Carl Forrest GREENWAY ID#4445, b. 8 May 1917, d. 13 September 1974
Father*James Carl GREENWAY b. 23 Dec 1882, d. 1963
Mother*Lida Pearl MCCLARAN b. 1 Jan 1886, d. 7 Aug 1983
Birth*Carl Forrest GREENWAY was born on 8 May 1917 in Hamlin, Jones County, Texas.1 
He was the son of James Carl GREENWAY and Lida Pearl MCCLARAN
Draft Registration*Carl Forrest GREENWAY was registered for the draft on 17 October 1940 in Jones County, Texas.1 
Military*Enlisted in U.S. Army on 18 Feburary 1942. 
Death*He died on 13 September 1974 in Los Angeles, California, at age 57. 
buried*He was buried in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, Jones County, Texas. 
Obituary*Man Who Was Hamlin Success Story Dies

HAMLIN -- Carl Forrest Greenway, 57, whose career was one of Hamlin’s top success stories, died early Saturday morning in Los Angeles, Calif., hospital after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held in Los Angeles and in New York City before the body is brought to Hamlin this week for burial in Hamlin East Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

Mr. Greenway was with Spencer Trask and Co., one of New York’s oldest investment firms, from 1948 until ill health forced his retirement early this year. At retirement he was general partner in the investment banking and brokerage firm.

He made his home in Los Angeles with his mother, Mrs. James Carl Greenway, and a sister Mrs. R. H. Secrist.

Other survivors include two brothers, J. D. Greenway of Wichita Falls and Lee Greenway of Los Angeles. An aunt, Lennie Greenway, was a longtime Hamlin bank employee.

Mr. Greenway’s career took him from RFD 3, Hamlin, where he was born May 8, 1917, and reared on a farm between McCaulley and Neinda, to New York Social Register, from a clerkship at Bryant-Link for five years during the Depression to a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

He was a longtime director, and at his retirement the president, of the exclusive Metropolitan Opera Club, a select New York group which supports the Metropolitan Opera.

He graduated from Hamlin High School in 1933 and went to Baylor University to study music and Spanish. The Depression forced him to leave school after a year and a half.

He managed some courses at the University of Mexico and commuted to hardin-Simmons in Abilene for a time but earned no degree. He went to work for Bryant-Link at Hamlin as a clerk and became manager of the dry goods department.

Mr. Greenway volunteered for military service after Pearl Harbor and was accepted for officer training. He was released from service, a Major with decorations won in the Pacific Theater, in May 1946.

He went directly to Harvard where he applied to the Graduate School of Business Administration, asking to bypass undergraduate work for his bachelor’s degree.

On examination he was admitted and won his Harvard’s Master’s in two years. On graduation he joined the New York investment firm.

The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Sunday Morning, Sept. 15, 1974 ( 
NOTE*Carl Greenway was a genealogist and wrote many letters regarding the Hairston family history. His great grandmother was Mary Josephine Hairston. 

Sources (

  1. [S3256] World War II Draft Registration Cards, Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010.
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