Mary Elizabeth Greenlees

1877–22 August 1954 (Age 77)
Rowell, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Greenlees was born in 1877, in Rowell, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States, her father, Joseph Greenlees, was 40 and her mother, Elvira Jane Foster, was 32. She married William Lucian Roberts on 29 December 1899, in Cleveland, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Miller Township, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States for about 50 years and Rowell Township, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 22 August 1954, in Rowell, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rowell Cemetery, Rowell, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lucian Roberts
Mary Elizabeth Greenlees
Marriage: 29 December 1899
Lillian Roberts
Trudy Roberts
Willie Vera Roberts
Effie Elizabeth Roberts
Vivian Roberts
Walter Irvin Roberts
Eula Ella Roberts
Jessie Lee Roberts

Spouse and Children

29 December 1899
Cleveland, Arkansas, United States




    Effie Elizabeth Roberts


    Trudy Roberts


    Vivian Roberts


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Greenlees


    Elvira Jane Foster




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1884: Dorsey, Arkansas, United States; 1885: Cleveland, Arkansas, United States
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from (East or West) Greenlees in Lanarkshire, named from Older Scots grēne ‘green’ + ley(s) ‘piece of open country’, later ‘meadow’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Roberts in household of William Roberts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Roberts in household of William Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Greenlees in household of Elvina J Greenlees, "United States Census, 1880"

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