Rollin Samuel Greening or Brown

Male8 March 1877–27 July 1945

Brief Life History of Rollin Samuel

When Rollin Samuel Greening or Brown was born on 8 March 1877, in Rockport Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, John Greening, was 33 and his mother, Virginia Eliza Greenleaf, was 27. He married Elizabeth May Baker on 25 June 1902, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 27 July 1945, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Rollin Samuel Greening or Brown
Lelah Belle Baker
Marriage: about 1905
Howard Brown
Alice Brown

Sources (11)

  • Rollin Brown in household of William Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rollin Green, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Rollin S. Brown, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    about 1905Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

    Age 3

    The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 19

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire and Dorset): nickname perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English grening, a derivative of grene ‘green’ (Old English grēne), i.e. ‘the green one’, whether physically or metaphorically ‘green’.

    English: alternatively, from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Grening, a derivative (originally patronymic) of the Middle English personal name Grene. See Green .

    Americanized form of German Grüning, a variant of Groening .

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

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