Emerson Wilson Greenwood

3 January 1882–19 May 1953 (Age 71)
Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Emerson Wilson

When Emerson Wilson Greenwood was born on 3 January 1882, in Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, Alonzo Farris Greenwood, was 19 and his mother, Matilda Ann Bivens, was 23. He married Amelia Ellen Smith on 28 May 1904. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Owen, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Patricksburg, Marion Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 19 May 1953, in Owen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Coal City, Jefferson Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emerson Wilson Greenwood
Amelia Ellen Smith
Marriage: 28 May 1904
Herschel Titus Greenwood
Alberta Verna Greenwood
Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Greenwood
Charles Franklin Greenwood
Goldie Evelyn Greenwood
Hallie Matilda Greenwood
Irene Fay "Reen" Greenwood
Naomi Ruth Greenwood

Spouse and Children

28 May 1904


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alonzo Farris Greenwood


    Matilda Ann Bivens





    Lucy Greenwood



    Hannah Belle Greenwood


    Albert Allen Greenwood


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a dense forest, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named, as for example Greenwood in Heathfield, East Sussex.2 English translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably of German Grünwald ( see Gruenwald ).3 English translation of French Boisvert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emerson Greenwood in household of Alonzo Greenwood, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emerson Greenwood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emerson Greenwood, "United States Census, 1930"

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