|T. L. Green
Born February 22, 1855
|T. L. Green is the owner of a well improved farm of one hundred and five acres, situated in Scotch Grove township, and to its cultivation he has given his attention for many years. He is a native of Jones county, born February 22, 1855, the second in order of birth in a family of five children, whose parents were Reuben and Maria (Hall) Green. The father was born in Ohio where he made his home until 1853, when he removed to Jones county and here entered land from the government. He continued to make his home here and to engage in farming until his demise, on the 28th of March, 1902, when the county lost one of its valued and highly respected pioneer residents. The mother still survives and makes her home in this county. She became the mother of five children: O. E., a resident of Decatur county, Iowa; T. L., of this review; E. A., also of Jones county; Isabel, who has passed away; and Minnie, the wife of George R. Reed, also of Jones county.
T. L. Green was given the advantages of a common-school education and during the periods of vacation was instructed by his father in the work of the home farm and through this means he gained a knowledge of farm life that fitted him for carrying on work on his own account when starting upon an independent business venture. In 1873 he wedded Miss Mabel Debois, who was born in Jones county in 1857. She is one of a family of eleven children born unto Hiram and Fannie (Howard) Debois, the former a native of New York, and the latter of Pennsylvania. They came to Jones county in 1854 and entered land in Scotch Grove township. Both are now deceased, the father passing away in 1882, while the mother, surviving for many years, departed this life in January, 1904. Following his marriage Mr. Green continued work with his father on the home farm for several years. Eventually, having carefully saved his earnings, he invested in his present home place, consisting of one hundred and five acres in Scotch Grove township. He has since improved this property and now has a valuable place, while the fields respond readily to the care and labor which he be-stows upon them.
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Green has been blessed with six children. namely: Olive, at home; Fannie, who after her graduation at Cedar Falls, engaged in teaching, and is now the wife of W. A. Hicks of Jones county; Gertie, deceased; Alice, who is a graduate of the Onslow schools and is now engaged in teaching; Howard, who is a high-school student; and one who died in infancy. Mr. Green is a democrat in his political views but has filled no public office except that of director of the schools. He is a member of M.W.A. Camp, No. 2120, at Onslow, and he and his wife are identified with the Presbyterian Church. His success has been gained by hard work and strict integrity and he well deserves the respect which he now enjoys.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 528.
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