William Burton George Greenside

Maleabout 1809–16 December 1884

Brief Life History of William Burton George

When William Burton George Greenside was born about 1809, in Hornsea, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Oliver Greensides, was 32 and his mother, Ann Burton, was 39. He married Alice Harrison on 28 September 1833. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Norton Township, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 December 1884, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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William Burton George Greenside
Alice Harrison
Marriage: 28 September 1833
Mary Ann Greensides
Clement Greenside
William Burton Greenside
Elizabeth Greenside
Loretta "Rettie" Greenside
Urban Greenside
Agnes Greenside
Maurice Eugene Greenside
John Harrison Greenside
Agnes May Greenside

Sources (28)

  • Benton Greensides, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Burton Greensides, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Burton Greenside, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    28 September 1833
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

    Age 12

    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.


    Age 21

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): from Middle English grene ‘green’ + side ‘side, flank’ (Old English grēne, sīde), probably a habitational name for someone from a place called with reference to a green hillside. Alternatively, perhaps a nickname referring to one who wore green clothes. Compare Ironside , Whiteside .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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