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Walter Wright Greenland, Sr
Birth: Jan. 6, 1846
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1895
Clarion County
Pennsylvania, USA

Cousin Walter was the son of Joshua Greenland (1808-1887) and Betsey Elizabeth Wright Greenland (1812-1880). He married Sadie Elizabeth Wilson (1848-1917) on May 4, 1870. They had the following children:

(1) Walter Wright Greenland Jr.
(2) Bird Wilson Greenland (1872-1887)
(3) Samuel Wilson Greenland (1878-1961)
(4) Bessie Greenland Stephenson
(5) Joshua Allen Greenland Sr.

During the Civil War, Walter enlisted in Company D of the 5th PA Reserve Corps on June 15, 1861. He was mustered into service at Harrisburg, Pa. Walter was discharged by Governor Curtin because of his age (15 years, 5 months, and 9 days) at the time of his enlistment. Walter later enlisted again and mustered into service as a "Private" in Company C of the 125th Regiment of the PA Vol. He was promoted on August 18, 1962 to 5th sergeant. Walter fought at the Battle of Antietam. He carried the flag as "Color Sergeant" after two prior Color Sergeants had been shot done. He was wounded in the left ankle on September 17, 1862 but survived his injury.

After the Civil War, Walter moved to Clarion County in 1865 and enaged in the oil business. He was a manager of several oil companies.

Walter moved to Atsion, N.J. in 1867 to take charge of the business of Colonel William C. Patterson. There he was elected as "freeholder". Then Walter was appointed as "Postmaster" under President Andrew Johnson.

Walter then returned to Clairon County, Pa in 1871. He then worked in the lumber and contracting business.

Walter was widely known for his connection with the state National Guard. He entered the guard as a "Private" of Co. G, 16th Reg on February 7, 1880. By August 3, 1880, he was promoted to "Sergeant-Major". Walter became appointed "First Lietenant" and Regimental Quartermaster" on August 1, 1881. He was then reappointed as "Quartermaster" on May 18, 1884. Walter was then elected as "Major" of the regiment on October 29, 1885. Walter ended up becoming "Adjutant-General" on March 8, 1892.

Walter became the "Representative" to Governor Pattison during the Homestead Steel riots in 1892.Walter called out the National Guard within 24 hours time and mobilized them into active service to put down the riots.

Walter died at his home in Clarion, Pa of valvular disease of the heart. 
Family links: 
  Joshua Greenland (1808 - 1887)
  Elizabeth Wright Greenland (1812 - 1880)
  Sarah Elizabeth Wilson Greenland (1848 - 1917)*
  Bird Wilson Greenland (1872 - 1887)*
  Walter Wright Greenland (1874 - 1955)*
  Samuel Wilson Greenland (1878 - 1961)*
  Joshua Allan Greenland (1881 - 1969)*
  Dorothea C Greenland Africa (1834 - 1886)*
  Jemima Greenland Elway (1839 - 1891)*
  Jane M. Greenland Black (1839 - 1917)*
  Martha Agnes Greenland Bell (1842 - 1887)*
  Walter Wright Greenland (1846 - 1895)
  Joshua Wilson Greenland (1850 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Clarion Cemetery
Clarion County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section NCH Lot 1143
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Record added: Mar 05, 2009
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