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 Richard Harry Green

Richard Harry Green

Death 21 Nov 1948 (aged 32)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Sec 122, Lot 550, Grave 1
Memorial ID 101523952 · View Source
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Richard Green Dies Suddenly in Portland

Polio Takes Victim After Recovery Had Appeared Assured

Friends of Richard "Dick" Green, 32, were shocked to learn of his death Sunday morning at Good Samaritan hospital in Portland where he had been recovering from an attack of polio for the past few weeks.

All reports had indicated he was recovering slowly from the attack and out of all danger. He had been talking to the nurse in the room shortly before succumbing with practically no warning. Death came at 8:50 a.m. Sunday morning.

A daughter had been born to Mrs. Green, the former Erma Martin, Friday, November 19th, just two days before the death of the father.

The polio attack first struck Green a month ago. He was rushed to Portland by ambulance and placed in an iron lung. After a few critical days he started recovering. While he was far from over the effects of the disease he had been pronounced well on the way toward a slow recovery and had been able to be up and around and had almost entirely quit using the iron lung.

He had been employed at the John Day Hardware company since 1937 with the exception of about four years which he spent in the army during the war. He was a member of the 41st division, having entered service shortly before Pearl Harbor and spent many months in action in the Pacific theater. He returned to John Day in the fall of 1945, resumed his former job and married.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from Finley's chapel in Portland. A large delegation of John Day people drove to Portland to attend the services and pay final tribute.

[Blue Mountain Eagle, November 26, 1948]

(Submitted by FAG contributor Rex #47127507)


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