Advertisement
Advertisement

May Greenwood (1906 - 1959)

A photo of May Greenwood
Add photo
May Greenwood
1906 - 1959
Born
1906
Death
1959
Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Residence
Melbourne, Australia
Summary
May Greenwood was born in 1906. She is the child of Walter James Greenwood and Minnie Boyle Greenwood. She died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at age 53.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of May Greenwood. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of May's life.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that May is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell May's life so that she is always remembered.

Biography
May Greenwood
Most commonly known as
May Greenwood
Full name
Did May go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Melbourne, Australia
Last known residence
Female
Gender
May Greenwood was born in
Birth
May Greenwood died in in Melbourne, Australia
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for May.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of May Greenwood?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is May's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was May born and where did she live?
Childhood

Education

Did May finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did May attend?

Religion

Was May a religious woman?

Baptism

Was May baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what May did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of May's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did May serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different May Greenwood?
View other bios of people named May Greenwood
Advertisement
Advertisement
May's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Greenwood family tree.

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add May's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about May.

Cancel

Share May's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

May Greenwood passed away in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 53 years old. She was born in 1906. She is the child of Walter James Greenwood and Minnie Boyle Greenwood.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during May's lifetime.

In 1906, in the year that May Greenwood was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1913, at the age of merely 7 years old, May was alive when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1927, at the age of 21 years old, May was alive when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1940, by the time she was 34 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1959, in the year of May Greenwood's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

Other May Greenwoods

Other Greenwoods

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top