Thursday, June 14, 2012
Charlotte Wood Greenwood, daughter of Richard and Charlotte Bishop Wood was born at Suckley, Worchester, England, November 7, 1850. She was the fourth child in a family of seven.
She was left motherless at the age of eight, and with her sister, Ann, went to live with Aunt Jane Wood who had no children of her own. She was baptized a member of the church on December 5, 1859. The two sisters in the company of their Aunt Jane and her cousin left England in the year 1861. They left Liverpool England on April 23, 1861 and arrived in New York City on May 15, 1861. They crossed the ocean in the sailing vessel “Underwriter” and came to Utah in the Captain Job Pingree pioneer company, arriving in American Fork, August 24, 1861, where she has always resided.
Here she met her life’s companion, William Houghton Greenwood, they were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, October 31, 1870. Seven sons and three daughters were born to them. At the present time she is survived by six children, 26 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
December 20, 1928, her husband was called from her. Six weeks later her second daughter, Mary Ellen Howes, passed away and on June 29, 1934, her eldest son, William Richard died.
She died Saturday, July 11, 1936 at American Fork and was buried Wednesday, July 15, 1936 at the American Fork Cemetery.