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GETMAN, Richard M.


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 6/11/2021 at 15:03:42

Dr. Richard M. Getman
Born Jan 31, 1845, New York

Dr. R. M. Getman & son, as the manufacturers of Getman's Pain Relief or Mountain Herb Liniment and also of Getman's Celebrated Cough Syrup, have gained considerable notoriety, and are entitled to some mention in this volume.
Dr. Getman began the manufacture of his pain-relief liniment in 1887, with a capital of $3, all the money he had, and in the short time he has been manufacturing the same he has sold over 300,000 bottles of it. He first started out on foot with a little tin box, going through the country and making small sales. Now he has six teams on the road and has his medicine on sale at 150 places. The following wholesale drug houses handle it: Harwick, Hesse & Moore, of Sioux City; Hansons, Sionx City: and Olney McDaid, of Clinton, Iowa. Dr. Getman warrants every bottle of his medicine. He claims
for his liniment a sure cure for rheumatism, neuralgia, lame back, headache, toothache, earache, burns, sore throat, chilblains, sprains, colic, cholera morbus, horse colic, bowel complaint, dysentery, weak stomach, colds and
coughs and also the grip. It is, indeed, a blessing for man and beast.
Dr. Getman was born in Jefferson County, New York. January 31, 1845, son of Nicholas and Jane (Janes) Getman. His father died January 6, 1892, aged seventy-two years, and his mother passed away in l889, aged seventy. The Doctor is of German and Welsh extraction. He was eight or nine years old
when his parents moved to Wisconsin, and in that State he grew up to manhood, spending his early life on the farm and receiving his education in the public schools. From Wisconsin he went to Minnesota, where December 1, 1872, he married Miss Evaline E. Williams, a native of Ohio. She died at Ida
Grove, Iowa, October 28, 1886, aged thirty-three years. The children of this union are as follows: Nathan E., in business with his father; Ada L., deceased: Maud I., and Albert L. The Doctor married again, in March,
1888, Mrs. Sarah A. Wilson, nee Jewell. She is a native of Illinois. They have one child, Hattie M. The Doctor is a stanch Republican. He came to Ida Grove in 1881, and has since been a resident of Ida County. He is a member of the M. W. of A., and for the past seventeen years has been connected with the
Friends Church.
Source: Biographical History of Crawford, Ida, and Sac Counties, Iowa, 1893, p.670


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