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Charles "Chuck" Greenwood
Charles "Chuck" Greenwood

Shellsburg--Charles "Chuck" Greenwood, 68, died Friday, May 17, 1996 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, following a sudden illness.

He was born May 8,1928 at Shellsburg to William Leroy Greenwood and Hazel Marie Freeman. Dec 8, 1951 he married Madeline Wheeler in Shellsburg and the couple farmed in the Vinton area. He served his country in the Army during the Koren War.

Survivors include his wife, Madeline; two sons, Roy Lee and wife, Dawn, Vinton; Tom and wife, Brenda, Mt Auburn; one daughter, Barb Stanbaugh and husband Roger, Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Moody, Shellsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and half-brothers Tom Railsback.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm, Tuesday, May 21 at Phillips Funeral Home, Vinton with Rev. Kathy Raines officiating. Following the service, the body will be cremated, with burial of the remains at a later date. Interment will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery.

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April 1962
Flora B. Greenwood, 93 of Vinton Dies; Rites Set Wednesday
Flora B Greenwood

Mrs. Belle Greenwood

Vinton News

Flora Belle Greenwood, 93 of Vinton, died following a lingering illness Sunday at the G & G nursing home in Dysart. Funeral services will be held at the Taylor funeral home Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Phillips in charge. Burial will be in the Shellsburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Greenwood was born in Shellsburg March 1, 1869 a daughter of Harvey and Susan Van Dyke. She was married to George Greenwood Oct. 11, 1888 in Shellsburg. He died April 3 1931. Mrs Greenwood was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include five children. George E. and Jesse A. of Vinton. Mrs Charlotte Williams of Urbana and Mrs. Earl Lint and Mrs. Orville Lint of Shellsburg. There are 18 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four children, Charles, Annis, William and Lou.

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Submitted on 22-Mar-2010 by
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April 8, 1919
Mrs Greenwood Pioneer Of County, is Dead
Hannah Matilda Miller Greenwood

Hanna Matilda Miller Greewood died at the home of her son P.I. Greenwood at Palo, Iowa April 4, 1919, at the age of 71 years 10 months and 27 days. She was the daughter of Paul and Catherine Miller and was born May 7, 1847, in Coshoction county, Ohio and at the age of eight years came with her parents to Benton county, Iowa.

She was married to Theodore Greenwood April 10, 1873, at Shellsburg, who preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1893. To this union one son, Ivern, was born and with whom she resided until her death. Those who are left to mourn her death are her son and wife and two grandchildren; Pauline Emerald and Matilda Earnestine, one brother P Marcus Miller, of Spencder, Iowa, two sisters. Mrs. Lucy Sutton or (Suttun)of Tonkawa. Okla. Mrs. Emma Perry, of Los Angeles, Calif., and many nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends.

Mrs Greenwood was converted at the age of eighteen years during a series of revival meetings held at the old Baptist church by the Rev. J. W. Thompson and immediately united with the Presbyterian church of Shellsburg of which she was a consistent member for nearly fifty three years. As an early pioneer she will be long remembered as a loving mother, a good neighbor, a true christian.

Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian at Shellsburg Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. George Lindsay. Interment was in Oakwood beside the remains of her husband.

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Hazel Greenwood

Shellsburg-Hazel M. Greenwood, 98, Shellsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1994, at St Lukes's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a sudden illness.

Born November 8, 1896, in Mt. Auburn, she was the daughter of Fred and Ida Jane Inskeep Freeman. January 17, 1916, she was married to John H. Railsback in Marion. He preceded her in death in 1924. She then married William LeRoy Greenwood December 21, 1925, Mr. Greenwood preceded his wife in death in 1951.

She lived on a farm all her life...

Survivors include one son, Charles LeRoy Greenwood, and one daughter, Betty Moody, both of Shellsburg, and one daughter-in-law, Betty Railsback, Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren. Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one son, Thomas J. Railsback.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton with Rev. Walter Phelps officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg...

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Feb. 18, 1895
Henry Greenwood Killed
Henry Greenwood

Mr. Henry Greenwood, of Shellsburg was killed at that place last Friday afternoon. He had been up town for some medicine and was crossing the track near the station when he was struck by a freight engine. He was thrown down on the track in front of the engine, breaking his neck, one leg and crushing his skull. He was killed instantly. He knew the train was running and instead of waiting undertook to cross but underestimated the speed of the train. The deceased was about 65 years of age and had lived in Shellsburg a good many years. Coroner Nesbit held an inquest.

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Oct. 19, 1966
Jesse Greenwood Dies of Bleeding At Vinton Home
Jesse Greenwood

Jesse Alvin Greenwood, 57 died at his home early this morning after suffering a hemorrhage.

He was born Sept. 27, 1909, at Bovina, Col., a son of George and Melle Van Dyke Greenwood, and married Vera Carberry Hogan in 1937 in Missouri. He was a veteran of World War II a member of the George G. Luckey Post No. 57 of the American Legion, and the Royal Neighbor lodge He was employed 25 years as a welder for Link Belt Speeder in Cedar Rapids.

Surviving are his widow; two step-sons, Robert Hogan of Panorama City Calif., and Richard Hogan of Vinton; one brother, George Greenwood of Vinton; two sisters, Charlotte Williams of Urbana and Beulah Lint of Center Point; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Methodist church in Vinton with Rev. Robert P. Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Shellsburg cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the George Luckey post of Vinton...

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Daily News; Nov. 1951
Roy Greenwood 60, Shellsburg, dies at Hospital in Vinton
Roy Greenwood

Benton County News

Special to Daily News

Shellsburg,Nov. 30-Roy Greenwood, 60 World War I vetran and retired shellsburg farmer died at the Vinton hospital last night, a victim of a heart ailment with which he had been in for several years. He was hospitalized four days.

Greenwood lived on the west edge of Shellsburg in Canton township. He was born April 15, 1891 in Benton twonship two miles north of here. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Greenwood. On Dec 21, 1921, he married Hazel Freeman. With the exception of his service in the army during the first world war and six or seven years in colorado, Greenwood lived all his life in the Shellsburg community.

Surviving are his widow, his mother Mrs. Belle Greenwood of vinton, a son charles Greenwood of Shellsburg a daughter, Betty Jane Williams of Shellsburg; a stepson, Thomas J Railsback of Cedar Rapids, four grandchildren and five brothers and sister. G.E. and Jesse Greenwood of Vinton and Mrs. John Williams of Urbana, Mrs. Orville Lint and Mrs. Earl Lint of Shellsburg. His father and brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at the Federated church her Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Warren Bloyer assisted by the Shellsburg Post No 166 of the American Legion of which he was a member will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery...

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Timesnews; Dec 25 or 26, 1975
Veva Greenwood dies at Vinton hospital
Veva Carberry Hogan Greenwood

Mrs. Veva C. Greenwood, 68, of Vinton, died Wednesday afternoon in Virginia Gay hospital following a short illness.

She was born Sept. 5, 1907, at Lovina, Col., a daughter of William and Eva (Denison) Carberry. In 1937 she was married to Jesse Greenwood who preceded her in death in 1966. She was also preceded in death by a son and a brother.

Surviving are a son, Richard E. Hogan; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Asbury; and a brother, George Carberry, all of Vinton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Greenwood, a retired cook from the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Navy Mothers, the Auxiliary to the George G. Luckey Post No. 57, American Legion, and the Auxiliary to the Smith-Geater Post No. 8884 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Wesley United Methodist Church, with Rev. Harold E. Wagner officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery at Shellsburg.

Friends may call at the Campbell Funeral Home.
Submitted on Feb 9, 2004 by
Barbara Krogh,

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