Mary Alvada Green

18 August 1875–13 January 1953 (Age 77)
Granville, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Alvada

When Mary Alvada Green was born on 18 August 1875, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Henry Green, was 37 and her mother, Lucy Mary Currin, was 35. She married John Stovall Royster I on 15 March 1900, in Salem Township, Granville, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Dabney, Vance, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 13 January 1953, in Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Stovall Royster I
Mary Alvada Green
Marriage: 15 March 1900
Lucy Royster
Ethel Royster
William Green Royster
Fred Stovall Royster
Helen Green Royster
John Stovall Royster II

Spouse and Children

    John Stovall Royster I



15 March 1900
Salem Township, Granville, North Carolina, United States




    William Green Royster



    Helen Green Royster


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Green





+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 2

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Adulla Royster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alinda Royster in household of John S Royster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alvada Rayster in household of John S Rayster, "United States Census, 1910"

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