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Arthur Edgar Greenhill
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Birth: May 27, 1876
Charleston
Franklin County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1944
Decatur
Morgan County
Alabama, USA

The birth place of Arthur Edgar Greenhill was obtained from the Bible of his wife, Ethel Northern (Adams) Greenhill. As recorded in the Bible, her father, Rev. Robert Henry Adams, had gifted it to her on 25 Dec 1897. The parents of Arthur Edgar Greenhill were recorded in the same Bible as Henry Greenhill and Josephine Williams. They were married on 12 Jan 1871 at Lawrence Co., Alabama.

The 1880 US Census of Big Creek, Sebastian Co., AR enumerated the household of 31 Y/O William Henry Greenhill, a farmer born in AL, and his 26 Y/O wife, Amanda Josephine (Williams) Greenhill, born in Tennessee. Living in the household were their children: 6 Y/O daughter, N. E. Greenhill, born in AL; 3 Y/O son, Arthur Edgar Greenhill, born in Arkansas, and 7 months old daughter, C. G. Greenhill, born in AR. Also living in the household was the 55 Y/O widow, Margaret A. Williams, born about 1825 in AL. She was the widow of Anderson Williams and was the mother of Amanda Josephine (Williams) Greenhill. NOTE: The birth dates and birth places of the children indicate the family moved from Alabama to Arkansas between 1874 and 1876.

The Adam's Bible recorded the marriage date of Arthur Edgar Greenhill and Ethel Northern Adams as 04 Jan 1910 at Princeton, Caldwell Co., Kentucky. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. L. Naurse. Witnesses were: Cyrus A. Graham and Samuel Wilson Adams, brother of the bride.

The 06 May 1910 US Census of New Decatur, Ward 4, Morgan Co., Al enumerated the household of 33 Y/O Arthur Edgar Greenhill, born in AR and employed as an assistant secretary at the YMCA, and his 28 Y/O wife, Ethel Northern (Adams) Greenhill, born in Kentucky.

The 12 Sep 1918 WWI Registration Card of 42 Y/O Arthur Edgar Greenhill confirms his birth date as 27 May 1876. His permanent address was 106 6th Ave East, Albany, Morgan Co., AL (Albany, AL was also known as New Decatur, AL). Arthur was employed as an insurance solicitor for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and was living with his wife, Ethel Northern (Adams) Greenhill. Arthur was described as short, medium build with grey eyes and brown balding hair.

The 1920 US Census of Decatur, Morgan Co., AL enumerated the household of 39 [sic] Y/O Arthur Edgar Greenhill, an insurance company agent (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company), and his 36 [sic] Y/O wife, Ethel Northern (Adams) Greenhill, born in Kentucky. Living in the household were their children: 7 Y/O Jean Greenhill and 3 Y/O Annie Greenhill, both born in AL.

The 1930 US Census of Decatur, Morgan Co., AL enumerated the household of 52 Y/O Arthur Edgar Greenhill, an insurance company agent (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company), and his 49 Y/O wife, Ethel Northern (Adams) Greenhill, born in Kentucky. Living in the household were their children: 17 Y/O Jean Greenhill; 13 Y/O Annie Greenhill, and 11 [sic] Y/O Lois Greenhill.

In 1938, a newspaper article in "The Decatur Daily" proclaimed, "25th Anniversary Celebrated Here".
It stated, "The 25th anniversary of A. E. Greenhill as an agent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was celebrated last night when Mr. Greenhill was guest of honor at a barbecued chicken dinner at Woodall's, given by his fellow agents of the Decatur staff and office workers. Mr. Greenhill was presented a diamond service pin. Among the guests was James H. Guire, assistant manager of the Indianapolis office, who started Mr. Greenhill with Metropolitan when Mr. Guire was assistant manager at Decatur a quarter of a century ago."

The 1940 US Census of Decatur, Morgan Co., AL enumerated the household of 63 Y/O Arthur Edgar Greenhill, an insurance company agent (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company), and his 59 Y/O wife, Ethel Northern (Adams) Greenhill, born in Kentucky. Also living in the household was their 20 Y/O daughter, Lois Greenhill, a store clerk.

The 1942 Decatur, Alabama City Directory recorded Arthur Edgar Greenhill and his wife, Ethel, living at 202 8th Ave, West. Also recorded as living in their household was their daughter, Lois Greenhill, who was employed as a typist for the WPA (Works Project Administration).

The Thursday, February 3rd, 1944 front page of "The Decatur Daily", among the blaring headlines and articles reporting the progress of the war against the Nazis and Japanese was a prominent article titled in large print, "JUROR DIES IN JURY BOX". It went on to say "Arthur E. Greenhill, 67, died suddenly at 9 o'clock this morning in the jury box while serving on the jury in the Morgan County Court. Mr. Greenhill had been in excellent health and was listening to the case of City of Decatur vs. Prentiss B. Lowery when he slumped forward in his chair and became unconscious immediately.
Dr. J. Y. Hamil was called but Mr. Greenhill was already dead, having passed away within two minutes time. The deceased had been retired for the passed three years and was an employee of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 28 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown."

Obit:
The Decatur Daily
Decatur, Alabama
03 Feb 1944

"Greenhill Rites Be Held Saturday

Funeral services for Arthur E. Greenhill, 67, who died suddenly Thursday morning while serving on the jury in the Morgan County Court, will be held at three p.m. Saturday at the Central Methodist church, Dr. H. M. Stevenson and Rev. G. C. Corley officiating. The funeral cortege will leave the residence, 202 Eighth Avenue West, at 2:40 p.m.
The deceased is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Joe Petty, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Loyd Dinsmore of Decatur, and Miss Lois Greenhill, also of Decatur. One sister, Mrs. Charles Emens of Decatur; on brother-in-law, S. W. Adams of Detroit, Michigan, and three grandchildren.
His former associates of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will serve as active and honorary pallbearers.
Interment will be made in the City cemetery, Brown directing.

Bio by Gresham Farrar. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ethel Northern Adams Greenhill (1881 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Jean Augusta Greenhill Petty (1912 - 2004)*
  Annie Sue Greenhill Dinsmore (1916 - 1998)*
  Nancy Lois Greenhill Sheats (1920 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Decatur City Cemetery
Decatur
Morgan County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Sec 29 Lot 43 Space 3
 
Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
Originally Created by: CDinsmore
Record added: Mar 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50409618
Arthur Edgar Greenhill
Added by: Gresham Farrar
 
Arthur Edgar Greenhill
Added by: CDinsmore
 
Arthur Edgar Greenhill
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