George Green

Mr George Green

George Green

Mr George Green, 40, was born in mid 1871 in Falmer, Sussex 1 the son of Ned Green (1825-1908) and Mary Ranger (1833-1904).2

He lived in Gunnislake, Cornwall for a time and later moved to Dorking, Surrey where he lived at 1 Lyons Terrace.

He was married to Theresa Jane Morris (1869-1962) 3,4, originally of Coventry, Warwickshire, 25 December 1901 5 they had 3 children: Hilda (1902-1985), Kathleen (1905-2006) and Olive Janet (1907-1993).

George Green worked as a farrier at the forge in Dorking during the period 1901 to early 1912 6 when he decided to emigrate with his family to the mining centre of Lead City, Dakota. Travelling alone on Titanic his wife and 3 daughters went to stay temporarily with her parents, Nathaniel & Martha Morris at Spon Street, Coventry.

The plan was to have been that Theresa and the 3 children would take the Titanic on its second voyage to meet up with George in America.

George was lost in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

Theresa and her children were awarded a weekly pension from the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund.

He left an estate to his widow of £45 16s 8d.

Theresa appears never to have remarried, she died on her 93rd birthday in Surrey, England.

George Green, husband of Mrs Theresa Green, a native of Coventry, had decided to emigrate to America and booked his passage on the Titanic. Mr Green and his family had resided at Dorking for some years. His home there had been broken up just before he joined the Titanic. Mrs Green and her three children came to stay in Coventry with her parents, Mr and Mrs Morris of Spon St. Mrs Green had received some letters written by her husband during the voyage. On the evening of the disaster one of the children was writing a note to her 'Daddy'.
George Green's brother in law was Mr E.A.Morris of Queen Victoria Road, Coventry. Green had sent him a photograph of the Titanic with dimensions and a message 'Lovely Sailing'. Green had been in indifferent health a year before deciding to emigrate and his wife and children are practically without [illegible]. - See more at: http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/untitled-extract-2.html#sthash.AxyuDLDo.dpuf
GREEN, Mr George. Missing, 1 Lines Terrace (sic), Dorking, Surrey. Administration 16 November 1912 to Theresa Jean Green widow. Effects £45 16s 8d
(The correct address in Dorking was 1 Lyons Terrace) - See more at: http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/probate-report-19.html#sthash.8L9KraOd.dpuf
Details of the early years of George Green have yet to be firmly established but it has been found that he married Theresa Jean Morris in late 1901, the marriage being registered at Dorking, Surrey.
The births of their 3 daughters were also registered at Dorking as follows -
Hilda - 1902
Kathleen - 1905
Olive Janet - 1907
George Green worked as a farrier at the forge in Dorking during the period 1901 to early 1912 when he decided to emigrate with his family to America. Travelling alone on Titanic his wife and 3 daughters went to stay temporarily with her parents, Nathaniel & Martha Morris at Spon Street, Coventry.
The plan was to have been that Theresa and the 3 children would take the Titanic on its second voyage to meet up with George in America.
As a result of losing her husband Theresa and her children were awarded a weekly pension from the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund. - See more at: http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/green-family-information.html#sthash.k8gWJUi9.dpuf
Details of the early years of George Green have yet to be firmly established but it has been found that he married Theresa Jean Morris in late 1901, the marriage being registered at Dorking, Surrey.
The births of their 3 daughters were also registered at Dorking as follows -
Hilda - 1902
Kathleen - 1905
Olive Janet - 1907
George Green worked as a farrier at the forge in Dorking during the period 1901 to early 1912 when he decided to emigrate with his family to America. Travelling alone on Titanic his wife and 3 daughters went to stay temporarily with her parents, Nathaniel & Martha Morris at Spon Street, Coventry.
The plan was to have been that Theresa and the 3 children would take the Titanic on its second voyage to meet up with George in America.
As a result of losing her husband Theresa and her children were awarded a weekly pension from the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund. - See more at: http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/green-family-information.html#sthash.k8gWJUi9.dpuf
Details of the early years of George Green have yet to be firmly established but it has been found that he married Theresa Jean Morris in late 1901, the marriage being registered at Dorking, Surrey.
The births of their 3 daughters were also registered at Dorking as follows -
Hilda - 1902
Kathleen - 1905
Olive Janet - 1907
George Green worked as a farrier at the forge in Dorking during the period 1901 to early 1912 when he decided to emigrate with his family to America. Travelling alone on Titanic his wife and 3 daughters went to stay temporarily with her parents, Nathaniel & Martha Morris at Spon Street, Coventry.
The plan was to have been that Theresa and the 3 children would take the Titanic on its second voyage to meet up with George in America.
As a result of losing her husband Theresa and her children were awarded a weekly pension from the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund. - See more at: http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/green-family-information.html#sthash.k8gWJUi9.dpuf

Notes

  1. His birth was registered in Lewes, Sussex in the 2nd qtr of 1871, he was christened in Falmer, Sussex on 11 June, 1871.
  2. He had ten siblings: William Green (born 1853); Thomas Green (born 1855); Phillip Green (born 1857); Susan Green (born 1859); Henry Green (born 1862); Elizabeth Green (born 1864); Charlotte Green (born 1867); Mary Green (born 1869); Emily Green (born 1874); Sarah Ann Green (born 1877);
  3. Probate index lists her name as Theresa Jean.
  4. Exact date remains to be confirmed but it appears that she was born and died on the 13th June.
  5. Marriage date is currently unconfirmed but marriage was registered in 4th Qtr of 1901.
  6. In the 1911 census he is said to be employed by a Vetinary Surgeon as a farrier.

References and Sources

England Census 1871-1911
General Register Office Index of Births Marriages and Deaths
ancestry.co.uk
National Probate Calendar
Ned and Mary Green's grave in Falmer, Sussex (findagrave.co.uk)
 

Credits
Steve Coombes, UK
Chris Dohany, USA
Peter Engberg, Sweden
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Alan Tucker, UK

Pictures

George Green with his family

(1912) 

GEORGE GREEN WITH HIS FAMILY

 

Articles and Stories

Probate Report

(1912) 

PROBATE REPORT

 
Memorial to George Green

MEMORIAL TO GEORGE GREEN

 
Untitled Extract

Coventry Standard  (1912) 

UNTITLED EXTRACT

 
Green Family Information

GREEN FAMILY INFORMATION

 
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