Reddick Jackson GREEN Woodrow GREEN Margaret GREEN B Voncil GREEN Valton GREEN William Elvie GREEN James Alfred GREEN Lena M DOYLE Birdie Eugene GILBERT Myrtle Emma GREEN Etta Lou BOWEN Mini tree diagram
William Elvie GREEN

William Elvie GREEN11,12,1,13,10,6,14,8,9

also known as William Alvia GREEN4,7,5

also known as William Alvie Green

24th Aug 18913 - Nov 197110,3

Life History

Aug 1890

Born in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.11,7,1

(less likely)

24th Aug 1891

Born in Coalgate, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.4,5,6,7,8,9

(most likely)

1892

Born.3

(less likely)

between 3rd Oct 1898 and 25th Sep 1902

Resident Two Dawes Registrations in Dawes Chickasaw Roll, Bob, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2

1st Jan 1916

Married Lena M DOYLE in Little River County, Arkansas

13th Dec 1916

Birth of son Woodrow GREEN in Marietta, Love, Oklahoma.15,11,6

6th Dec 1919

Birth of daughter Margaret GREEN in Love County, Oklahoma.16,11,10,6,9,17,3

9th Jan 1922

Birth of daughter B Voncil GREEN in Marietta, Love, Oklahoma.9,18,19,20

25th Jun 1925

Birth of son Valton GREEN in Love County, Oklahoma.10,6,9

12th Feb 1929

Birth of son William Elvie GREEN in Marietta, Love, Oklahoma.6,9,20

12th Mar 1932

Birth of son James Alfred GREEN in Marietta, Love, Oklahoma.9,20

after 1933

Death of Lena M DOYLE in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.21,9

17th Dec 1968

Death of son Woodrow GREEN in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico.15

Nov 1971

Died in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona.10,3

Nov 1971

Buried in St David Cemetery, St David, Cochise County, Arizona.3

Other facts

 

Married Birdie Eugene GILBERT

 

Also Known As2: William Elmer Green

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 2 June,Township 8, South Range 1 East, District 151, page 1A, Hse #2
    Green, Reddick J  Head White Male Feb 1869  31 Married 12 yrs IndTerritory GA Ind Territory  Farmer  Owns Farm  Cannot read and write
    Green, Etta L  Wife White Female Nov 1869  30 Married 12 yrs  3children/2 living MS TN AL Can read and write
    Green, William A  Son White Male Aug 1890  9 Ind Territory IndTerritory Mississippi

    In 1902 William was enumerated for the Chickasaw Nation citizenshiprolls, with his father and sister.

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4062, Census Card #1662
    Redie Jackson Green, Age 32, Birth Abt 1870, 1/4 Chickasaw
    Dawes' Roll #4063, Census Card #1662
    William Elvie Green, Age 12, Birth Abt 1890, 1/8 Chickasaw
    Dawes' Roll #4064, Census Card #1662
    Myrtle Emma Green, Age 22, Birth Abt 1880, 1/8 Chickasaw
    Tribal Affiliation Chickasaw By Blood

    I found that in the 1910 census, William's father Reddie Green hasdied and his mother Etta Bowers (Bowen) Green has remarried.  They areenumerated in the household of William's step-father Van Brooks.

    1910 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma, 16 May, Marietta City Ward3, District 171, page 24B, Hse/Fam #65
    Brooks, Van B Head M W 43 2nd marriage Married 1 yr Alabama AlabamaAlabama Owns
    Brooks, Etta Wife F Indian 38 2nd marriage Married 1 yr MississippiTennessee Alabama
    Brooks, Jennie Dau F W 17 Single Texas Alabama Alabama
    Green, William step-son  M Indian 19 Single OK OK Mississippi OwnIncome [b abt 1891]

    Note that Ettie and William are reported as Indian, while Van Brooksand his daughter Jennie are reported as White.  In this 1910 census,an additional schedule reported on the Indian Nation any Indian personbelonged to.  In that schedule, Ettie is listed as a Chickasaw with aChickasaw Father and White Mother.  William is listed as a Chickasaw,with a Chickasaw Father and Mother.  Most of the people on their pageare Chickasaw.  One family is Choctaw.  They are in Marietta, LoveCounty, which was in the former Chickasaw Nation.

