Lydia Jane Green

24 April 1850–3 June 1923 (Age 73)
South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia Jane

When Lydia Jane Green was born on 24 April 1850, in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Robert Kenyon Green, was 43 and her mother, Eliza Esther Morrison, was 29. She married Charles Scott Cunningham on 2 November 1874, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Alta, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 3 June 1923, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Scott Cunningham
Lydia Jane Green
Marriage: 2 November 1874
Robert E Cunningham
Mable Cunningham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1874South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 13
    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.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or was young or immature, 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). This is one of the most common and widespread of English surnames. In North America it has assimilated cognates from other languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen ) and Dutch Groen ; compare 7 below. This surname is also very common among African Americans.English: alternatively, from a Middle English personal name Grene.Irish: adopted for Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’, a personal name from a pet form of uaine ‘green’, see Honan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Mom claimed she never liked to cook, however being a wife and mother of 9 children it of course was necessary and she did it. In her later years however she being single pretty much gave cooking up …

    Sources (23)

    • Lidia Jane Green in household of Robert Green, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lydia in entry for Robt Ed Cunningham, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Liddia J Cunningham in household of C S Cunningham, "United States Census, 1880"

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