JOHN ELMER “ELMER” GREEN

John Elmer “Elmer” Green gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. August 12, 1885 in Baltimore City, MD
D. 1963
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  1. Mabel (Green) Harraman born December 23, 1912; married (1) John Evans; married (2) Robert B. Harraman (1912-1988); Mable died August 1982.
  2. Robert Elmer Green born July 13, 1917 in Chicago, Cook county, IL; married LaVergne; Robert died September 16, 1992 in Allegan, Allegan County, MI
  3. John Elmer Green born March 23, 1921 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Anna Bakovich; John died July 9, 1994 in Berwyn, Cook County, IL; buried in Resurrection Cemetery; According to the Life (Berwyn IL) Wednesday, July 13, 1994, page 24:

“John E. Green
   John E. Green, 73, a 37-year Stickney resident, died Saturday in MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.
   A Mass was said yesterday in St. Pius X church in Stickney.  Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.  Arrangements were made by Suburban Family Funeral Home in Cicero
   Mr. Green was a truck driver for Century Mercury Motors in Chicago before retiring.
   He was a member of the Disable American Veterans’ the Stickney Police Association; and a former 15-year member of the Stickney police reserves.
   Mr. Green enjoyed working in his garden and watching the Chicago White Sox.
   Survivors include his wife, Anna; one daughter, Vivian Schuler; two sisters, Dorothy Lyons and Helen Walterhouse; and two grandchildren.”

  1. Dorothy Mae (Green) Lyons born September 7, 1923 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Thomas Lyons on Janury 6, 1944 in Cook County, IL; Dorothy died September 30, 2000
  2. Helen Janette (Green) (Rich) Walterhouse born June 30, 1926 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married (1) Edward Richidella on March 6, 1948 in Cook County, IL; married (2) Santore about 1959; married (3) Rich about 1973; married (4) Walt Walterhouse; Helen died September 4, 1997; According to the Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta GA) Saturday, October 4, 1997, page 32:

“Sept. 5
   A mundane trip to get a haircut ended in death for Helen J. Walterhouse, 71, of Brooks, a small town in southern Fayette County.  She got in her family’s 1995 Chevy S-10 pickup and headed down Ga. 85 Connector, traveling only a short distance before the truck ran off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and then a utility pole.  She wasn’t wearing a seat belt.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 201 Throop St., the household members were: John F. Smith, head, age 30, married once, married 2 years, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Germany, occupation: painter – house; Mable Smith, wife, age 39, married twice for 2 years, 2 children born, 2 children living, born in New York, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in New York, occupation: housework; Bessie Green, daughter, age 19, married once for 9/12 years, born in New York, parents born in New York, occupation: housework; John C. Green, son-in-law, age 24, married once for 9/12 years, born in Maryland, parents born in New York, occupation: machinist – machine shop; Sidney, Van Gorder, son, age 16, single, born in New York, occupation: office pay; (illegible) Carlson, lodger, age 20, single, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1907, occupation: blacksmith; John V. Rummel, lodger, age 24, single, born in Maryland, parents born in Germany, occupation: painter – house.

According to the U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: Elmer Green; Permanent Home Address: 1532 Ogden, Chicago, Cook, Ill; Age in Years: 33; Date of Birth: August 12, 1885; Present Occupation: Janitor; Employer’s Name: E. Woltersdorf & Co., Madison and Ashland, Chicago, Cook, Ill; Nearest Relative: Mrs. Bessie Green (wife), 1532 Godge, Chg, Cook, Ill; Height: Medium; Build: Slender; Color of Eyes: Blue; Color of Hair: Brown; signed: Sept 12, 1918.”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 118 Honore Street So., the household members were: Elmer J. Green, head, age 31, married, born in Maryland, parents born in Ireland, occupation: metal worker – metal worker; Bessie Green, wife, age 26, married, born in New York, parents born in New York, occupation: trimmer – paper & paint co.; Mabel E. Green, daughter, age 7, single, born in Illinois; Robert E. Green, son, age 2 4/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2648 Adams St., the household members were: Elmer Green, head, age 44, married at age 23, born in Maryland, parents born in Maryland, occupation: decorator – print paper hanging; Bessied Green, wife, age 39, married at age 18, born in New York, parents born in New York; Robert Green, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Mable Green, daughter, age 17, single, born in Illinois, occupation: telephone operator – telephone co.; Dorothy Green, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Helen Green, daughter, age 3, single, born in Illinois; Elmer Green, son, age 9, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 509 So. Bell St., the household members were: Elmer Green, head, age 53, married highest grade completed: 2, born in Maryland, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: punch press – hairpins; Bessie Green, wife, age 49, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in New York lived in same place in 1935; Robert Green, son, age 23, single, highest grade completed: H1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: mechanic – auto garage; John Green, son, age 19, single, highest grade completed: H2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: repair man – automobiles; Dorthy (sic) Green, daughter, age 16, single, highest grade completed: H3, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Helen Green, daughter, age 13, single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

“Name: John Elmer Green Sr.; Place of Residence: 509 So Bell, Cook, Ill; Telephone: Seeley 7168; Age in Years: 56; Date of birth: August 12, 1885; Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland; Name and Address of person who will always know your address: Mrs. Bessie Green, same address; Employers Name and Address: R. Krasberg, 925 Wrightwood, Cook County, Ill; Race: white; Heights: 5′ 9″; Weight: 122; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Other: Tatooed both arms; signed: April 27, 1942.”