Edgar Benford Green

6 April 1916–25 November 1996 (Age 80)
Dry Fork, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of Edgar Benford

When Edgar Benford Green was born on 6 April 1916, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Edgar Green, was 42 and his mother, Bertha Frith, was 29. He married Lula Mae Merricks on 24 December 1938, in King William, Virginia, United States. He lived in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 25 November 1996, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States.

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Edgar Benford Green
Lula Mae Merricks
Marriage: 24 December 1938

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24 December 1938
King William, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 1

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Benford Green in household of Edgar Green, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edgar B Green, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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