Jessie Mabel Green

21 April 1905–1 May 1962 (Age 57)
Wayne, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jessie Mabel

When Jessie Mabel Green was born on 21 April 1905, in Wayne, Iowa, United States, her father, Everett William Green, was 25 and her mother, Hattie Kaster, was 17. She married J. Clark Thomas on 19 May 1925, in Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Howard Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1930 and South Fork Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 1 May 1962, at the age of 57.

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J. Clark Thomas
Jessie Mabel Green
Marriage: 19 May 1925
William Clark Thomas

Spouse and Children

19 May 1925
Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States


    William Clark Thomas


Parents and Siblings




    Eva R Green



    Cora Green


    Coy Cleo Green


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 8

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 17

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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)

  • Jessie Mable Green, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Jessie Thomas in household of J C Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Thomas in household of J C Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"

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