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James C. Greenman

James C. Greenman was born at Washington, Ill., May 15, 1845.  He lived on a farm until sixteen, when he ran away from home and enlisted at Chicago in the Forty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving two years and re-enlisting in the Fourth Illinois Cavalry in 1864 at Natchez, Miss.  He was mustered out June 5, 1865, at Memphis, returned to Joliet, and engaged in mercantile business two years.  In 1867 he entered the train service of the C. & A. as brakeman.  Then he became a successful freight and passenger conductor, and was for sixteen years in the passenger service.

     Mr. Greenman came to Kansas City in 1880, continued in the railroad service until 1884, and went into the real estate business with W. B. Lippincott for nine years, and was postmaster at Bristol for a term prior to 1893.  In 1895 he became the agent of the Humane Society, a position in which he has made himself known to everyone.

     He was married to Phoebe L. Dickinson at Cleveland, N. Y., June 29, 1870.  They have two children, Charles H. and H. D., thirty and twenty-eight.
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