Lora Elizabeth Green

September 1853–14 June 1892 (Age 38)
Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lora Elizabeth

When Lora Elizabeth Green was born in September 1853, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, her father, Alexander Greene, was 41 and her mother, Rhoda Estes, was 37. She married Benjamin Joseph Green on 21 April 1872, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Blue Ridge Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Blowing Rock, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 14 June 1892, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Blowing Rock, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Benjamin Joseph Green
Lora Elizabeth Green
Marriage: 21 April 1872
Albert Alfonzo Greene
Reuben L. Green
Romulus Otis Greene
Theodore William Greene
Emily Gertrude Greene
Leota Greene
Romulus Linney Greene
Pimonia Greene
Loucrecia Greene

Spouse and Children

21 April 1872
Watauga, North Carolina, United States


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    Rhoda Estes




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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 9

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Laura Green in household of Alexander Green, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lora E Greene in household of Benjimin Greene, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lora E Greene, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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