Benjamin Young Greenwood

9 February 1846–19 February 1930 (Age 84)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Young

When Benjamin Young Greenwood was born on 9 February 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, William Greenwood, was 23 and his mother, Alice Beardsworth Houghton, was 22. He married Sarah Jane Julian on 22 January 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and American Fork Ward 4, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 19 February 1930, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Young Greenwood
Sarah Jane Julian
Marriage: 22 January 1883
Josephine Julian “Josie” Greenwood
Mariam May Greenwood
Aaron Julian Greenwood
Benjamin Julian Greenwood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 2
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 22
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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    Sources (38)

    • Benjamin Greenwood in household of William Greenwood, "United States Census, 1850"
    • B. Y. Greenwood in entry for James Henson Walker and Josephine Greenwood, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Benjamin Y Greenwood in entry for Mariam May Greenwood, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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