Amanda Jean Green

20 December 1890–27 January 1986 (Age 95)
Illinois, United States

The Life 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
Amanda Jean Green
Marriage: 22 June 1908
Kenneth Wayne Silkwood
Byron Gerald Silkwood
Glenn Evertt Silkwood
Buelah Lovene Silkwood

Spouse and Children

    Fredrick Franklin Silkwood



22 June 1908
Calhoun, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Nelson Rowland Greene





    Ada Lorraine Green


    Nettie Louisa Green


    Harvey Green


    William Green


    Crepa Green


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World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 2

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) 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). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jeanne A Silkwood in household of Frederick F Silkwood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amanda Green in household of Nelson Green, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amanda Roberts, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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