Richard J. Green

Male19 May 1848–22 September 1935

Brief Life History of Richard J.

When Richard J. Green was born on 19 May 1848, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Green, was 39 and his mother, Caroline Smith, was 34. He married Martha A. Minter on 12 November 1874, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chequest Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States for about 60 years. He died on 22 September 1935, in Douds, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87.

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Richard J. Green
Martha A. Minter
Marriage: 12 November 1874
Nancy Green
Carrie Green
George W. Green
Ella Green
Grace M. Green
Wilbur Hazen Green

Sources (19)

  • Richard J Green, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard J Grun, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Richard J Green, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1874Van Buren, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Douds Post Office as opened as Business corner 04/04/1849. Name changed to Doud's Station 08/09/1864. Name changed to Douds Station 12/01/1899. Name changed to Douds Leandro 03/23/1903. Name changed to Douds 09/11/1917.


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 24

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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