Col. Ben E. Green

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
May 16, 1907, Page 7
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Col. Ben E. Green.
After Brief Illness Passes Away in His Eighty-Fifth Year.

Col. Ben E. Green died at his home at Dalton Sunday night.

The funeral will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.

Colonel Green, born in Elkton, Ky., February 5, 1882, was a son of General Duff Green, famous editor, promoter and diplomat. He graduated from Georgetown college, D. C., in 1838, after which he graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia, and soon after commenced practice of law in New Orleans, was appointed secretary to the legation in Mexico City in 1843, and until 1845 acted in this capacity as charge d’affaires at Mexican capital.  Later, practiced law in Washington city and in 1849 sent by state department under President Taylor, as secret agent to the West Indies, looking to the purchase of Cuba by the United States government and to the establishment of naval station in Santo Domingo; had plenipotentiary powers to treat with Dominican republic.

He was married on July 24, 1866, to Miss Lizzie Waters, of Lexington, Ky., who survives him.  He is also survived by one son, Duff Green, of Lonoke, Ark., and two daughters, Miss Carrie Waters Green, of Dalton and Mrs. R. L. Cooper, of Savannah.


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