William Walter Green

20 April 1854–12 August 1909 (Age 55)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Walter

When William Walter Green was born on 20 April 1854, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, his father, William Harrison Green, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Warren, was 28. He married Ellen A "Nellie" Bair on 3 November 1878, in Bronson, Branch, Michigan, United States. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Batavia Township, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 12 August 1909, in Batavia, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Batavia, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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William Walter Green
Ellen A "Nellie" Bair
Marriage: 3 November 1878

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3 November 1878
Bronson, Branch, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 16

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Willie W Green in household of William H Green, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willie W Green in household of Harrison Green, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Green, "United States Census, 1900"

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