William Herschel Green

Male26 November 1895–14 January 1983

Brief Life History of William Herschel

When William Herschel Green was born on 26 November 1895, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Green, was 37 and his mother, Susan Ellen Johnson, was 19. He married Clara Mollie Noble on 30 April 1914, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 14 January 1983, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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William Herschel Green
Clara Mollie Noble
Marriage: 30 April 1914
Herschel Norman Green
William Frank Green

Sources (14)

  • William H Green, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Herschel Green, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • William Herschel Green, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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  • Marriage
    30 April 1914Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    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.

    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

    Age 6

    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 23

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    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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