Lora Elizabeth Green

FemaleSeptember 1853–14 June 1892

Brief Life History 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 Green on 21 April 1872, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 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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Family Time Line

Benjamin 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
Pimonia Greene
Lucretia Greene

Sources (14)

  • Laura Green in household of Alexander Green, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Laura Green - Government record: birth-name: Laura Green
  • Lora E Greene, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1872Watauga, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    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

    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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