Margaret Jane Runnions1

F, #2590, b. 20 July 1845, d. 23 May 1925
Father*James Runnions1 b. 28 Dec 1817, d. 21 Aug 1879
Mother*Mary Henry1 b. 1818, d. 5 Feb 1900
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of William Robert Thomas Boyd
     Margaret Jane Runnions was born on 20 July 1845 at Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, daughter of James Runnions and Mary Henry.1 Margaret Jane Runnions married Phillip Sheridan Brady on 29 September 1859 at Wisconsin, USA.2 Margaret Jane Runnions married Clark Sherman Greenfield on 7 April 1870 at Wisconsin, USA.3,4 Margaret Jane Runnions died on 23 May 1925 at Wisconsin, USA, at age 79.1
     As of 29 September 1859,her married name was Brady. As of 7 April 1870,her married name was Greenfield. She Mrs. C. S. Greenfield was born in Canada, July 23, 1845, daughter of Jaems and Mary (Henery) Runions. The father came to St. Croix Falls, Wis., in 1849. The following year he located in Hudson, Wis., and in 1861 came to Warren township, St. Croix county, where he bought 300 acres, upon which he spent his remaining years, until the time of his death. Miss Rusnions, now Mrs. Greenfield, received an excellent education in the common schools of Wisconsin, and remained at home with her parents until September 29, 1859, when she was united in matrimony with Philip Brady, a carpenter by trade. Mr. Brady was interested in public affairs and served as a member of the town board of Warren for several years. He died at his home in Warren in 1868, deeply mourned by all who knew him. By this marriage there were three children. Mary married William Johnson, a blacksmith of Hudson, Wis. Annie is the wife of Robert Douglass, a farmer of Warren Township. Agnes married Grant Boardman, head miller at the New Richmond Rolling mills. A sketch of Mr. Boardman is found in this history. The subject of this sketch was next married to Clark Greenfield, of Hancock, Wis. He was a prominent farmer of that township, but immediately upon his marriage took up his home with his bride upon her farm in Warren township. They have added 240 acres to their original farm, making 540 acres in all. Mr. and Mrs. Greenfield are among the most successful and prominent farmers of the township. Mr. Greenfield is a staunch Republican. He has served the town of Warren as clerk and treasurer of the school board, also as postmaster of the town. Four children have blessed this union. Henry is a farmer in New Richmond township, Lester works at home on the farm. Medora married Frank Hennessy, a farmer in Warren Township. Howard is at home on the farm. Mr. and Mrs. Greenfield are most highly thought of by all who know them. Mrs. Greenfield is an acute business woman, and her husband is an accomplished farmer. The farm is up to date in every particular and the home is such a one as to be rare outside fo the big cities. It has telephone connections and is lighted with modern gasoline system. Mrs. Robarge, a lady of extremely old age, has made her home with Mrs. Greenfield for some time. She came from Canada with Mrs. Greenfield in 1848, and was married to Mr. Robarge, a millwright of St. Croix Falls and Minneapolis, who died in 1905. Mr. and Mrs. Greenfield worship at the Episcopal Church. Mr. Brady, the former husband, was a communicant of the Catholic Church and voted the Democratic ticket. (Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", volume 2, published in 1909.)
on 10 August 2012.5


2 September 1850Wisconsin, USA6
26 June 1860Wisconsin, USA7
15 July 1870Wisconsin, USA8
15 June 1880Wisconsin, USA9
2 June 1900Wisconsin, USA10
1 June 1905Wisconsin, USA11
21 April 1910Wisconsin, USA12
2 January 1920Wisconsin, USA13

Family 1

Phillip Sheridan Brady b. 1834, d. 1868
Marriage*Margaret Jane Runnions married Phillip Sheridan Brady on 29 September 1859 at Wisconsin, USA.2 

Family 2

Clark Sherman Greenfield b. 15 Feb 1843, d. 10 Feb 1909
Marriage*Margaret Jane Runnions married Clark Sherman Greenfield on 7 April 1870 at Wisconsin, USA.3,4 
Last Edited11 Aug 2012


  1. [S31] Various, Genealogy Researcher,
    Margaret Jane Runnions, daughter of James Runnions and Mary Henry,was born on 20 Jul 1845 in Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, died on 20 May 1925 in Warren,St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States 13 at age 79, and was buried on 23 May 1925 in Roberts, St.Croix, Wisconsin, United States. The cause of her death was Apoplexy, Paralysis. Another name forMargaret was Margaret Runnions Brady.
  2. [S31] Various, Genealogy Researcher,
    Margaret next married Phillip Sheridan Brady on 29 Sep 1859 in St. Croix Co.,Wisconsin, United States.
  3. [S31] Various, Genealogy Researcher,
    Clark married Margaret Jane Runnions on 7 Apr 1870 in Warren, St. Croix,Wisconsin, United States.
  4. [S36] Various, Marriage Record,
    This is to certify that on the seventy day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy at the house of the wife in the town of Warrne in the Diocese of Wisconsin I joined together in Holy Matrimony Clarke Greenfield and Margaret Brady.
  5. [S56] Unknown author, On-Line Family Tree.
  6. [S61] US Federal Government, 1850 US Census,
    James Runions 22 lumberman born canada
    Mary 27 ireland
    Robert 7 canada
    Margaret 5 canada
    Eliza 2 canada.
  7. [S62] US Federal Government, 1860 US Census,
    Robert Henry 30 farmer ireland
    Margaret Brady 14 canada
    P S Brady 26 ireland.
  8. [S5] US Federal Government, 1870 US Census,
    Greenfield Clark 27 farmer born new york married in apl
    Margaret 25 canada
    Brady Mary 9 wisconsin
    Annie 7 wisconsin
    Agnes 4 wisconsin
    They are living near the James Runnions family.
  9. [S53] US Federal Government, 1880 US Census,
    Greenfield Clarke 37 farmer new york
    Margaret 34 canada
    Mary B 19 wisconsin
    Anne B 16
    Agnes B 13
    Henry 9
    Lester 7
    Medosa 5
    Howard 3
    The family is living near Margaret's mother.
  10. [S11] US Federal Government, 1900 US Census,
    Greenfield Clark feb 1843 married 30 years new york
    Margaret july 1845 7 children all living canada
    Henry may 1871
    Lester E oct 1872
    Thedora dec 1874
    Howard dec 1876.
  11. [S70] State of Wisconsin, 1905 Census of Wisconsin,
    Greenfield Clark F 63 wisconsin
    Margarette 61 canada
    Henry 33 wisconsin
    Lester 31
    Dora 29
    Howard 27.
  12. [S14] US Federal Government, 1910 US Census,
    Greenfield Margaret 64 widowed born canada
    Lester 37
    Howard 33
    Pitts Erick hired man 19
    Grover Root hired man 19
    Anderson Anna servant 18
    Ronningen Christena boarder 23.
  13. [S16] US Federal Government, 1920 US Census,
    She is living with daugter Agnes an son-in-law Grant C Boardman
    It appears Agnes was the informant and got the data wrong

    Boardman Margaret mother 78 widow immigrated 1858 naturalized 1860 born canada.