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Greene family



  • Existence: 1790-1936


1817 Born in Alton, Staffordshire, England   1819 Greene family moved to Buffalo, New York   1833-1836 Educated at Carysville Collegiate Seminary, Aurora Academy and French's Collegiate Institute   1838 Moved to Davenport, employed as surveyor. Marriage to Harriet Merritt of Buffalo, New York   1840 Admitted to the bar in Iowa City   1847 Admitted to state supreme court   1849 Cedar Rapids is founded   1855 Marries Francis R. Graves of Cooperstown, New York   1856 Birth of Calvin Graves Greene   1864-1866 Construction of Rockford, Rock Island & St. Louis Railroad. George Greene becomes president of Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Minnesota Railroad.   1867 Birth of Robert C. Greene   1875 Founding of Coe Collegiate Institute. George Greene president of the Board   1880 Building of Greene's Opera House. Death of George Greene, June 23

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Greene Family Papers

Identifier: MsC0225

Pioneer family from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Typed transcriptions of diaries, letters, and cards describing life in early Johnson, Jones, and Linn counties in Iowa.

Dates: 1790-1936; Majority of material found within 1860-1889