Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

#8 - John F. Green, Obituary

This obituary gives us a clue that John F. Green was well liked by those in his community when it is stated that he was called "Uncle John".

Obituaries sometimes contain mistakes. The Death Notice for John F. Green (#8) has a small one that states he's the father of nine, one of them deceased. He was actually the father of ten, with one deceased. The nine living children were correctly named in the obituary.

Transcription of Death Notice for John F. Green:

John F. Green Dead

John F. Green, one of the oldest citizens of Martin county, died at his home near Hindostan Wednesday morning after a long illness from stomach trouble.
            The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas green and was born in Kentucky.  At the age of seventeen he came with his father and mother to this country and resided at M. Pleasant.  He had four brothers and three sisters.  None survive expect [sic] a sister Mrs. Nancy Williams of this place.
            At the age of twenty-two he was married to Martha E. Greenwell, who only lived a short time.  He lived near Loogootee for some time after his marriage then moved to a farm near Hindostan where he lived until his death.
            In the year 1864 he enlisted in the Civil war but served only a short time.
            Mr. Green was the father of nine children all of whom are living except one.  Those living are Mrs. Nancy Bell, of Rushville, Illinois; Rebecca C. Abels, of Shoals; Mrs. John Brown, Mrs. Ida Waggoner, Mrs. Mary Case, Mrs. Ella Summers, of this city; George, of Cannelburg; James, of Hindostan and John, of Loogootee.
            “Uncle John” as he was familiarly called was a farmer and had many friends.  He was a patient sufferer during his last sickness and was seventy-nine years of age.
            Interment in St. John’s cemetery.

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