LILLIE GREENWOOD was born in England around 1869 to Jonas and Anna Binns. The Binns family came to America in 1890, first living in Massachusetts, then moving to Camden. She married Major William Greenwood in the late 1890s. The couple lived with Mr. and Mrs. Binns, at 220 York Street in North Camden. William Greenwood worked in Camden's wool industry through at least 1910, before securing a position on Camden's police force, which he would hold for 22 years, finally retiring in the mid 1930s.
Lillie Greenwood was a long-time member of the North Baptist Church, on Linden Street, and was well known for her charitable activities, through her church, Masonic affiliations, and as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at West Jersey Hospital.
Lillie Greenwood took ill in the late summer of 1939. After an illness of several weeks, she passed away at home on October 26, 1939, survived by her husband, father, daughter Mrs. Grace Adams, and sister, Mrs. Florrie Shawcross.
|Camden Courier-Post - October 27, 1939|
LILLIE E. GREENWOOD
Mrs. Lillie E. Greenwood, 61, died yesterday at her home, 220 York Street. She was the wife of Major William Greenwood, retired Camden policeman. She also is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Grace M. Adams, an attache of the sheriff's office, by her father, Jonas Binns, 85, and a sister, Mrs. George Shawcross, all of Camden. Mrs. Greenwood was born in England and came to this country, when a child and lived in Massachusetts. Mr. and Mrs. Greenwood lived at the York Street address 40 years. He retired after 22 years' service in the police department. Mrs. Greenwood was a member of North Baptist Church, and was known for her charitable and religious work. She was an active member of the Ladles' Auxiliary of Cyrene Commandry, No. 7, Knights Templar, and the Ladies Auxiliary of West Jersey Hospital. The funeral will be held at 3:00 PM Monday at the funeral home of Joseph H. Murray & Son, 408 Cooper Streets. Burial will be in Harleigh Cemetery.
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