William Greenwood

7 August 1822–26 January 1891 (Age 68)
Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Greenwood was born on 7 August 1822, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robinson Greenwood, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Cryer, was 38. He married Alice Beardsworth Houghton on 29 May 1843, in Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Whalley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. His occupation is listed as bookkeeper, notary public, surveyor of american fork in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 26 January 1891, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Greenwood
1822–1891
Alice Beardsworth Houghton
1823–1886
Marriage: 29 May 1843
Joseph Robinson Greenwood
1844–1864
Elizabeth Alice Greenwood
1845–1845
Benjamin Young Greenwood
1846–1930
Margaret Ann Greenwood
1847–1883
Alice Greenwood
1849–1918
William Houghton Greenwood
1850–1928
Samuel Greenwood
1852–1938
Jacob Greenwood
1853–1922
Alma Greenwood
1854–1929
Rachel Greenwood
1855–1935
Jedediah Morgan Greenwood
1857–1925
Mary Ellen Greenwood
1859–1910
Joshua Greenwood
1860–1934
Ruth Greenwood
1862–1892

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1843Scott, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1823
    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1843
    Age 21
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Grunwald
    Greenwade

    Story Highlight

    William Greenwood (1822) Life History (2)

    WILLIAM GREENWOOD [Taken from the Deseret Evening News, Tuesday, February 3, 1891, article entitled “Life and Labors of Elder William Greenwood of American Fork.] William Greenwood was born A …

    Sources (82)

    • Wm Greenwood in entry for Rachel Greenwood Hunter, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Greenwood, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Wm. Greenwood in entry for Joshua Greenwood and Hazel Hill Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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