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Rachel Marie Hall Green
Mrs. Reuben Green
Rachel Marie Hall was born, March 9, 1834, in Herkimer County, New York, and died, May 6, 1914, at the home of her son, Orrilus E. Green, of Lamoni, Iowa. She married Reuben Green, January 25, 1852, who died, March 28, 1902. To this union were born five children, Orrilus, of Lamoni, Iowa; Edwin, of Independence, Missouri; Thomas and Minnie, of Onslow, Iowa, and Isabella who died February 21, 1881.
In 1848 they moved from New York to Ohio, residing there three and one half years, then emigrated to Jones county, Iowa, traveling by steamer from Cleveland to Detroit, thence by rail as far as Rockford, making the rest of the journey by team, where she has resided most of the time since. The last six years of her life she has made her home with her children.
Grandma Green, as she was familiarly called, lived to see the beautiful state of Iowa transformed from a wilderness to the high state of civilization, which we today enjoy, and she did her share of the labor which brought about the change. By nature she was of a genial disposition and religiously inclined, was formerly identified with the Baptist church, but in the early nineties joined the Reorganized church of Jesus Christ of L. D. S., of which she was an honored and faithful member at the time of her decease.
Onslow News Items (May 12th, 1914)Mrs. Maria Green an old time resident of Clay township was brought there for burial last Saturday from Lamone where she made her home with her son O. E. Green and at whose home she passed away. The funeral services were held at the Bethel church Saturday at 11 a.m. A minister of her own denomination (a Latter Day Saint) had charge of the service, quite a number of her old friends from here attended the services.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt

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