    When William got married he and his bride Lena Doyle were living inMcCurtain County, in the southeast corner of Oklahoma.  They wentacross the border to get married in Little River County, Arkansas.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    W E Green
    Age 26, Birth Year abt 1890
    Residence Brokenbow, McCurtain, Oklahoma
    Spouse's Name Lena Doyle
    Spouse's Age 23
    Spouse's Residence Brokenbow, McCurtain, Oklahoma
    Marriage 1 Jan 1916 Little River County, Arkansas
    Marriage License Date 1 Jan 1916

    Two years later, when William registered for the WWI draft, they wereliving south and west in Collin County, north of Dallas, Texas.

    U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    William Alvia Green
    Birth 24 Aug 1891 Coalgate, Oklahoma
    Residence Farmersville, Collin County, Texas
    Married, Occupation Farmer Self-Employed
    Tall, Medium build, Eyes Dark Gray, Hair Dark Brown
    Registered 5 June 1917 Collin Co TX
    Signed W A Green

    We see that in the 1920 census, after William has established his ownhousehold, he is now reported as White instead of Indian.

    1920 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma, no date, WashingtonTownship, Marietta City, District 130, page 10B, No Hse/Fam #
    Green, William Elvie Head  Rents M W 31 OK OK MS Chauffeur [b abt1889]
    Green, Lima Wife F W 26 OK US AR
    Green, Woodrow Son M W 3 OK OK OK
    Green, Margarette Dau F W 1mo OK OK OK

    I found that the entry for this William Elvie Green matched all thedetails for William A Green, son of Reddick and Etta, except for themiddle name/initial. One genealogy, of the Powell family of William'ssister Myrtle Emma Green and her husband, reports his name as WilliamAlvia.

    Reddick "Redie" J Green, b 7 Feb 1972, d 7 May 1906
    wife Etta D Bower, b Nov 1809 Mississippi, d Aft 1930
    Son William Alvia Green, b 24 Aug 1891
    Myrtle Emma Green, b 2 Dec 1892, d 1 Nov 1948 Marion OR
    --  Ancestry Trees, Powell Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12163053/family/familygroup

    Note that this genealogy has the same form of his name as I laterdiscovered his WWI Draft Registration Card above.

    It appears from other family sources that the proper formal name wasElvie. This is also the form of the name under which he was enrolledin the Dawes Indian Rolls.  All members of the Colbert line wereregistered as Chickasaws, though they were living in Choctaw Nationwhen the Dawes roll was original compiled.  Fannie Colbert latertransferred the registration of herself and her children to ChickasawNation rolls when they moved to Chickasaw Nation. For more informationon the Colbert-Green registrations as Indians in Indian Territory, seeNotes for Fannie Colbert (wife of Daniel David Green b 1844).

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    Name: William Elvie Green
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1890
    Age at Census Enrollment: 12
    Enrollment Date: 25 Sep 1902
    Tribal Affiliation: Chickasaw By Blood, 1/8
    Census Card #1662
    Dawes' Roll #4063

    A descendant reports the name as William Elvie.

    "My mother-in-law was Margaret Green Glazener.  Margaret was thedaughter of William Elvie Green and the granddaughter of Redie JacksonGreen; great-granddaughter of Daniel Green; and gg-granddaughter ofToliver Green.  As I am sure you know, Daniel Green was married toFrancis Colbert the daughter of an Indian agent. ... My son, MatthewGlazener is now becoming interested in the family genealogy and istrying to find information on his G-Grandfather, William Elvie Green.Unfortunately we do not know exactly where he is buried."
    --  Jan Hise Butler, email to Marion Mixon, 29 August 2009

    Burial information came to light later.  See Find a Grave informationbelow.

    The 1930 census confirms that William's wife's name is Lena, after itseems to clearly be Lima in 1920.  Note that all members of thehousehold are reported as White.

