Welcome to Daviess County, INGenWeb

Biographies and Obituaries

A-B | C-D | E-F | G-H | I-J | K-L | M-N | O-P | Q-R |S-T | U-V | W-X | Y-Z

In loving memory

Mary Jane (Hawkins) Greenwood

Washington Gazette
Saturday, 7 Aug 1909

Mrs. Mary J. Greenwood, of Mill street suffered a stroke of paralysis Saturday morning and died about 8:15 o'clock. She has been out in the yard about half and hour prior to the attack and when she entered the house complained of feeling bad. At the suggestion of her husband she lay down on the couch. Little thinking her condition so critical Mr. Greenwood started for town, but before he had been gone fifteen minutes she passed away while a son, John, was at a neighbor's house telephoning for a physician.
A year ago this month Mrs. Greenwood suffered a paralytic stroke from which she measurably recovered, although at this she had fainting spells. About three years ago her eyesight began failing her and the attack last year produced total blindness. None of the immediate family was with her when she died and though her health had been poor for more than a year her death was a great shock.
Mrs. Greenwood was born in this county, October 25, 1841, and had lived here all her life. She was married to Thomas Greenwood April 11, 1858, and bore her husband five children, one of whom died at the age of two years. Mrs. Greenwood was a member of the Christian church with which she was united when a young woman and was a devoted mother, considerate wife and kind neighbor. She was a woman of unusual energy and during three years of the civil war while her husband was in the service was the sole support of the family of small children. Mrs. Greenwood is survived by the husband, Thomas Greenwood; two sons, John and Frank, of this city, two daughters, Mrs. Martha J. Carnahan of this city and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Walker of Solomon, Kas., and one sister Mrs. S.E. McCreary of Kansas City. Her maiden name was Hawkins.

Contributed by: Brittany El-shouki

Back to Top