William J JESTES Lloyd Lyonel GREEN Lloyd Lyonel GREEN Living GREEN Sallie Catherine GILL Mini tree diagram
Bronta Blanche JESTES

Bronta Blanche JESTES11,1,2,12,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,13

9th Jul 18991,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 - 3rd Dec 19991,2,3,4,9

Life History

9th Jul 1899

Born in Sorento, Bond, Illinois.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

18th Oct 1919

Married Lloyd Lyonel GREEN in Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois.3,13,2

27th Nov 1921

Birth of son Lloyd Lyonel GREEN in Sandoval, Marion, Illinois.7,8,15,4,1

12th Jul 1962

Death of Lloyd Lyonel GREEN in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana.1,2,16

29th Mar 1981

Death of son Lloyd Lyonel GREEN in Kansas City, Clay, Missouri.14,4,1

3rd Dec 1999

Died in Jasper, Walker, Alabama.1,2,3,4,9

Cardiopulmonary Arrest

7th Dec 1999

Buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, Bond County, Illinois.1,3,9

Other facts

 

Birth of son Living GREEN

Notes

  • Illinois Birth Certificate
    Bronta Blanche Jestes
    Birth 9 July 1899 Sorento, Bond County, Texas
    Father William J Jestes residence Sorento (Bond Co), Illinois
    born in Bond County, Illinois, Farmer
    Mother Sallie C Gill residence Sorento (Bond Co), Illinois
    born in Bond County, Illinois, Housewife
    Attendant at birth H E WIlkins, MD, Sorento, Illinois
    Filed 28 August 1899, copy dated 11 September 1941

    In her first census enumeration, Bronta is the youngest of threedaughters of WIllim J and Sally Jestes (spelled Jestis by theenumerator).

    1900 Federal Census, Bond County, Illinois, 5 June, Shoal CreekTownship, District 9, page 3A,  Hse/Fam #43
    Jestis, William J Head  W M March 1866 34 Married 13 years IL IN ILFarmer Rents
    Jestis, Sally Wife W F June 1870 29 Married 13 yrs 3 child/3 living ILIL IL
    Jestis, Irma Dau W F June 1888  11 Single IL IL IL
    Jestis, Irene Dau W F Jan 1895  5 Single IL IL IL
    Jestis, Bronta Dau W F July 1899  10mos Single IL IL IL

    1910 Federal Census, Bond County, Illinois, 21 April, Shoal CreekTownship, District 11, Page 6B, Hse #185, Fam #186
    Jestes, William J  Head M W 42 Married 24 years IL IL IL Rural Carrier(Postal?) Owns
    Jestes, Sallie C Wife F W 39 Married 24 years 3 children/3 living ILUnknown Unknown
    Jestes, Irma E Dau 21 Single IL IL IL School Teacher
    Jestes, Irene L Dau 16 Single IL IL IL
    Jestes, Bronta B Dau 10 Single IL IL IL
    White, Joseph W Boarder 35 Single IL IL IL School Teacher

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    My mother's "Jestes" name was part of the Rankin Clan.  My brother andI are mentioned in the last generation covered.
    ...
    Lloyd L Green  (my dad)
    Born Sep 1, 1898 Bond Co IL
    Died July 16, 1962 Hospigtal Evansville IN

    Married Bronta Blanche Green
    Born July 9, 1899 Sorento IL
    Died Dec 1999 Jasper IL

    Lloyd Lionel and Bronta Blanche had 2 children
    Lloyd Lionel Green Jr. married to Alice Lucile Boze
    William Lynn Green
    Born Mar 12, 1929 Sandoval IL Married Betty Ann Kleinmann Jan 27, 1951
    --  Bill Green, email communication to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 8 June2014
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    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Wood River, Illinois, City Directory, 1925, p 126
    Green Lloyd L (Bronta B) 1B prin[cipal] Woodrow Wilson School r EMaple mail PO Box 115

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Wood River, Illinois, City Directory, 1926, p 242
    Green Lloyd L (Bronta B) 1B prin Woodrow Wilson School and (DelmarTheater) r E Maple mail PO Box 115

    1930 Federal Census, marion County, Illinois, 23 April, SandovalVillage, District 61-36, page 12B, Hse #336, Fam #346
    Green, Lloyd L Head Rents $10 No Radio M W 31 Married at 21 IL MO MOPublic School Teacher
    Green, Bronta B Wife F W 30 Married at 20 IL IL IL
    Green, Lloyd Jr Son F W 8 Single IL IL IL
    Green, William L Son F W 1yr1mo Single IL IL IL

