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Wilbur Delmar Green
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1923
Death: Jan. 5, 1979

Delmer Green was the oldest child of Harry and Gladys Green. He was my favorite uncle. When I was little, I was his sidekick. He would take me "spookin" old long deserted house, grown over and falling in on themselves. We would "treasure hunt" for old magazines and left behinds. I still have an old candle holder shaped like a dog and a bookend we found. We would wander through plowed fields looking for arrowheads and once he took me to Squire Boone' Cave long before it was commercialized. He worked with the fairs and once took me to the place where the merry-go-round horses were refurbished. Another time, he took me to a fair with him and he knew the guy who ran the pony ride and they let me ride as long as I wanted. He trapped animals and I would watch him clean and stretch their hides in the old smoke house behind Grandma's house. He always sat in a chair with big arms on it and when I was at Grandma's house, I was always sitting on the arm of that chair right by him. He chewed tobacco, didn't tie his shoes, wore bib overalls and never married. Before I was born, he had a girlfriend from Mexico and she had a son they called Butchie. He joined the Army but went AWOL. He worked a variety of jobs all his life including but not limited to: working with the fairs, hauling water, hauling blacktop, working at the poolroom and gas station in Corydon. His last job was as janitor at New Middletown Grade School. When Grandma died, the homeplace was sold and split between the children. Delmar and Denny moved to a trailer south of New Middletown. Delmar died of a bleeding ulcer. Delmar was a good uncle to me. He took me to the Kentucky State FAir where he showed me the Budweiser Clydesdales, we bought a fantail pigeon. He had a big Gray dog (weimaraner) name Smoky. He like to hunt Ginseng and mushrooms. Once he tied a stick of dynamite to a tree branch in the field and set it off as a prank. Another time he came down and knocked on our windows in the middle of the night waking us up so we could see a comet. 
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  Harry Wilbur Green (1896 - 1967)
  Gladys Elizabeth Askren Green (1908 - 1974)
  Wilbur Delmar Green (1923 - 1979)
  Denny Norman Green (1925 - 1996)*
  Melvin Francis Green (1930 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Heidelberg Cemetery
Harrison County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Pattypop
Record added: Aug 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15162513
Wilbur Delmar Green
Added by: Pattypop
Wilbur Delmar Green
Added by: Pattypop
Wilbur Delmar Green
Added by: Pattypop
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You had a great uncle what fond memories
- Shirley Vandemark
 Added: Apr. 26, 2013
- Pattypop
 Added: Aug. 9, 2006

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