Lamar Otis Green

9 December 1930–28 February 1985 (Age 54)
Conecuh, Alabama, United States

The Life of Lamar Otis

When Lamar Otis Green was born on 9 December 1930, in Conecuh, Alabama, United States, his father, Ed Edward Green, was 34 and his mother, Bertie Orrie Caro, was 22. He lived in Election Precinct 6 Castleberry, Conecuh, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 1985, at the age of 54, and was buried in London, Conecuh, Alabama, United States.

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Lamar Otis Green
Edwina Sellers

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    Edwina Sellers


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    Bertie Orrie Caro




World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 11

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 15

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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)

  • Otis Green in household of Edd Green, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lamar O Green, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Lamar Green, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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