New Jersey Obituaries - June 22, 1898 - Benjamin F. Green

Benjamin F. Green, a former resident of Long Branch, died at Lancaster Texas, on Saturday, June 4th, of kidney trouble. He was 66 years old and had been sick for some time. He was born at Long Branch in 1832. In early life he went to Springfield, Illinois, and remained there until the gold fever broke out in 1849, when he joined a party of prospectors and went to California. He remained in California until 1855 when he returned to Springfield and married Miss Margaret Plew. When the war broke out he joined the Federal troops and served four years. In 1866 he moved to Lancaster, Texas, where he was engaged in business until his death. A widow and two children by adoption survive him. He was a brother of Mrs. William Wells and Miss Rachel Green of Long Branch, and Charles and Aaron Green of Princeton; and was a cousin of Charles L.Cook of Red Bank.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, June 22, 1898