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H. S. Greeno of Deland, FL 1942

H. S. Greeno of Deland, FL 1942

Posted: 1184979874000
Classification: Query
H. S. Greeno is pictured in the 1942 yearbook of the 42-I class of aviation cadets at Goodfellow Field in San Angelo, Texas.

Re: H. S. Greeno of Deland, FL 1942

Posted: 1185139506000
Classification: Query
Thank you for your post. I believe this H. S. Greeno is Harry Shields Greeno, Jr.

He died at Normandy in 1944:

Name: Harry S Greeno
Inducted From: Florida
Rank: Captain
Combat Organization: 10th Fighter Squadron 50th Fighter Group
Death Date: 6 Aug 1944
Monument: Normandy, France
Last Known Status: Buried
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Air Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Additional Army Awards

Harry Greeno Sr. household was recorded in 1930 census at Honolulu, Hawaii. Harry Jr. was 11 years old then. In 1920 the Katherine and Harry Jr. were recorded at Aurora, Arapahoe Co., Colorado.

Also, there is a Florida Marriage Index record for Harry Shields Greeno in 1942 -- not sure if Senior or Junior -- married to Kathleen Elizabeth Benson in Flagler County.

Harry Greeno Sr. would appear to be the Harry Greeno recorded in Florida Death Index with death date of Nov 1957.

Harry Greeno Sr. was son of James Greeno of Circleville Ohio. These Ohio Greeno's trace back to a German immigrant to Pennsylvania before 1800 whose name was Grinau. Completely unrelated to the English Greeno lines that come out of New England and Nova Scotia.

A poster on the Putnam County Florida board in 2002 asked about Harry Greeno, Sr. See:


From: "Chris Fox"
Subject: Captain Harry Greeno ret.
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 08:56:16 -0700

I am trying to find information on Captain Harry Greeno. Harry enlisted in the army approximately 1905 and worked his way up through the ranks to captain. Harry was married to my great aunt Katie Fox. I found them living in Volusia county FL at DeLand where they raised their son Harry Jr. who they called Cy. The folks from the historical society in Volusia remembered Harry but thought that when Katie died in 1937 at the age of 47, Harry moved to Palatka Floridia.

Would anyone have any info on Capt Harry Greeno? Who his parents were? Who his siblings were? Where he was raised? Perhaps a death notice? I found Katie Fox Greeno buried at Arlington National Cemertery because of being married to a captain but Harry is not there.

Thank you for any help.

Chris Fox

Mount Vernon WA


See also this Ancestry World Tree posting at:


The 1930 census shows that Harry and his wife Katherine and son Harry were living in Hawaii. My mother told me about the Uncle who lived in Hawaii. He lived in a house where the Halekulani stands or right next to it. Mom spent a lot of time with he and his family when she was there in the 1940's before going to Japan. She loved to go to the Halekulani for drinks and to watch the hula dancers and the brought back many happy memories for her.

Greeno Services
Services for Capt. Harry Greeno, 75, who died in Jacksonvile, Saturday will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Woodward-Lowther Chapel, Holly Hill, with Rev, Paul Edris offciating. Masonic Lodge No. 270 will conduct a graveside service.
Pallbearers will be Bill Gavin, Max Hall, Arthur Golden, Fred Fichun and Ralph Hankinson.
Survivors include his wife Ruby M., Daytona Beach: one stepson Carl Tiller, Philadelphia: two brothers Erwin, Pittsburgh, and John, San Francisco: and two sisters Miss Patty Greeno, Nashville and MRs. Mary Moore, Nashville.
Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Park.

Note from Melinda. I believe that Ruby was his second wife. No mention of his son. The brother Erwin is not right.

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