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Green, James G. 1828-1911


Posted By: Daniel D. Green (email)
Date: 6/1/2017 at 22:14:12

Algona Courier, Thursday Morning December 15, 1911

Another of the Irvington Pioneers Has Gone Over to the Majority.

James G Green died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice Brass of Irvington. He had been ailing for some time with the troubles incident to old age, and his death had been looked for for several days before the end came.

Deceased was born in Mercer County PA, April 15th 1828. At the age of 14 he commenced to learn the tailor trade at Pittsburg, and worked at that trade also for a time at New Castle. He was married in 1847 to Miss Sarah Davidson at Plain Grove, PA, and for a time the young couple kept hotel at Grove City, PA.

In the fall of 1855 they came to Jackson County Iowa and in the spring of 1856 they came to Irvington, this county where Mr. Green preempted what is now part of the Sample farm and built a log house on it. The Indian scare of 1857 caused them to move to Marshall County Iowa and that same fall they moved to Northern Missouri where they lived until the summer of 1860 when they moved back to Jackson County, Iowa. They stayed there only until next season, and in 1861 they came back to Kossuth and went to live in the old John Robison log cabin where they continued until the close of the war. Mr. Green then bought the farm on which he died. He served as a member of the Boarder Brigade under Capt. Ingham.

About the year 1894 Mrs. Greenís health began to fail, and the old couple moved to Algona. She died on March 24th 1904. Since that time Mr. Green lived in turn with his two daughters Mrs. Josephine Crammond of Algona, and Mrs. Alice Brass of Irvington. There were ten children in the family, four of whom died in infancy. The living ones are two daughters named, and W.J. of Bancroft, James L. of Sherman township, William S. of Algona, and Alonzo S. of --.

Mr. Green was ever a good citizen and good husband and father. The burial took place last Sunday and was conducted by Rev. Holmes and Rev. Smilie. The remains were laid to rest in the Irvington cemetery.


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