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Ralph Waldo Gottman (1920 - 2010)

Ralph Waldo Gottman
Born in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 21 Apr 1946 in Home of Rev. Everett Bross, Palmyra, Marion County, Missourimap
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Father of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)] and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missourimap
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Ralph was born in 1920. He is the son of Bernard Gottman and Nellie Foster.

1930 lived with parents and siblings and sister in law on Rock Road, in Liberty township, Marion County, Missouri.

Obituary: January 20, 1920 - September 27, 2010 Mr. Ralph Waldo Gottman, 90, of Palmyra, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. Ralph was born January 20, 1920 in Palmyra, Missouri to William Bernard and Nellie Mae Foster Gottman. Ralph married Margaret L. Long April 21, 1946 at the home of Pastor Everett Bross in Palmyra. She survives of the home. Survivors include:daughter, Connie Schmidt & husband Terry of Palmyra; son, Mark Gottman & wife Wanette of Palmyra; grandchildren: Stacey Dunkle & husband Steve, Kim Barnett & husband John, Mike Gottman and Scott Gottman ; great grandchildren: Heather Ward, Hunter and Courtney Griffith, Evan and Blake Barnett, Reese and Drew Gottman. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: D. W. , Stanley and Chauncey Gottman. He had formerly worked for Crown Shoe Factory and Gardner Denver Company in Quincy. Also, he had worked on the family farm for many years. He attended the former Suter Country School. Ralph enjoyed playing cards & especially loved spending time with his family. Ralph served in the 129th Army infantry during WWII and was a veteran of the northern Solomons and southern Philippine campaigns. He received two bronze stars serving as a heavy machine gunner with five overseas bars and received the Asiatic-Pacific theatre campaign ribbon. Mr. Gottman was a life member of the Boots-Dickson Post #174 of the American Legion. He was a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Rev. Eric Anderson will officiate. Entombment with military rites will be at the Palmyra Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Palmyra United Methodist Church . Casket bearers are Mike Gottman, Scott Gottman, Bill Gottman, Melvin Gottman,John Barnett IV, and Steve Dunkle.


  • 1930 census, Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Liberty, Marion, Missouri; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 2340946; Source Information: 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Memorial #88168893.

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