Greenwood, Carlos


Birth: June 23, 1839, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Death: August 26, 1902, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Dugan Cemetery, Fowler, Trumbull County, Ohio
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Published Biography

From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio, A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 2, pp. 114-116:

CARLOS GREENWOOD, deceased, will long be remembered by all citizens who knew him in his lifetime for the noble traits of character and the ability with which he was gifted by nature. Mr. Greenwood was a native of Vienna township, Trumbull county, Ohio, born there June 23, 1839, a son of Stephen W. and Hepsabeth (Norton) Greenwood.

John Greenwood, the grandfather, a native of Massachusetts, was possibly among the very first pioneers who settled within the limits of Vienna township, as he came here about 1800. He located on the town line, between Vienna and Fowler townships, where he resided for some years, but later moved across the line into Fowler township, where he lived until his final summons came. Stephen W. Greenwood, his son, at one time owned thirty acres of land in Vienna township on which he lived in a log cabin, which was later replaced by a frame residence, in which he died about July 2, 1879. His wife died February 8, 1903. Of the children born to this worthy couple, only three are living: [Charles] Seymour, of Vienna township; Eliza, wife of Austin Andrews, of the same township; and Rose, unmarried.

Carlos Greenwood obtained his education in Vienna township at the old fashioned district school. He remained with his parents until October 15, 1862. In 1863 he was employed by Ashael Tyrrell, Sr., and was with him one year. In 1864, Mr. Greenwood moved onto the farm of Leando Greenwood, a cousin, and continued there one year, in April, 1865, moving to his father-in-law’s place, in Fowler township, where he also remained one year. He moved from there in April, 1866, one-quarter of a mile south and remained there until April, 1868, when he moved to a house and saw mill combined (in Fowler township) owned by Wesley Reeder, who employed him and where he remained until November 4, 1868, when he moved to the farm where now lives his widow. Since his death, August 26, 1902, his widow has continued to live on the homestead, which consists of fifty and ninety one-hundredths acres, it being carried on by her son, Grover C. Griffin, under her management. Politically, Mr. Carlos Greenwood was a Democrat, but never cared to be numbered among office seekers.

Carlos Greenwood was married October 15, 1862, to Emeline L. Vaughan, who was born in Fowler township, January 22, 1843, a daughter of Brunson and Rachel M. (Reeder) Vaughan. …

The only child born to Carlos Greenwood and wife was Myra G., born May 27, 1864. She married Erastus Griffin, September 10, 1884, and they have two children: Fern G., born July 14, 1885, now fireman on the L. S. & M. S. Railroad, and Grover C., born April 8, 1889, residing with the grandmother.

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