Lawrence John Greenwood

10 September 1919–19 August 2002 (Age 82)
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lawrence John

When Lawrence John Greenwood was born on 10 September 1919, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lawrence John Greenwood, was 30 and his mother, Ethel Frances Oliver, was 24. He married Dorothy Garant after 1947. He died on 19 August 2002, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82.

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Lawrence John Greenwood
Dorothy Garant
Marriage: after 1947

Spouse and Children

after 1947

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Lawrence Greenwood in household of Lawrence Greenwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lawrence Greenwood Jr. in household of Lawrence Greenwood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lawrence John Greenwood, "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003"

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