|Birth||July 1856||Charlie was born in July 1856 at Palo, Michigan.2,3 This is a bit north and east of Ionia. His parents were Horace Green and Druscilla Hopkins. ALERT:
Hopkins and Havens were living close together in Washington
county New York, a generation before this AND there is at least
one other marriage of a Hopkins and a Havens.
His father's family moved from Gainesville in Wyoming County NY, where they were some of the Holland Land purchasers. They moved to Ionia about 1850...his father, Horace Green, came with his widowed mother and younger siblings. There Horace married Drusilla Hopkins, had 3 children (Charlie was the middle child), and died in the 10 years between the censuses in 1850 and 1860. When Charlies was four years old, his father went into the woods during a snowstorm hunting for a cow with a young calf. He got lost and the long exposure to the cold weather gave him pneumonia and he died. 9
Grandpa’s mother (Drusilla) remarried, but evidently he and his stepfather were not too compatible, for as soon as he was old enough, he went to work for an elderly couple for his room and board. Evidently they didn’t realize how much food a growing boy needed. Grandpa would be so hungry that he slipped out to the hen house and consumed a raw egg! 9
Charlie graduated from Michigan State in the 1800s when it was Michigan Ag College. . He was a stonemason, (taught all his sons and sons in law the trades) carpenter, school teacher in several states, farmer, had fruit orchards, was a church deacon, played piano into his 90s, and sang old songs, yet was so tender that if one of us (quote from Vera) kids fell and skinned our knees etc. and cried, he cried right along with us. He had so many pithy sayings...he said to me "Don't even thoughtlessly kill an insect....his life is as valuable to him as yours is to you".9
|Cen1880||29 June 1880||Charlie C Green shows on the 1880 census taken on
29 June 1880 in as a 23 year old farmer, single, living with mother
(who has remarried and is listed as Drusilla Brooks, 47) and a brother
Edgar, 21.They are in Bloomer, Montcalm county, Michigan.
||27 Nov 1884||Charlie C Green, 28 years old, married Martha Whitney Dunsmore, daughter of Albert Clayton Dunsmore and Lucy Jane Havens, 27 November 1884 in Ionia county, Michigan.1
|Cen1900||20 June 1900||Charlie C Green shows on the 1900 U.S. census in Thayer township, Oregon county, Missouri. Charles C. Green is a farmer.
He was born in Michigan in July 1852. Martha W. is his wife. She was
born in Michigan in Nov of 1864. They have been married for 15 years
and she has had 6 children all of whom are living. Gertrude, August
1885 is 14 Michigan
Albert, August of 1887 is 12 Michigan
Druzilla, Sept 1889 is 10 Michigan
Lucy M., Aug 1892 is 7 Michigan
Hazel, 1895 is 4 and born in Arkansas
Lillian, Jan 1899 was born in Missouri.4
|Cen1910||15 April 1910|| Charlie C Green and Martha Whitney Dunsmore are on the U.S. Census for 1910 at Thayer-Mammouth Springs Rd, Thayer township, Oregon county, Missouri. Charlie is 53,
m. for 25 years to Martha who is 42. She has had 9 children all of whom
are living. 8 children at home. Albert C 22, Druzella M 20, Lucy M 17,
Hazel B 14, Lillian A 11, Vernon H 7, Archie 4 and Bessie F 1.3
In 1914 the Green family had a family photo taken.
|Cen1920||6 Jan 1920||Charlie C Green shows on the 1920 U.S. census in
Thayer, Oregon county, Missouri. Charles C. Green is 63 years old, born
in Michigan , father born in New York and mother born in Rhode Island.
Martha W is 62. Daughter Lillian A is 20; Vernon F is 19, Archie D is
14, Bessie F is 11 and Olive M is 9.5
||2 April 1930||Charlie C Green and Martha Whitney Dunsmore
were found on the 1930 US census taken on on 2 April 1930 in at Thayer
township, Oregon county, Missouri. Charlies C. GREENE is a 73 year old carpenter, born in Michigan. He married Martha when he was 28 and Martha was 17. Martha is now 62. Children in household:
Zella M Johnson 40, years old, daughter and widow
Archie Greene 24 single
Bessie Greene 21 single
Olive Greene 19 single
Rose Johnson, 14 granddaughter
Dorothy Brice 13, This should read PRICE as she is the daughter of Gertrude Green.
Charlie Earl Brice 6, This should be read as PRICE. He is be the son of Gertrude Green.
Daughter Lillian is livng next door with her husband and children.6
|Death||21 Dec1950|| Charlie Christopher Green died in Thayer, Oregon county, Missouri.2 Daughter Lucy Shetrone gave the information for the death certificate.
|Burial||Charlie was buried at Thayer cemetery in Thayer, Missouri.2,7|
|Family||Martha Whitney Dunsmore||b. November 1868, d. 1954|
|Children||1.||Gertrude Irene Green b. Aug 18853|
|2.||Albert Charlie Green+ b. 29 Aug 1887, d. 19633|
|3.||Druzella May Green+ b. Sep 1889, d. 30 Jun 19363|
|4.||Lucy Myrtle Green+ b. Aug 1892, d. 28 May 19643|
|5.||Hazel D Green b. Mar 18953|
|6.||Lillian Agnes Green+ b. 25 Jan 1899, d. 25 Mar 19553|
|7.||Vernon Horace Green+ b. 9 Jun 1902, d. 15 Sep 19903|
|8.||Archie D Green b. c 1905, d. c 19433|
|9.||Bessie Green b. c 19093|
|10.||Olive M Green b. c 19128|
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