Jacob GREEN Nora A GREEN Pink GREEN Eva Lee GREEN Walter Jack GREEN Walter Jacob GREEN Laurie Margaret LEE Thomas Gilbert GREEN John GREEN Arthur Toliver GREEN Susan A BARNETT Mini tree diagram
Walter Jacob GREEN

Walter Jacob GREEN1,5,7,8,2,3,4

also known as Walter Jacob GREEN6

25th Dec 18886 - 19256

Life History

25th Dec 1888

Born in Henryetta, Creek Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4

(most likely)

20th Apr 1890

Born in Tennessee, USA.6

(less likely)


Resident in Township 15, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.2


Residence2 in Nash, Muskogee, Oklahoma.4


Residence3 in Commerce, Ottawa, Oklahoma.1

about 1921

Married Laurie Margaret LEE

10th Aug 1922

Birth of daughter Eva Lee GREEN in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.6,9,8,10

26th Feb 1924

Birth of son Walter Jack GREEN in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.10,8,11,12


Died in Oklahoma, USA.6

(less likely)


Died in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.1,5

(most likely)

4th Nov 1925

Birth of son Walter Jacob GREEN in Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Oklahoma.13,10,8,7,11


  • 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, 13 June,Township 15, District 40, Page 6B,  Hse/Fam #126:
    Green, Jacob Head  M W Nov 1848 51 2nd marriage  married 18 years  GANC GA Farmer
    Green, Susan Wife  F W Aug 1858 41 1st marriage,  married 18 years,  6children/6 living MS MS GA
    Green, Walter Son M W  Nov 1889 10  Ind Terr GA MS

    1910 Federal Census, Nash Township, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 30 April,District 107, Page 13B,  Hse/Fam #104:
    Green, Jacob Head  M W 60 2nd marriage  married at age 27  GA NC SCFarmer
    Green, Susan Wife  F W 51 1st marriage  married at age 27  6children,/5 living  MS MS GA
    Green, Walter Son M W  20  OK GA MS Farm Laborer

    In 1918, we find Walter working in a mine in northeast Oklahoma,living in Commerce.

    WWI Draft Registration Cards
    Walter Green
    Residence N Main St, Commerce, Ottawa County, Oklahoma
    Born 25 Dec 1888 Henryetta (Creek Nation/Okmulgee County), Oklahoma
    Occupation Mining Shoveler, Hines Mining Co, Commerce, Okla
    Medium Height and Build, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair
    Registered Commerce, Oklahoma, 5 June 1917
    Signed Walter Green

    By 1920,Walter had married a widow, Maggie Lee Burch, who wasenumerated with Walter along with her two Burch children.  Walter hasmoved from Commerce to Cardin, still in Ottawa County, in the verynortheast corner of the state.  Cardin is now on of three towns thatdiminished until they became ghost towns in the 2000s.

    "Cardin is a ghost town in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. Thepopulation was 150 at the 2000 census, but plummeted to 3 at the 2010census in April 2010. The town is located within the Tar CreekSuperfund site; the vast majority of its residents accepted federalbuyout offers, and the town's population dropped to zero in November2010."
    --  "Cardin, Oklahoma," Wikipedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardin,_Oklahoma

    1920 Federal Census, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, 17 January, QuapawTownship, District 124, page 13B, Hse #254, Fam #285
    Green, Water [sic] Head  Rents M W 32 OK IL OH Shoveler Hines Mine
    Green, Maggie Wife F W 25 MO MO MO
    Burch, Earl Stepson M W 8 MO MO MO
    Burch, Paul Stepson M W 5 MO MO MO

    This census was available when I was originally searching for info onWalter, but this appeared to be a different Walter Green, since thebirth sates did not match the information we had about his family.

    Now with information about his wife discovered only in March 2012, itis clear this is the correct Walter Green.  He just got the birthstates of his parents wrong.  Walter's Father Jacob was born inGeorgia and his mother Susan Barnett was born in Illinois.

    A Find-a-Grave memorial on Walter's brother Pink reports that Walterdied in 1925 in Oklahoma, after which his wife and children moved toFresno County, California, with his two brothers, and maybe theirmother Susan.

    "Another brother, Walter Jacob, had died in 1925 (OK) and the widowwith three small children were staying in [the household] with Pink inthe 1930 census, Fresno CA, Township 5. The three children--Eva L.,Jack, and Walter Jacob (Jake), are bur. in this cemetery as is Pink'sbrother, Thomas (Tom) Gilbert GREEN."
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #73346170,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73346170

    The compiler of this memorial tells us that the name of Walter's lastson was Walter Jacob.  This last child is named in the census asJunior, so we may conclude that his father Walter's full name was alsoWalter Jacob.

    We find Walter Jr in 1930 with his brother and sister and widowedmother, in Fresno, California.  The census reports Walter's widow andchildren living in the household of Walter's brother Pink.  They movedto California some time after Walter's death and the birth of Junior,and the memorial compiler says it was 1930.

    1930 Federal Census,  Fresno County, California, 18 April, Township 5,District 76, page 7A, Conejo Avenue, Hse #150, Fam #151
    Green, Pink Head M W 42 First married at 32 [but no wife in thehousehold] OK TN TN Farm Laborer
    Green, Maggie Sister-in-law F W 35 First married at 34 [but no husbandin the household] OK MO MO
    Green, Eva Lee Niece  F W 7 OK OK OK
    Green, Jack Nephew  M W 6 OK OK OK
    Green, Junior Nephew  M W 4yrs 4mos OK OK OK [b abt Dec 1925]

    From the age of Junior in 1930 as 4 years and 4 months, Walter musthave died before the birth of Junior.  If the age of Junior is asexact as it looks, we can say he was born in November or December1925.  This enables us to place Walter's death between March andDecember 1925 and the move to California between December 1925 (birthof Junior) and March 1930 (month before census).

    Pink's obituary says he had lived in Fresno since 1925. This must be avery round number, since the 1930 and 1940 censuses report that Jacobwas born in Oklahoma, and 1930 seems to indicate it was December 1925. So Maggie and the children actually came to California in 1926.  Wedo not know if Pink and Lois moved west earlier or they all traveledtogether.


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