Maria Rosena Green

3 April 1893–1 January 1969 (Age 75)
Springfield, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

The Life Summary of Maria Rosena

Maria Rosena Green was born on 3 April 1893, in Springfield, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica as the daughter of Colin Green and Sarah E Gordon. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Septimus Gustavus Black. She died on 1 January 1969, in her hometown, at the age of 75.

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Septimus Gustavus Black
Maria Rosena Green
Hilda May Black
Samuel Vincent Black

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World Events (4)

Age 14
City of Kingston destroyed by earthquake.
Age 51
Universal adult suffrage introduced. new constitution providing for a popularly-elected House of Representatives promulgated.
Age 65
Jamaica becomes a member of the British-sponsored Federation of the West Indies.

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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Sources (2)

  • Maria Rosina, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"
  • Maria Black in entry for Hilda May Black, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

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