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Dr Robert Edgar Green
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1846
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1917
Georgia, USA

Atlanta Constitution, 8 September 1917
MORTUARY.

Gainesville, Ga., September 7-
The funeral of Dr. Robert E. Green, one of Gainesville's pioneer citizens, occurred here Thursday afternoon.
Dr. Green was reared and educated in Atlanta, with the exception of the four years he attended the University of Georgia. He was a graduate of Southern Medical college, of Atlanta, in 1868, and practiced medicine there until 1870, when he removed to Gainesville. He practiced medicine here but a short time, when he went into business. Dr. Green built the first street car line in Gainesville, which was a horse-car line from the Southern depot to the heart of the city, and operated this line himself for a number of years.




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Memoirs of Georgia ; containing historical accounts of the State's civil, military, industrial and professional interests, and personal sketches of many of its people. Publisher: Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, Vol. 1, pg. 1022:sketch R E Green


ROBERT E. GREEN, M. D. At the head of one of Georgia's prosperous manufacturing- establishments is Dr. Robert E. Green, of Gainesville. He was born in Campbell (now Douglas) county, Ga., Sept 29, 1846, and is the son of William E. and Mary (Stiles) Green. The parents of Dr. Green were natives of New Jersey, emigrating to Georgia in 1831, and settled on the line of Walton
and Clarke counties. William E. Green and a Mr. Hopping built the High Shoals cotton mills, still running, and was engaged in the cotton manufacturing business all his life. He died in 1867 at the age of seventy-one. He was a man most highly respected for his integrity and high moral character. Dr. Robert E. Green was educated in the common schools of Campbell county and schools
of Atlanta. In 1864 he enlisted in a battery of artillery and entered the Confederate service, served to the end of the war and was paroled at the surrender. He then attended the university of Georgia at Athens. Upon his father's demise he took charge of his father's business, at the same time studying medicine. He then attended the Southern Medical college at Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1869. He practiced his profession in Atlanta until 1870, when he moved to Gainesville. He continued to practice there for two years, when his health failing, he entered the lumber business with Col. A. D. Candler. After a partnership of four years he withdrew and bought and operated the street railroad in Gainesville for eight years. He is now general manager, secretary and treasurer of the Georgia Manufacturing company of Gainesville. He was mayor of Gainesville in 1879-80 and judge of the criminal court. He belongs to the Presbyterian church, is a Mason and was at one time worshipful master of Lodge 219, at Gainesvilie. He was married in 1869 to Eveline E. Wilson, daughter of James H. Wilson, of Campbell county-, by whom he has seven children living: R. E., Carrie A., M. Louise, Elizabeth, Emmett H.. Evelyn and Albert Lamar.


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Ely Green (1794 - 1867)
  Mary Stiles Green (1803 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn Elizabeth Wilson Green (1850 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Henry Fletcher Green (1870 - 1870)*
  Willie Wilson Green (1872 - 1873)*
  Robert Edgar Green (1875 - 1929)*
  Caroline Augusta Green White (1878 - 1921)*
  Mary Louise Green Harper (1881 - 1929)*
  Elizabeth Green (1884 - 1918)*
  Emmett H. Green (1887 - 1908)*
  Evelyn Green Fray (1891 - 1976)*
  Albert Lamar Green (1893 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caroline Augusta Green Colt (1824 - 1879)*
  Sarah Anna Green Dupre (1826 - 1873)*
  Henry Martyn Green (1829 - 1864)*
  Louisa Ritter Green Rice (1834 - 1882)*
  William Wallace Green (1837 - 1855)*
  Mary Frances Green Grier (1840 - 1896)*
  Harriett Hopping Green (1843 - 1862)*
  Robert Edgar Green (1846 - 1917)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Alta Vista Cemetery
Gainesville
Hall County
Georgia, USA
Plot: 10, 036, 07
 
Created by: Diane Simmons
Record added: Jan 15, 2010
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Dr Robert Edgar Green
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