Thursday, May 7, 2015

2.12. Margaret (McIntosh) Greenbank (1853-1936)

Margaret McIntosh was born in 3 May 1852 in Pennsylvania to William Keir and Christina (Brown) McIntosh, who married in Scotland and immigrated to the United States in 1850. When the 1860 census was enumerated, the McIntosh family lived in Tennessee, Illinois. Her father was a coal miner.

She married Thomas Greenbank on 30 December 1870 in McDonough County, Illinois. He was born in 1848 in Auckland, Durham, England, and had immigrated to the United States with his parents prior to 1860. Thomas had been married before and had a son, though the marriage lasted little more than year.

In 1880 the family lived on Macomb Street in Colchester, Illinois. Thomas worked in the retail grocery business. The couple had two children, Thomas and Christina. Thomas' son by his first wife also lived with them.

Five years later Thomas and Margaret lived in Mystic, Iowa. In 1895, they lived next door to Thomas' son and his wife, and Thomas worked as a carpenter. The couple had three more children after 1880:
  • Frank John Greenbank (son by first wife, Martha Jane Guy), born about 1869
  • Thomas "Tot" Greenbank, born 3 March 1872, died 27 April 1941
  • Christiana Greenbank, born about 1875, died 9 January 1926
  • Jessie Greenbank, born 13 February 1885, died 22 May 1910
  • Richard Harrison Greenbank, born 25 November 1889, after 1940
  • Ethel Greenbank, born 4 September 1895, died 11 December 1915
The 1895 Iowa state census was the last time Thomas Greenbank was enumerated with his wife and children. In 1900 he was a patient at the Iowa Hospital for the Insane in Henry, Iowa. His marital status was listed as single. Margaret lived with three of her children, Richard, Jessie, and Ethel, as well as her widowed mother. Margaret told the census taker she was married. James Muir lived in the home as a boarder, and worked in Mystic as a coal miner.

When the 1910 census was enumerated Margaret lived in Mystic with her two daughters and listed her marital status as widowed. James Muir was no longer a boarder in Margaret's home. Her husband, Thomas Greenbank was continued to be a patient at the insane asylum, which was then called Mount Pleasant Hospital for the Insane. He was a patient through 1915 and perhaps longer though he was not included as a patient in the 1920 census.

Margaret and James Muir married on 9 January 1913 in Princeton, Missouri. The Iowa state census was taken in 1915 and Margaret and James lived together in Mystic and James worked in the coal mines. In 1914 Margaret's youngest daughter Ethel, likely had an illegitimate child she named Robert Greenbank. He lived with his grandmother until her death. His mother, Ethel, died in 1915.

Five years later, Margaret's son, Richard was divorced and lived with his mother and nephew, Robert, who was enumerated as Robert Muir. Interestingly, James Muir did not live in Mystic but rather in Nineveh, Missouri, where he boarded with a Mrs. Ida Logsden. She lived in the same neighborhood as James' first wife, Margaret (Semple) Muir and two of his daughters. Margaret Semple died in May 1920. Margaret (McIntosh) Muir's first husband, Thomas Greenbank died in 1924.

In 1925 James Muir had returned to Mystic. He and Margaret and her grandson, Robert lived together. Margaret's divorced son Richard continued living with her and the family was joined by Margaret's son Tot, who was now also divorced.

James Muir died the following year on 18 March 1926. In 1930 Margaret, son Richard and grandson Robert lived together. Margaret died on 19 February 1936 in her home in Mystic of arterial sclerosis. She is buried in Highland Cemetery in Mystic.

'Margaret (McIntosh) Greenbank Muir's headstone,'
1860 U.S. Federal Census, Census Place: Tennessee, McDonough, Illinois; Roll: M653_201; Page: 678; Image: 318; Family History Library Film: 803201
1870 U.S. Federal Census, Census Place: Tennessee, McDonough, Illinois; Roll: M593_256; Page: 165A; Image: 669; Family History Library Film: 454755
1880 U.S. Federal Census, Census Place: Colchester, McDonough, Illinois
1900 U.S. Federal Census, Census Place: Mystic, Appanoose, Iowa; Roll: 416; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 0024; FHL microfilm: 1240416
1910 U.S. Federal Census, Census Place: Walnut, Appanoose, Iowa; Roll: T624_390; Page: 25B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1374403
1920 U.S. Federal Census, Census Place: Walnut, Appanoose, Iowa; Roll: T625_477; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 32; Image 571
1930 U.S. Federal Census, Census Place, Walnut, Appanoose, Iowa; Roll: 641; Page 17A; Enumeration District: 0028; Image: 36.0; FHL microfilm: 2340376
Global, Find A Grave, Memorial No. 144021373
U.S., Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900, 1870 Greenbank, Thomas - McIntosh, Margaret
U.S., Iowa, Death Certificate, No. 1936-14
U.S., Iowa, Select Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990, No. 14
U.S., Iowa, Select Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990, Thomas Greenbank (father)
U.S., Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, 1895 Greenbank, Margaret
U.S., Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, 1915 Muir, Margaret
U.S., Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992, Thomas Greenbank (father)
U.S., Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, 1925 Muir, Margaret
U.S., Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002, License No. 4850

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