Florence Erma Green

11 March 1897–23 May 1985 (Age 88)
Woodburn, Marion, Oregon, United States

The Life of Florence Erma

When Florence Erma Green was born on 11 March 1897, in Woodburn, Marion, Oregon, United States, her father, George Washington Green, was 31 and her mother, Anna Josephine Leighton, was 28. She married Victor Anders Pearson on 20 May 1916, in Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1920 and Milton, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 23 May 1985, in Lebanon, Linn, Oregon, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Victor Anders Pearson
Florence Erma Green
Marriage: 20 May 1916
Charlotte Louise Pearson
Stanley E Pearson
Claud P Pearson
“unnamed” Pearson
Annabell Pearson
Martain W Pearson
Clarence Pearson

Spouse and Children

    Victor Anders Pearson



20 May 1916
Washington, United States


    Charlotte Louise Pearson


    Stanley E Pearson


    Claud P Pearson


    “unnamed” Pearson


    Annabell Pearson


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 1

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Florence Pearson in household of Victor Pearson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence I Pearson in household of Victor S Pearson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Green in household of George Green, "United States Census, 1910"

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