    1940 Federal Census, Wayne County, Illinois, 18 April, Fairfield Ward3, District 96-11, page 9A, 502 West Douglass, Hse #205, Owns $3000
    Green, Lloyd L Head M W 41 Married Grade C2 b Illinois Sandoval,Washington IL in 1935 Principal, Public School [b abt 1899]
    Green, Bronta Wife F W 40 Married Grade H4 b Illinois Sandoval,Washington IL in 1935 [b abt 1900]
    Green, Lloyd Son M W 18 Grade H4 b Illinois same Sandoval, WashingtonIL in 1935 Sales Clerk, Retail Grocery
    Green, William L Son 16 Grade H2 b Illinois same place Sandoval,Washington IL in 1935

    The dates of birth and death on her Social Security records matchthose in other records, but her residence at time of death is reportedas Faifax, Virginia, across the river from Washington, DC, while herobituary says she died in Jasper, Alabama, and had been living therefor 8 years.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Bronta B. Green
    Last Residence Reston, Fairfax, Virginia 20190
    Born 9 Jul 1899
    Died 3 Dec 1999
    SSN 346-38-0611 issued Illinois (1962)

    Her obituary got her middle initial wrong.

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    Bronta D. Green Obituary:

    Services for centenarian Bronta D. Green [Bronta B Green] , formerlyof Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Perfetti Funeral Homethere with the Rev. James Howie officiating. Burial will be inSunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the funeral homefrom one hour before the service.

    Mrs. Green died at 11:35 a.m. December 3, 1999, in Ridgewood HealthCare Center, Jasper, Ala. She was 100 years old on July 9. She hadresided in Jasper for the past eight years. Most of her younger yearswere spent in the Sorento and Fairfield areas. She also resided inLakeland, Fla, for 26 years.

    She was born in Sorento, a daughter of William J. and Sally GillJestes. She married Lloyd L. Green on October 18, 1919 in Hillsboro.He died July 5, 1962.

    Surviving is a son, William "Bill" Green and wife Betty of Jasper.Preceding her in death were a son, Lloyd L. Green, Jr. in 1981 and twosisters, Irene Griffiths and Irma Shult.
    --   U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, Ancestry.com
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    Bronta B Green
    Birth 9 July 1899
    Death December 3, 1999, Ridgewood Health Care Center, Jasper, WalkerCounty, Alabama
    Cause of Death Cardiopulmonary Arrest
    Widowed, Age 100 yrs, Education Grade 12 years
    Father's Name William J. Jestes
    Maiden Name of Mother Sally Gill
    Burial 7 Dec 1899 Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, Illinois, Funeral HomeBirmingham Mortuary Services, Signed by Thomas W. Wright #03157 Dec31. 1999
    Certifying Physician A.R. Hudson, MD, Signed 18 Dec 1899
    Cause of Death Cardiopulmonary Arrest, No Autopsy
    SSN 346-38-0611
    Certificate of Death #99-042872 Filed Jan 11, 2000

    The Certificate has a raised seal  and the document is actually signedby Dorothy S. Harshbarger, State Registrar.  January 25, 2000

    Gravestone of Lloyd L and Bronta B Green, Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento,Bond County, Illinois
    Green
    Bronta B
    1899-1999
    Lloyd L
    1898-1962
    Photo courtesy of Dale Eccles, Find a Grave

    In February 2015, Bronta's memorial on Find a Grave was updated withdetails I submitted.

    Bronta B Green
    Birth Jul. 9, 1899 Sorento, Bond County, Illinois
    Death Dec. 3, 1999 Jasper, Walker County, Alabama
    Spouse Lloyd L Green (1899 - 1962)
    Death 1999
    Burial Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, Bond County, Illinois
    Created by Dale Eccles Dec 05, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #45141341,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Green&GSiman=1&GScid=108463&GRid=45141341&

Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. Bill Green, email communication to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 8 June 2014
  • 3. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, Ancestry.com
  • 4. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Bond County, Illinois
    • 5 June, Shoal Creek Township, District 9, page 3A,  Hse/Fam #43
  • 6. 1910 Federal Census, Bond County, Illinois
    • 21 April, Shoal Creek Township, District 11, Page 6B, Hse #185, Fam
  • 7. 1930 Federal Census, Marion County, Illinois
    • 23 April, Sandoval Village, District 61-36, page 12B, Hse #336, Fam
  • 8. 1940 Federal Census, Wayne County, Illinois
    • 18 April, Fairfield Ward 3, District 96-11, page 9A, 502 West
  • 9. Alabama Certificate of Death
  • 10. Illinois Birth Certificate
  • 11. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Wood River, Illinois, City Directory, 1925, p 126
  • 12. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Wood River, Illinois, City Directory, 1926, p 242
  • 13. Green Lloyd L & Bronta B Jestes Illinois Marriage Certificate
  • 14. Funeral Program of Lloyd L Green Jr
  • 15. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • 16. Indiana Certified Record of Death

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