Ralph A. Green

(324) Grandpa Green

Ralph Green
born June 9, 1870, in Dayton, Illinois
died March 24, 1944, in Dayton, Illinois


R. A. Green Dies; Lawyer, Former Public Official

Ralph A. Green, 73, who had practiced law in Ottawa since 1908, died at 11 last night at the Green homestead in Dayton township. He had practiced until last September, when he became ill, and in December his condition became such that he was confined to his bed.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 Monday at the Gladfelter chapel. Dr. C. W. McClelland of First Presbyterian church is to officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in the Dayton cemetery.

Born in Dayton township June 9, 1870, Mr. Green was a son of Isaac and Mary Jane Trumbo Green, who were among the very early settlers of La Salle county. The Green homestead in Dayton has been in the family hands since 1829.

Mr. Green was educated in the village school and studied law at night. He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and was a member of the La Salle County and State Bar associations. At the time of his death he maintained an office in the Central Life building with T. E. White, United States commissioner.

Held Public Office

He had held several public offices, which included two terms as Dayton township supervisor — 1904-1908; public administrator of LaSalle county and LaSalle county legal advisor. He had been attorney for the Wallace Grain and Supply company since shortly after its organization.

Fraternally, Mr. Green was a member of the Masonic lodge of Ottawa.

He was united in marriage April 15, 1908, with Miss Ruth Haight, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Haight of Ottawa. Mr. Haight many years ago was a prominent attorney.

Mr. and Mrs. Green were residents of Ottawa until 1935, when they moved to the Green home in Dayton.

Surviving are his widow; a son, Capt. Kenneth Green, stationed with the army at Fort Knox, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Clifford of Dayton and Mrs. William Eichenberger of Chicago; two sisters, Miss Maude Green of Dayton and Mrs. Barbara Masters of Mendota; two grandchildren, Candace and Sarah Elizabeth Clifford.1

Green, Ralph A       Ralph and Ruth Green tombstone

Additional information about Ralph Green may be found here.

1. Ottawa [Illinois] Daily Republican-Times, March 25, 1944

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