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Sarah Elizabeth Wilson Greenland
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1848
Clarion County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1917
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA

The sad news of the death of Mrs. Sarah E. Greenland, wife of the late Adjt.
General Walter W. Greenland, which took place Tuesday, March 27, 1917, at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. C. Stephenson, Roanoke, Va., with the
family of whom Mrs. Greenland usually spent her winters was received in
Clarion that day.
Some time ago it was learned by her many Clarion friends that she was in a
precarious condition of health and considerable anxiety was felt for her
welfare but when the word was received that there had been a change for the
better, it was hoped that she would be permanently benefited. Just recently
however, alarming messages were received occasioned by the failure of her
heart to perform its function under the pressure of overcoming other
ailments and she peacefully passed over to the other side.
Mrs. Greenland was one of the most highly esteemed ladies of Clarion and was
beloved by all who knew her because of the many beautiful and excellent
traits which characterized her life. Primarily, she was a noble pure hearted
Christian woman and by her consistent life upright motives and helpfulness
under all circumstances endeared herself to all with whom she became
acquainted. She was also a lady of most genial and happy disposition and
with unfailing cheerfulness she always made everybody feel that it was good
to live and that there was happiness for all. Her life was an inspiration
for good, true living and full of encouragement to all to battle bravely for
the best in life. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Clarion
for many years and was a staunch supporter of its work spiritually socially
and financially. She was especially a great lover of good church music,
vocal and instrumental and when placed on the music committee of the church
a number of years ago she gave special attention to the work of the
committee and was very helpful in bringing the music to an admirable state
of perfection. She was also a very regular attendant on the services of the
church when her physical condition permitted her to be present, especially
enjoying hearing the word preached. Her Christian character and life was the
foundation upon which her home and social life were built and made them so
delightful to her family and friends. She loved folks and showed it by
striving to make them happy and they loved her because of this. This made
her life beautiful and most helpful to hosts of people who will mourn their
loss in her going into the higher life.
Sarah Elizabeth Wilson was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Moran)
Wilson and was born Dec. 5, 1848 at Strattanville where her grandparents had
settled in 1790, and where her parents lived pioneer lives. She grew to
womanhood in the old homestead and there on May 4, 1870 became the bride of
Walter Wright Greenland. They established their home in Clarion and she has
lived here ever since. Mr.Greenland having had a most creditable war record
and more than fifteen years' service in the National Guard of the State, was
appointed Adjt General by Gov. Robert E. Pattison during his second term. He
died March 25, 1895. Mrs. Greenland is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
William C. Stephenson of Roanoke, Va. at whose home she died; and three
sons, Walter W. Greenland, Jr. of Moberly, Mo.; and Samuel W. Greenland and
J. Allan Greenland both of Ft Wayne, Indiana. Three brothers also survive:
H. Bird Wilson, Strattanville, and S. Winifred and W. Day Wilson, of
Clarion. The late Judge Theophilus S. Wilson was also a brother. One of the
things that carne into Mrs. Greenland's life was the death of her eldest son
Bird who was accidentally shot while playing with a revolver.
Mrs.Greenland's body was brought to her old home in Clarion on Thursday and
the funeral will take place from her residence on Seventh avenue Friday
morning at 11:00 o'clock Her pastor, the Rev. A. C. Locke and her former
pastor, the Rev. Dr. S.H. Day of Chautauqua, will conduct the funeral
services and the internment will be in the Greenland lot in the Clarion
cemetery. Our community mourns with those who mourn over their irreparable
Source: The Clarion Democrat, Clarion, PA, Thursday, March 29, 1917
(original transcript by Sally Jordan Reed)
 (bio by: Paul E. Kifer) 
Family links: 
  Samuel Wilson (1808 - 1879)
  Elizabeth Moran Wilson (1816 - 1886)
  Walter Wright Greenland (1846 - 1895)
  Bird Wilson Greenland (1872 - 1887)*
  Walter Wright Greenland (1874 - 1955)*
  Samuel Wilson Greenland (1878 - 1961)*
  Joshua Allan Greenland (1881 - 1969)*
  Theophilus Strattan Wilson (1837 - 1891)*
  Harrison Bird Wilson (1840 - 1924)*
  Samuel Winfield Wilson (1844 - 1936)*
  Clara Wilson (1846 - 1852)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Wilson Greenland (1848 - 1917)
  William Day Wilson (1857 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Clarion Cemetery
Clarion County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section NCH Lot 1143
Created by: Cindy Hays
Record added: Apr 01, 2010
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Wilson</i> Greenland
Added by: Cindy Hays
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Wilson</i> Greenland
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Wilson</i> Greenland
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