Elcena A. Green

1861–19 September 1936 (Age 75)
New York, United States

The Life of Elcena A.

When Elcena A. Green was born in 1861, in New York, United States, her father, Gilbert L. Green, was 24 and her mother, Agnes Noble, was 22. She married Milford T. French on 15 February 1893, in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan Territory, United States in 1910. She died on 19 September 1936, in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75.

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Milford T. French
Elcena A. Green
Marriage: 15 February 1893
Agnes E French
Mildred French

Spouse and Children

15 February 1893
South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States



    Mildred French


Parents and Siblings

    Gilbert L. Green


    Agnes Noble





    Benjamin G. Green


World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 18

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Elcena H French in household of Milford T French, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elsena A French in household of Milford T French, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elcena A French in household of Milford T French, "United States Census, 1930"

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