Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Grandfather

was admitted to a U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers as a casuality of war. He was admitted to the home in Milwaukee periodically from 1931 thru 1935. I learned at age forty-six he was five feet nine inches tall; grey eyes; grey hair. I am so thrilled to see his name in print.

9 comments:

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

Great Gerry!
I wonder where he was wounded and what the nature of his injury was.

Gerry said...

As I look at this entry Joseph Sheehan Under 'Disabilityes when admitted in the Home' I believe I can read arthritis then several words illegibile then 'rt blank region blank form'
If you read his death record you will see the cod and the contributing factors. I believe I did post his death record to the blog, let me check.

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

He was hospitalized for a long time. I wonder what the original issue was.

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Sandy said...

Gerry,
Hi! My great great grandfather was also in this same Milwaukke Home, he actually died there and is buried in Milwukee. My GGGF had horrible arthritis, and after the Civil War he was struck with incredible pain in the cold months of Wisconsin. I think a lot of men had major health problems after the War, the conditions were just so horrific. If a bullet didn't get you, an illness did....I really like your blog! And ggod luck winning my jar!!!!

Gerry said...

Sandy, my grandfather also died at the Milwaukee Home and is buried in the National Cemetery there at Milwaukee. Isn't genealogy neat - to meet up with others with common happenings.
I think whether the War Between the States or WWI the 'primitive' medical care was a major factor. My gfather stayed there on and off for at least four years. Sad, sad.
Yes, I do enoy your blog. And thanks for stopping by here and leaving a comment.
Are you active in genealogy? Mine has slowed down in the last couple of years.
Gerry

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

I am very greatful for those who practice the ruls of archival reasearch and deliver the information to us, BUT, I want more. I want the information laid out in neat 'trees.' Better yet, I'd like the trees turned into a flowing narative.

I do seem to be a visual person and need a picture to get the picture.

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

When will we get a bit of genealogy news from you.

A new explanation of what you have already told us or have already come to understand yourself.

Please keep our ignorance in mind.

GerryART said...

I keep that utmost in my mind.:>)