Fern Florence Green

9 August 1923–2 January 1997 (Age 73)
Brooklyn Center, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Fern Florence

When Fern Florence Green was born on 9 August 1923, in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Warren Rawlings Green, was 24 and her mother, Clara Esther Crooker, was 23. She married Russell William Howe on 28 April 1944, in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Brooklyn Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. She died on 2 January 1997, in Big Lake Township, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mound Cemetery, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Russell William Howe
Fern Florence Green
Marriage: 28 April 1944
Gail Velma Howe

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World Events (8)

Age 4
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman
Age 8
The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 21
The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 (22)

  • Fern F Green in household of Charles J Crooker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fern Green in household of Warren Green, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fern Green in entry for Howe, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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