Wilbur Ammon Green

28 September 1896–16 June 1975 (Age 78)
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States

The Life of Wilbur Ammon

When Wilbur Ammon Green was born on 28 September 1896, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, his father, William Ammon Green, was 29 and his mother, Ida Louise Kuehne, was 23. He married Frances Mae Cosper on 12 March 1918, in Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 16 June 1975, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Wilbur Ammon Green
Frances Mae Cosper
Marriage: 12 March 1918
Wilbur Sheldon Green

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12 March 1918
Sacramento, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Wilbur A Green, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur A Green, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilbur A Green, "United States Census, 1930"

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