New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar., 1915|
New York, USA
THE KINSLEY GRAPHIC
Kinsley, Edwards County, Kansas
Thursday, March 25, 1915
Death of Edwin A. Green.
The Record, Sodus, N.Y., March 19: The funeral services of Edwin A. Green, brief mention of which was made in the Record last Friday, were held at his late home on Carlton Street, in this village Saturday afternoon and burial was made in the Rural cemetery, in this village. Rev. D.B. McMurdy of the Sodus Presbyterian Church officiated.
In the passing of Mr. Green, Sodus loses another tie linking it with its early development. He was the youngest of the seven children born to Byram and Elizabeth Green. Of the entire family, only one died before reaching the age of eighty years, the mother living until nearly 94.
The family traditions cover the entire history of the town and Mr. Green was often sought for information concerning the early life of this section. His father was that Byram Green, who was one of the founders of the great American foreign missionary movement, which has grown to such vast proportions. When at Williams College, he was one of the five students who held the famous Haystack Prayer Meeting, which was the beginning of this movement. He was a member of assembly, a member of Congress and for so many years a judge of the circuit court. He was also a leading member and one of the founders of the Presbyterian Church in this village, of which the family have always been loyal supporters.
Edwin A. Green began his business life in Sodus, at the age of thirteen, when he became a clerk in his father's store, located on the west corner of Rotterdam Avenue and Main Street. Later, he entered the employ of A.N. Winchester and after a time became a partner in the business.
In 1850, Mr. Green was married to Helen M. Knapp and the next seven years of his life were mostly spent in California. He returned to Sodus to reside in 1857 and in 1859, founded the Bank of Sodus, which he conducted until it failed in the panic of 1872. He continued in the mercantile business until 1882, when he sold out and went to Kansas, where he engaged in the grocery business. This he conducted until 1903, when he retired from active life and returned to Sodus to spend his last days in his home town.
Mr. Green was twice married and he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine C. Green; a daughter, Miss Helen R. Green; and a son, Walter H. Green, all of Sodus.
While not actively engaged in politics, Mr. Green was exceptionally well informed in the political history of the country, a keen observer and close student of public affairs. In the course of his long life, he gathered a fund of information, which was greatly added to by his coming into touch with the life of different sections of the country. He developed a well rounded character, which won him the respect and admiration of his fellow townsmen.
Byram Green (1786 - 1865)
Elizabeth Green (1788 - 1881)
Helen M. Knapp Green (1828 - 1881)*
Josephine Green (1847 - 1933)*
Helen R. Green (1862 - 1920)*
Edwin A. Green (1809 - 1821)**
Jesse H. Green (1813 - 1899)**
Edwin A. Green (1826 - 1915)
Sodus Rural Cemetery
New York, USA
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Record added: Jul 31, 2013
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