Green Hare

1863–1953 (Age 90)
Florida, United States

The Life of Green

When Green Hare was born in 1863, in Florida, United States, his father, William E Hare, was 42 and his mother, Mary Jane Mathis, was 36. He married Frances Caroline McMillan on 12 September 1880, in Jackson, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Jackson, Florida, United States for about 20 years and Grand Ridge, Jackson, Florida, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1953, in Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salem Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Sneads, Jackson, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Green Hare
Frances Caroline McMillan
Marriage: 12 September 1880
George W Hair
Green Wesley Hare
Edgar Allen Hare

Spouse and Children


    Frances Caroline McMillan


12 September 1880
Jackson, Florida, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Jane Mathis




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 15

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 24

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Ó hAichir ‘descendant of Aichear’, a personal name derived from the epithet aichear ‘fierce’, ‘sharp’. In Ireland this name is more commonly Anglicized as O’Hehir.3 English: nickname for a swift runner (possibly a speedy messenger) or a timorous person, from Middle English hare ‘hare’. However, the surname Ayer and its variants was sometimes recorded as Hare.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Green Hare, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • Green Hare, "Florida State Census, 1935"
  • Green Hase, "United States Census, 1910"

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