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Alden Joseph Green 

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Alden John Green
4/24/1880 - 3/1967

Mary A. Cross
9/21/1884 - 1976
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Alden Joseph Green
10/29/1911 - 1/11/1945
(Shown at age 33)
Alden Joseph Green was born on October 29, 1911 in Roscommon, Michigan and died on January 11, 1945 in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. He lived to be 33 years old.

Census1/9/1920 Higgins MI (Roscommon County) 8 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #39, family #41: Alden Greene (family head, white male, age 39), Mary (wife, age 35), Alden J. (son, age 8), and Evelyn Mary (daughter, age 6). They are renting the house where they live. Alden and his wife can read and write. Both children have been attending school and can also read and write. All were born in MI. Alden's parents were born in Canada (and their native language was English). Mary's parents were born MI. Alden is working as a laborer with lumber wood. 
Census4/10/1930 Rosecommon MI (Rosecommon County) 18 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #51, family #55: Aden Green (age 49), Mary A (wife, age 45), Alden J (son, 18), Evelyn M (daughter, 16), and Martha Cross (mother-in-law, age 74). They own the house they are living in -- which is not a farm -- and they also own a radio. Aden estimates the value of his estate to be $500. The children have been attending school and all can read and write. Aden is working as a truck driver for the state. All were born in Michigan except Martha Cross, who was born in Ohio. Martha's father was born in NY and mother in PA. Aden's father was born in an unknown location in the US and his mother in Canada/English. Mary's father was born in Michigan and her mother in Ohio.

The senior Alden's mother and step father live next door.  
Military1/11/1945  33 yrs old 
Private First Class Alden J. Green, died 1/11/1945 in Belgium. He was buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Plot F, Row 13, Grave 16, in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. He was awarded the Purple Heart and served in the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division. (Source: World War II Honor Roll). 

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1 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
2 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
3 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
12 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
12 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
13 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
15 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
16 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
17 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
25 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
27 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
1 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
2 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
6 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
8 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
27 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
28 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
30 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
17 1928 Construction of the Ford River Rouge Plant is completed; the largest integrated factory complex in the world employs 100,000 people
18 1929 The Ambassador Bridge opens between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. It is the longest bridge in the world when built. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel would open the next year.
26 1937 Flint Sit-Down Strike ended with official recognition of the United Auto Workers by General Motors.
30 1941 Between 1941-1945 During World War II, Detroit is called the "Arsenal of Democracy" for its wartime industry; Fort Wayne is the largest motor vehicle and parts depot in the world.
32 1943 Riot broke out pitting whites against blacks during wartime.
16 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
18 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
19 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
21 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
22 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
23 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
23 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
24 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
28 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
32 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
33 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
34 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
3 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
6 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
8 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
9 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
27 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
28 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
34 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Mary Lamb
Born on June 3, 1911 and died on August 9, 1973
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The Children of Alden Joseph Green

18 years old
John (Jack) Lee Green
Born in Detroit, Michigan on February 15, 1936 and died in Mackinaw Island, Michigan on September 24, 2012. He was 76 years old.

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Kenneth Green
Born in Detroit, Michigan about 1937 and died in an unknown location about 2014. He was about 77 years old.

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Sharon Green
Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 17, 1939 and died in Roscommon, Michigan on February 6, 2024. She was 84 years old.

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