Fern Florence Green

Female9 August 1923–2 January 1997

Brief Life History 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 15 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

Sources (23)

  • Fern F Howe, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934
  • Fern F. Green Howe, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1944Brooklyn Center, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    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

    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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