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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William Greenwood
Alice Beardsworth Houghton
Marriage: 29 May 1843
Joseph Robinson Greenwood
Elizabeth Alice Greenwood
Benjamin Young Greenwood
Margaret Ann Greenwood
Alice Greenwood
William Houghton Greenwood
Samuel Greenwood
Jacob Greenwood
Alma Greenwood
Rachel Greenwood
Jedediah Morgan Greenwood
Mary Ellen Greenwood
Joshua Greenwood
Ruth Greenwood

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    29 May 1843Scott, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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.
    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.

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    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 …

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    • 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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