12 September 2012

Henry Goldenstein Makes Little Ones Out Of Big Ones


This article was obtained digitally today on http://archive.quincylibrary.org--the website of the Quincy, Illinois, Public Library

I have been blogging about Henry Goldenstein who died in 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri, in questionable circumstances. A search for Henry Goldenstein on the digital archive of newspapers at the Quincy Library website revealed the article that appears as a part of this post.

Basically this Henry Goldenstein got a little liquored up, got out of control, and got arrested. Unable to pay his fine, he served time in the Adams County, Illinois, jail. One has to love the phrase "strenuous art of making little ones out of big ones."

The image in this post is slightly altered from the original. The original newspaper clipping was one column only and included the headline. The image in this blog post was created by splitting the column in half and putting the bottom half on the right hand side. The original headline was moved to center it. This was done to create a nicer image for this blog post. The original image on the library's website does have some "issues." Those "issues" can be seen on the left hand side of the right hand column of the image used for this blog post.

Which Henry Is It?


One does not want to immediately conclude that this Henry Goldenstein is the one for whom I am looking. My Henry had first many first cousins in the Adams and Hancock County, Illinois, area. In the interest of establishing identity as concretely as possible, only the children of his father's brothers are a concern (children of the sisters have a different last name). Henry's one uncle lived in south-central Hancock County and given the location, this Henry likely is not any son of that brother. Henry's father had another brother who lived in Adams County, Illinois, not all that far from my Henry's family. I need to determine that there was not a Henry in that family.

Part of the problem is that no other members of Henry's family are named in this article (although it may be clear why). The families of all the Goldensteins should be located in the 1910 and 1920 census in order to determine just where all these people were.

The article mentions a court case and those records may provide additional information on the other family members.

Local newspapers closer to Camp Point may mention names.

I'm thinking this is my Henry and we'll have the reasons why in a future blog post--but one cannot just conclude this is the Henry I am looking for because the name matches--despite how unusual it is.

What Source Is This?

This image, if anyone should choose to use it is a derivative. Not only is it a digital copy of the newspaper, it's an altered digital copy which is clearly admitted in this post. If I choose to include this image in my records, I need to indicate that it has been altered.

I'm still thinking about how to cite the image correctly--the altered one. We'll have an update on that too.


Why Wasn't the Murder or Suicide Located?


A careful reading of the library's website indicates that the digital materials do not go as late as 1921. Always helps to read those things.

Stay tuned.


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