|Albert E. Green
Veteran of the Civil War Has Answered Last Roll Call
|Albert E. Green was born in Ruggles, Ashland county, Ohio, on April the 9th, 1844, and died at his home in Olin, Iowa, March 3, 1918, aged 73 years, 10 months and 25 days.
He came to Iowa in 1854, when a boy of ten years and settled in Clinton county, near Delmar. Two years later the family moved to Oxford township in Jones county, where he grew to manhood. When the war came on he proved his patriotism by enlisting in Co. B, 9th Iowa Vol. Infantry. After one year and 4 days of fighting for his country, he was wounded in action, and seven days later was honorably discharged, March 30, 1865.
He was married to Ann E. Burwell, January 1, 1866. To this union nine children were born, six of whom are still living. The eldest child, a daughter, died when a babe of only ten months old, Vina, Mrs. C.D. Boyd, died about seven years ago, and Estella passed to the great beyond December 5, 1916. The living children are Mrs. Cora Wooder, of Have; Mrs. Mary Moneypenny, of Olin; Mrs. Ellener Wilkins, of Clarence; Mrs. Eulalia Allen, of Bettendorf; Garfield Green, of Cherokee, Iowa, and Arthur Green, of Eureka, California.
Mr. Green has resided in Olin for 40 years and his life of uprightness and accuracy among us as a tradesman and churchman, needs no words of ours to give it luster. He was a christen and for many years has been president of the Board of Trustees of the U.B. church, which office he held until his crowning.
He was stricken with paralysis over a year ago, and has gradually weakened in the struggle, yet with cheerfulness, warrior that he was, battled on until the end, which came Sunday morning when his triumphant spirit broke through the walls of clay, and on the wings of the Christian's faith, went sweeping up to God.
Besides his wife, who for fifty-two years and more, has walked by his side, his children and grandchildren are left to mourn. A host of friends from every age and stage of life will feel a loss in the going of this good man.
The funeral services were held at the U.B. church last Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. C.C. Dillavou, and the body was laid away in the Olin cemetery.
Submitted by: Ginger France
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