Florence Irene Green

10 January 1895–2 October 1953 (Age 58)
Mechanicville, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Florence Irene

When Florence Irene Green was born on 10 January 1895, in Mechanicville, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Cicero T Green, was 30 and her mother, Martha Lena Miller, was 30. She married George Butters Willis on 22 November 1912, in Phillipston, Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Phillipston, Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died on 2 October 1953, in Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

George Butters Willis
Florence Irene Green
Marriage: 22 November 1912
Ruby Ida Willis
George Robert Willis
Perley Raymond Willis
Bernice Norma Willis
Pearl Gertrude Willis
Joyce Carole Willis

Spouse and Children

22 November 1912
Phillipston, Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Cicero T Green


    Martha Lena Miller




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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Florena J Willis in household of George B Willis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence I Willis in household of George B Willis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence I Willis, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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