All four years of Grandfather Greene’s Phoenix high school yearbooks have been digitized by Ancestry. Despite finding them last fall, I recently took another look at all four books, and came across a wonderful new discovery.
Greene, William Wallace (1908-2003)
My 27th entry in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” family history blogging challenge. The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. The flapper hairstyle dates […]
Jeff’s grandfather, William Wallace Greene, was counted twice on the 1930 U.S. census–with his parents and sister at their family home in Phoenix, Arizona, and also alone in San Francisco, California, while away there for school.
Sharing an autobiography written by my husband’s grandfather. Born in Arizona Territory, William Wallace Greene went on to Stanford medical school, because a surgeon, and served in WWII.
My husband’s grandparents William Wallace Greene and Jean Alice from Harless married in Maricopa County, Arizona on 18 May 1933.
My husband’s family has a very real, and very touching connection to that tragic event. His grandfather, Lt. Col. William Wallace “Wally” Greene, MD (1908-2003 ), was an Army surgeon during World War II, and he was part of the medical corps left behind at the camps, after they were liberated, to treat the camp victims. Lt. Col. William Wallace Greene treated surviving prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp, in German, in 1945.