Matthew J. Greevy [RG5534.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG5534.AM:  Matthew J. Greevy, 1859-1935

Song lyrics/poetry:  1919; 1921
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
Size:  One folder; seven items

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1859, Matthew Greevy moved to Missouri Valley, Iowa, in 1880 to work for the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad.  He moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1881.  He lived in Omaha the rest of his life, except for three years employed by the Great Northern Railroad in Spokane, Washington.  Greevy worked as a passenger agent for the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha.  He was active in politics, serving as secretary in the Nebraska State Senate for three terms.  He also served as City Clerk of Omaha for twelve years.  Greevy was also known for writing verse and prose for the local newspapers.  Matthew J. Greevy died in Omaha on April 25, 1935.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one folder containing typed song lyrics and/or poetry by Matthew J. Greevy.  The lyrics relate to patriotism and the Elks Lodge.  Titles of writings include, "The Ark of Peace," "United States Marines at Belleau Wood," "Lille, the Lion's Bride," "The White Cross," and "The Flag of Elkdomland."  The items date from 1919 and 1921.

INVENTORY

Item

  1. The Ark of Peace, August 23, 1919
  2. United States Marines at Belleau Wood, 1919
  3. Lille, the Lion’s Bride, 1919
  4. The White Cross, June 15, 1919
  5. Flag of Elkdomland, 35th Anniversary, B.P.O.E. Lodge 39, Omaha Auditorium, February 7, 1921, c. 1
  6. Flag of Elkdomland, 35th Anniversary, B.P.O.E. Lodge 39, Omaha Auditorium, February 7, 1921, c. 2
  7. Flag of Elkdomland, 35th Anniversary, B.P.O.E. Lodge 39, Omaha Auditorium, February 7, 1921, c. 3

 

Subject headings:

Elks (Fraternal order) -- Lodge no. 39 (Omaha, Neb.)
Greevy, Matthew J., 1859-1935
Musical settings
Popular music -- United States -- 1911-1920
World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music

 

TMM      02-23-2021

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