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.
My 15th week 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. I’m no longer a […]
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.
1940 US Census image courtesy of FamilySearch.org. Click on the image for a larger view. After last week’s 1940 US Census discovery on Ancestry of my grandfather Michael Flanagan’s census record, I decided to hop on FamilySearch.org tonight to see what states they have indexed, and was quite pleased to see that Arizona is already fully […]
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.
Christmas, 1974, in South Bend, Indiana. Dad, mom, me (front left) and Gregg. The 70’s were not a stylish time in Indiana. And how fortunate are we today to have instant digital cameras that immediately let you know the picture is off center and you need to re-take it? Growing up, my mom, brother and […]