    1930 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma, 11 April, WashingtonTownship, District 14, page 4B, Hse/Fam #65
    Green, William Head  Rents M W 38 First married at age 24 OK OK USFarmer [b abt 1892]
    Green, Lena Wife F W 36 First married at age 21 OK OK OK
    Green, Woodrow Son M W 13 OK OK OK
    Green, Margie Dau F W 10 OK OK OK
    Green, Voncile Dau F W 8 OK OK OK
    Green, Valton Son M W 4yrs9mos OK OK OK
    Green, William Jr Son M W 1 OK OK OK

    Lena died soon after the 1930 census.  In the 1940 census, William isreported as a wodower, with 5 children in the home.

    1940 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma, 3 May, Hickory Township,District 43-4, Page 10B, Hse #154, Rents, Farm
    Green, Will E Head M W 50 Widowed Grade 6 b Okla Rural Love Okla in1935 Road Construction Laborer [b abt 1890]
    Green, Margaret Dau F W 20 Single Grade H1 b Okla Rural Love Okla in1935 DressMaking NYA [b abt 1920]
    Green, B Voncile Dau F W 18 Single Grade 8 b Okla Rural Love Okla in1935 [b abt 1922]
    Green, Valton Son M W 15 Single Grade 4 b Okla Rural Love Okla in 1935[b abt 1925]
    Green, William E Son M W 11 Single Grade 1 b Okla Rural Love Okla in1935 [b abt 1929]
    Green, James A Son M W 7 Single Grade 0 b Okla Rural Love Okla in 1935[b abt 1933]

    One genealogy has reported that William Elvie died in Oklahoma City on15 October 1891.  But this is the wrong William E Green.  That man wasborn on 26 Feb 1884.

    William Elvie's Social Security records have his birth a year laterthan that reported on his WWI draft registration, saying 24 Aug 1892.There is no middle name or initial in the SS records.

    Social Security Death Index
    William Green
    Born 24 Aug 1892
    Died Nov 1971
    Last Residence Saint David, Cochise, Arizona 85630
    SSN 527-26-4585 issued Arizona (Before 1951)

    This dearth information led to the discovery of a Find a Gravememorial for him, with a photo of William's gravestone.  On this hisname is spelled Alvie, whereas all early family sources and Chickasawrecords spelled it Elvie or had the middle initial A.  Only the yearsof birth and death are on the gravestone.  Note that the year of birthher is another variation, adding 1892 to the previous 1890 and 1891.This is another common example of the lack of focus on accuracy ofdetail in the worldview of the previous generations.  Sharing the samegravestone is his second wife Birdie Eugene (Gilbert), born 1894, died1983.

    William Alvie Green
    Birth 1892
    Death 1971
    Inscription:  Together for Eternity
    Burial Saint David Cemetery, Saint David, Cochise County, Arizona
    Created by Diane L Oct 15, 2007
    -- Find A Grave Memorial #22215345,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Green&GSiman=1&GScid=57110&GRid=22215345&

Sources

  • 1. Chickasaw History
  • 2. U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    • Dawes' Roll #4063, Census Card #1662
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Powell Family,
  • 6. 1930 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma
    • 11 April, Washington Township, District 14, page 4B, Hse/Fam #65
  • 7. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 2 June, Township 8, South Range 1 East, District 151, page 1A, Hse #2
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma
    • 16 May, Marietta City Ward 3, District 171, page 24B, Hse/Fam #65
  • 9. 1940 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma
    • 3 May, Hickory Township, District 43-4, Page 10B, Hse #154, Rents,
  • 10. Social Security Death Index
  • 11. 1920 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma
    • no date, Washington Township, Marietta City, District 130, page 10B,
  • 12. Jan Hise Butler, email to Marion Mixon, 29 August 2009
  • 13. U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    • Census Card #1662, Dawes Roll #4063
  • 14. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 15. Ancestry Trees
    • Green Family,
  • 16. Ancestry Trees
    • Hise Family,
  • 17. Glazener Margaret Green Grave
  • 18. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 19. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 20. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 21. Ancestry Trees
    • Hise Family, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10956532/person/-550750298

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