Isaac Green – Biography

Isaac Green, son of John and Barbara (Grove) Green, is a native of La Salle County, Ill., born Aug. 8, 1833. He received a common-school education, completing it at the business college in St. Louis, Mo., in the winter of 1858-’59. He has given his attention to agriculture and stock raising, and was in company with his father until the latter’s death. He was also a member of the firm of J. Green & Co., but took no active part in the business. In 1854 they commenced breeding short-horn cattle and built up a large business in that industry. They also made a specialty of Norman and later of Clydesdale horses. Mr. Green has a valuable farm of 305 acres, 230 acres lying on the west bank of the river near the village of Dayton and seventy-five acres on the east bank. March 31, 1882, Mr. Green went to California in company with his brother Joseph, who commanded a party of sixty men, and reached his destination Sept. 16. He remained about a year, returning by the Nicaragua route. He was married Sept. 6, 1865, to Mary J. Trumbo, a native of Rockingham County, Va., bor June 21, 1840, a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Snyder) Trumbo. Her father was born March 1, 1796, and died Nov. 10, 1853, and her mother was born April 7, 1799, and died May 1, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Green have five children – Maud V., born Sept. 4, 1866; Lyle A., March 22, 1868; Ralph A., June 9, 1870; Grace E., April 15, 1873; and Barbara, July 17, 1875. In politics, Mr. Green is a Democrat.He has served his township as School Director several years. In religious faith he is a Universalist.1

See also his entry in the CEMETERY section.

  1. History of La Salle County, Illinois, 2 vols. (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co.,1886), 2: 93-94.