Robert Green

1852–before 1860 (Age 8)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Green was born in 1852, his father, William Robert Greene, was 20 and his mother, Mary A. ELLIOTT, was 20. He died before 1860, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 7.

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William Robert Greene
1832–1904
Mary A. ELLIOTT
1832–1884
Robert Green
1852–1860
George Green
1854–
Margaret A Green
1855–1881
Mary Jane Green
1857–
Elizabeth Alice Green
1857–1931
Samuel E Green
1861–1934
William Hill Green
1864–1938
Rose A Green
1868–1932

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World Events (1)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 4

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

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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