9. John Jackson GREENWAY. Born on 15 Jul 1895 in NW. LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. John Jackson died in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona on 16 Apr 1928; he was 32. Buried in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. LaCrosse Cemetery.
Notes for John Jackson Greenway:
In 1923, he accompanied his father to California and later sent for his family. They resided in Richmond, California, and he was in the employ of the Key System Transit Company as an electric motorman, in Oakland, California.
Orrie and the Children returned had returned to LaCrosse, Kansas. In 1928 John became ill. His illness lingered for five months. The last four months of his illness were spent with his brother, N. B. Greenway, in Tuscon, Arizona. Having attained the age of 32 years, 9 months, 1 day, he passed away 16th of April, 1928.
Source: Obituary John Jackson Greenway, "Rush County News", LaCrosse, Rush County, Kansas.
On 16 Mar 1916 when John Jackson was 20, he married Orrie Belle WELCH, daughter of Henry Walter WELCH (3 Jan 1863-9 Mar 1942) & Ida Alice STURGEON (10 Nov 1866-10 Mar 1922), in Great Bend, Barton Co., KS. Rush Co., Marriage Record Book 9 Lost. Born on 1 Oct 1897 in Burnham, Howell Co., MO. Orrie Belle died in Hays, Ellis Co., KS on 25 Oct 1981; she was 84. Buried on 28 Oct 1981 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. LaCrosse Cemetery.
Notes for Orrie B. Welch:
Orrie's father lived with her until his death, as he survived his wife by a number of years.
Source: Margaret Hain Houser, THEY DARED TO COME A biography of the first settlers in LaCrosse, page 64.
Orrie and children joined John in Richmond, California in 1923. He worked for the Key System Transit Company, of Oakland, California. (At some point she returned home to LaCrosse, Kansas without John. This had to be between 1923 - 1928. As John spent the last four months of his life with his brother, Nathan Burt Greenway in Tuscon, Arizonia.)
Source: Obituary for John Jackson Greenway, "Rush County News," LaCrosse, Kansas.