Biography of Charles W. Green

Charles W. Green is one of the leading business men of Nez Perces County and is at present located at Lenore where he operates a fine warehouse. He has warehouses on both sides of the river and they are connected by an aerial tramway and his facilities for handling and storing grain are among the best in this section of the country.

Charles W. Green was born in McLean County, Illinois, on June 26, 1867, being the son of Thomas S. and Nancy C. (Herdall) Green. The parents came to Idaho in the spring of 1901 and the father died August 18, of the same year, aged eighty-six. Our subject received a good education from the public schools and from Baker University, in Baldwin City, Kansas. The family had come to Kansas in 1880 and the father had purchased a farm of twelve hundred and eighty acres of land, the largest estate in that section. In addition to general farming the father was heavily interested in raising stock.

Our subject remained with his parents until 1893, and then came west to look up a place for himself. He rented a farm for one year on Fix Ridge, in this County and then opened a store in Juliaetta, which he retired from one year later to take up mining in the Rogue river region. Since that time he has continued his ownership and interest in these promising mining properties. After three years of personal work in the mines he came to Kendrick and took up the grain business for one year and then made a move to Agatha for one year. Then Mr. Green came to Lenora, where he had erected various buildings and now is fully equipped to handle large quantities of all kinds of grain. He has a handsome and modern two story residence which is presided over by his gracious and refined wife, who makes it a centre of real hospitality, being a lady of excellent qualities and many virtues.

Mr. Green married Miss Eva, daughter of John and Charlotte (Mason) Taylor, on September 20, 1897, and to them have been born two children, Edra T., and Donavan, the former aged four years and the latter two years. Mrs. Green was born near Prescott in Walla Walla County, Washington, and her parents are now retired farmers. She has six brothers and three sisters, as follows: Richard, Ira, Ernest, Elmer, John, Roy, Iona, Etta. Ina. Etta is the wife of Charles Bellmer, a well known merchant of Orofino. Mr. Green has two brothers and six sisters, Joseph M., Thomas, Sarah Gasaway, Martha Helmick, Melissa Lukins, Alice Hanlen, Clara Shields, Nancy Flora Willis.

Mr. Green is a Republican in politics and has frequently been a delegate to the state conventions, always taking a leading part for the advancement of the measures that are for the general welfare. But Mr. Green never lets politics or social affairs interfere with his business interests. He is a member of the K. of P. at Kendrick.

Source: An Illustrated History of North Idaho: Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho; Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903

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