Evelyn Louise Greenwood

14 November 1908–24 February 1987 (Age 78)
Xenia, Clay, Illinois, United States

The Life of Evelyn Louise

When Evelyn Louise Greenwood was born on 14 November 1908, in Xenia, Clay, Illinois, United States, her father, George Noble Greenwood, was 23 and her mother, Elsie Gertrude Fatheree, was 19. She married Rudolph Donbrow on 10 June 1928, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Songer Township, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 24 February 1987, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Rudolph Donbrow
Evelyn Louise Greenwood
Marriage: 10 June 1928
Leila Jean Donbrow

Spouse and Children

10 June 1928
Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States


    Leila Jean Donbrow


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 2

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Louise Donbrow in household of Rudolph Donbrow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louise Donbrow in household of Rudolph Donbrow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louisa Greenwood in household of Noble Greenwood, "United States Census, 1920"

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