Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Lowell C. Green

LOWELL C. GREEN has been one of the most prominent farmers of Oswego township, Labette county, Kansas, since 1892, and is one of the most successful agriculturists and stock raisers of the community.

Mr. Green was born in Lake county, Ohio, in 1845, and is a son of Ebenezer and Polly (Tallman) Green. His father was born in Lake county, Ohio, in 1798, and resided there until 1856, when he removed to Union county, Ohio, where he died in 1862. He and his worthy wife became the parents of seven children, as follows: Amos, deceased; Laura M., deceased; Lewis, who resides in Vermilion county, Illinois; Marietta, deceased; Martha, deceased; Harriet (Boyd); and Lowell C., the subject hereof.

Lowell C. Green remained in his native county until he was ten years old, when he removed with his parents to Union county, Ohio. He received a primary education in the common schools of Union county, and resided on the farm with his father until he was eighteen years of age. He then enlisted in Company H, 82d Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf., November 23, 1863, and was attached to the Army of the Tennessee, under "Fighting Joe" Hooker, participating in the battles of Resaca, Buzzard's Roost, and Peach Tree Creek. He was taken prisoner at Blackville, and confined in Libby Prison for ninety days, when he was paroled and sent to Camp Chase, at Columbus, Ohio, where he was mustered out in June, 1865. He immediately returned to his home in Union county, Ohio, and in the fall of 1865 went to Vermilion county, Illinois, where he rented a farm for one year. In 1866 he journeyed west, to Denver, Colorado, and spent two years prospecting in the mountains in that state. In 1868 he returned to Vermilion county, Illinois, where he purchased a farm of 400 acres, upon which he resided until 1892, when he moved to Labette county, Kansas. He bought and located upon a tract of 640 acres of land lying in sections 29 and 33, in Oswego township, and during his nine years residence upon it has been extensively engaged in farming and in breeding and raising standard-bred horses. Among his stallions are Prince Alcymont, 3076, and Alcy Green, 34304. The former was foaled in 1894 and was bred by L. W. Green, of Indianola, Illinois. The latter, also bred by L. W. Green, was foaled in 1897, and can trot and pace better than 2:30 without handling. Mr. Green has been exceedingly successful in his work, and is one of the substantial men of the township.

Mr. Green was united in marriage at the age of twenty-four years, with Lucinda Fisher, whose parents resided in Vermilion county, Illinois, and they became the parents of the following children: Fred, deceased; Fay; David; Mary, deceased; Lydia; Lowell, Jr.; and Maude. In religious belief Mrs. Green is a member of the M. E. church. Socially Mr. Green is a member of the I. 0. 0. F., of Sidell, Illinois. He is also a member of the G. A. R. Post, of Oswego, and of the M. W. of A. In political belief he is a stanch Republican, and while in Illinois held several township offices. A view of Mr. Green's residence accompanies this sketch.