Nettie Elizabeth Green

11 May 1916–22 November 2009 (Age 93)
Canute, Washita, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Nettie Elizabeth

When Nettie Elizabeth Green was born on 11 May 1916, in Canute, Washita, Oklahoma, United States, her father, James Daniel Green, was 28 and her mother, Mintie Slack, was 24. She married Charlie Merril Sprowls on 22 April 1941. She died on 22 November 2009, in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Cheyenne Cemetery, Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States.

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Charlie Merril Sprowls
Nettie Elizabeth Green
Marriage: 22 April 1941

Spouse and Children

22 April 1941

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Nittie E Green in household of James D Green, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nettie Elizabeth Green Sprowls, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Nettie Green, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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