Richard Kendrick Greenwell

4 June 1877–31 August 1953 (Age 76)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richard Kendrick

When Richard Kendrick Greenwell was born on 4 June 1877, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Robert Kendrick Greenwell, was 38 and his mother, Teresa A Mudd, was 34. He married Mary Susan Higdon on 31 October 1898, in Marion, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Saint Mary, Marion, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 31 August 1953, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Richard Kendrick Greenwell
Mary Susan Higdon
Marriage: 31 October 1898
Joseph Bertrand Greenwell
Lillian Marie Greenwell
Patricia Greenwell
Emma Greenwell
Mabel Greenwell

Spouse and Children

31 October 1898
Marion, Kentucky, United States


    Joseph Bertrand Greenwell


    Lillian Marie Greenwell


    Patricia Greenwell


    Emma Greenwell


    Mabel Greenwell


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 15

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream among lush pastures, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + welle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or habitational name from a minor place so named.

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard *enwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard K Greenwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard K Greenwell, "United States Census, 1910"

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