Bion Green

22 February 1858–21 August 1954 (Age 96)
Hollis Center, Hollis, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Bion

When Bion Green was born on 22 February 1858, in Hollis Center, Hollis, York, Maine, United States, his father, William Henry Green, was 24 and his mother, Asenath Benson, was 24. He married Lena Florence Norris on 20 June 1883, in Biddeford, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Merrimac, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. He died on 21 August 1954, in Wells, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Biddeford, York, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bion Green
Lena Florence Norris
Marriage: 20 June 1883
Florence Adelaide Green
Lester Lincoln Green
Virginia S. Green
Lena Etta Green

Spouse and Children


    Lena Florence Norris


20 June 1883
Biddeford, York, Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Green


    Asenath Benson





    Margaret "Maggie" Abigail Green


World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 5

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.

Age 28

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Bion Green, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bion Green in household of William H Green, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bion Green, "United States Census, 1900"

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