Maud V. Green, Without Whom This Web Site Would Not Exist

This is my great-aunt, Maud Virginia Green. She was born in Dayton September 4, 1866, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Jane (Trumbo) Green. She went to the Dayton school, where she earned high marks in grammar and history. As you can see, she was never absent or tardy, but her deportment evidently needed improving. Ada Green, her teacher, was her first cousin.

She lived at home with her grandparents, John and Barbara Green, her parents, Isaac and Jennie (Mary Jane was called Jennie) and her younger brothers and sisters, Lyle, Ralph, Grace, and Barbara.

As the youngest son, Isaac remained at home, working the family farm with his father. Isaac married Jennie September 6, 1865 and Maud was born a year later.  She was eight when her grandfather died and 19 when her grandmother died. She heard many stories of the early days of Dayton’s settlement from her grandmother.  I have a handwritten sheet on which she wrote down Barbara’s recollections of the Black Hawk war. Maud was interested in Dayton’s history from an early age, as so much of it was the history of her own family. It is because she collected so much information on Dayton’s early days that this web site exists. She was also related to most of the families in Dayton and Rutland. I can remember drawing family charts for her on the back of rolls of wallpaper. She passed her interest and information on early Dayton to other family members and years later i was able to draw on all this collected information.

In 1904 her father died and her brother, Lyle, took over the farm. Maud remained at home, keeping house for her mother and brother. When Lyle married in 1908, Maud and her mother moved to Ottawa. After her mother’s death, Maud returned to Dayton to keep house for her brother. After Lyle’s death, Ralph and his family moved to the family home and Maud continued to live there until her death in 1952.

So I knew her for the first thirteen years of my life, saw her nearly every day, and have many memories of her. That’s why this web site exists.

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