|Birth: ||Jun. 1, 1840|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1925|
McDonald Greathouse was born on June 1, 1839 in Lawrence Township, Washington County, Ohio. He was the 5th of 9 children born to Solomon and Catherine (Little) Greathouse. He was the middle child and had 4 older brothers and 4 younger sisters.
He grew up on a farm and at an early age he started helping out on the family farm. Like his father, he was a farmer.
On March 7, 1861 in Washington County, he married Samilda Wilcox, the daughter of Absolom Carr and Mary Leonora (Barkhimer) Wilcox. Together McDonald and Samilda had 15 children.
Barbara (1862-1938), Solomon (1863-1902), Levosier Bode (1865-1953), Sarah Jane (1867-), Melissa Belle (1869-1953), Rosa Anna (1871-1940), Mary Catherine (1873-1940), Arminda V. (1876-1961), George Washington (1878-1960), Thomas Sherman (1879-1897), Perry Anderson (1881-1972), Unnamed Girl (1882-1882), Susanna (1884-?), William Vernon (1886-1945) and Peter (1888-?).
In March 1865 he was drafted into the service. He was signed up for a year of service and placed in the 39th Regiment, Company G. He held the rank of a Private in the Union Army. He served three and a half months and was mustered out July 18, 1865.
After his short time in the service, he returned to farming. Which he continued to do up until shortly before his death.
On August 9, 1925 he died of Herpes Zoster at his residence in Liberty Township, Washington County, Ohio. He was buried 3 days later at Lawrence Cemetery. He left behind his wife of 64 years and at least 10 of their children.
(Note: The picture of McDonald's tombstone seen on the right was taken by me. It was uploaded to this website without my permission.)
Solomon Greathouse (1793 - ____)
Catharine Little Greathouse (____ - 1877)
Samilda Wilcox Greathouse (1844 - 1934)
Barbara E. Greathouse Fryman (1862 - 1938)*
Solomon Greathouse (1863 - 1902)*
Levosier Bode Greathouse (1865 - 1953)*
Sarah Jane Greathouse Hoyt (1867 - ____)*
Melissa Belle Greathouse Hesson (1869 - 1953)*
Rosa Anna Greathouse McKee (1872 - 1943)*
Arminda V Greathouse Hayes (1876 - 1961)*
William Vernon Greathouse (1886 - 1945)*
Lawrence Baptist Cemetery
Maintained by: Ian Hamilton
Originally Created by: Chris Painter
Record added: Jan 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32841464