Amanda Jean Green

Brief Life History of Amanda Jean

When Amanda Jean Green was born on 20 December 1890, in Illinois, United States, her father, Nelson Rowland Greene, was 37 and her mother, Matilda Jane Dean, was 33. She married Fredrick Franklin Silkwood on 22 June 1908, in Calhoun, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Belleview, Calhoun, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Pearl, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 27 January 1986, in La Grange, Lewis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

Fredrick Franklin Silkwood
1883–after 1915
Amanda Jean Green
1890–1986
Marriage: 22 June 1908
Kenneth Wayne Silkwood
1909–1973
Byron Gerald Silkwood
1910–1936
Glenn Everett Silkwood
1912–1979
Buelah Lorene Silkwood
1914–2003

Sources (6)

  • Jeanne A Silkwood in household of Frederick F Silkwood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Amanda Jean Green - Government record: birth-name: Amanda Jean Green
  • Amanda Roberts, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

English: either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or was young or immature, or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green (Middle English grene, a transferred use of the color term). This is one of the most common and widespread of English surnames. In North America it has assimilated cognates from other languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen ) and Dutch Groen ; compare 7 below. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

English: alternatively, from a Middle English personal name Grene.

Irish: adopted for Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’, a personal name from a pet form of uaine ‘green’, see Honan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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