Grace Green

Female17 February 1879–14 February 1944

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace Green was born on 17 February 1879, in Dumont, Clear Creek, Colorado, United States, her father, Vinson Green, was 30 and her mother, Lena Ewers, was 22. She married Chester Arthur River on 31 August 1900, in Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States in 1885 and Garfield, Colorado, United States in 1920. She died on 14 February 1944, at the age of 64.

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Chester Arthur River
Grace Green
Marriage: 31 August 1900
Frank Raymond River
Chester Theodore River
Charles Henry River
Stanley Jay River
(Boy) River
Artalena Grace River
Thomas Bailey River
Mary Louisa River
George Harvey River
Elwood Robert River
Arlena Lila River
Wade Nelson Smith River
Wade N S River

Sources (10)

  • Grace Rivers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Green, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Grace Green - Individual or family possessions: death: ; Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 August 1900Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1880: Clear Creek, Colorado, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 19

    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.

    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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