterer by trade.

      Surviving are the widow; 8 daughters, Mrs. Melba Statter, Mrs. Laverne Peterson, Mrs. Frank Osbach, Mrs. Henry Hequiet, Ona, Pauline, Marjorie and Leola Mae, all of Burlington; 2 sons, Willard, of Glendale, California, and Thomas, at home; 6 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Charles, Sperry, Grover, Martin, and Jeff, of Burlington, and a sister, Mrs. G. A. Isett, of Glendale, California.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery Book records  [6
    • Name: Elijah R. Granaman; Born: 07/17/1881; Died: 05/22/1948; Interred: 05/25/1948; Garden: Lutheran; Lot: 347; Space: 6
    Died  22 May 1948  near Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Cause: a heart attack 
    Buried  25 May 1948  Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery, West Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Person ID  I22144  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Fred Granaman,   b. 9 Apr 1846, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1917, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ella Frances "Frances" Sorber,   b. 29 Oct 1853, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1941 
    Alt. Marriage  7 Apr 1876  Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Married  27 Apr 1876  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: William Grannaman; Groom's Birth Date: 1849; Groom's Age: 27; Bride's Name: Fannie Sorber; Bride's Birth Date: 1854; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 27 April 1876; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02529-9; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956352; Reference Number: item 1
    Issue 
    • There were at least six children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F20427  Group Sheet

    Family  Beda Ellinor Bjork,   b. 3 Aug 1887, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1967, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Jul 1911  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Alt. Marriage  3 Jul 1912  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Elijah R. Granaman; Groom's Birth Date: 1882; Groom's Birthplace: Sperry, Iowa; Groom's Age: 29; Bride's Name: Vada E. Bjork; Bride's Birth Date: 1887; Bride's Birthplace: Mediapolis; Bride's Age: 24; Marriage Date: 3 July 1911; Marriage Place: Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: William Granaman; Groom's Mother's Name: Frances Sorber; Bride's Father's Name: John Aug. Bjork; Bride's Mother's Name: Louise Anderson; Groom's Race: White; Bride's Race: White
    Children 
     1. Melva Verna Louise "Toots" Granaman,   b. 14 Mar 1913, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2005, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Williard Omer Russel Granaman,   b. 9 Apr 1915, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1986, Burlington Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ona Frances Marie "Sis" Granaman,   b. 9 Jun 1917, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1991, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Lela Ellenora Granaman,   b. 24 Feb 1919, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968
     5. Pauline V. Granaman,   b. 26 Oct 1920, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1993, Muscatine General Hospital, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Grace Leone Granaman,   b. 27 Mar 1922, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1998, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ruth Maxine Granaman,   b. 10 Mar 1923, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 2010, Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Marjorie June "Marge" Granaman
     9. Leola M. "Winkie" Granaman,   b. 31 Oct 1928, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1994, Wapello Nursing and Care Center, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Thomas John William Granaman,   b. 5 Mar 1930, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1989, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7917  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Mediapolis, Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Enumeration District #29-02; Supervisor's District #15; Sheet 7B; Page 3151; April 10, 1930

    2. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S6815] DeVilbiss, Ona Frances Marie "Sis" (Granaman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, April 5, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S5948] World Connect - Ivan Beckman Family Tree: ivanbeckman, (last updated: 2010-07-25 02:53:09 UTC (Sun), contact Ivan) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3256] Granaman, Elijah Russel "Skinney" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, May 22, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S4000] Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery Records, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1983 & 2000, publication #0323; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S10642] Granaman, Elijah Russel "Skinney" - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, May 22, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S3257] Granaman, Beda Elinor (Bjork) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 12, March 30, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).