Abraham Greenwood

MaleDecember 1847–

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Greenwood was born in December 1847, in Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Greenwood, was 37 and his mother, Alice Ashworth, was 37. He lived in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Abraham Greenwood
Alice Ashworth
Mary Jane Greenwood
Grace Greenwood
Abraham Greenwood
Alice Greenwood

Sources (3)

  • Abraham Greenwood in household of Alice Greenwood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abram Greenwood in household of Abram Greenwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abraham Greenwood - Government record: birth: December 1847; Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 33

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Greenwood Lee in Heptonstall (Yorkshire), from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably also of the same German surname.

Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Grünwald (see Grunwald ), and of French Boisvert .

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

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