California Genealogy and History Archives
CHARLES F. GREEN
The subject of this sketch was born in Hamilton, Ontario, October 29, 1858, the son of William and Laura (Gott) Green. When fifteen years old he left school and began to learn the carpenter's trade, at which he worked for five years in his native place. In 1881 he came to California and settled near Bolinas, where he engaged in ranching until 1886, a portion of the time working at his trade. Then he removed to Sacramento, where he immediately entered the employ of Edward Boyer, contractor and builder. Here he remained for one year, but it was the preliminary to his work in the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, where he is now a valued employe. He was first engaged as carpenter in the ear shops and six months later, having proved himself capable, he entered the bridge and building department, and the following year, 1887, was made foreman of the depart- ment. In 1905 he was promoted to supervisor of the same department and he is still filling this position efficiently.
Mr. Green was married in Ontario, October 26, 1881, to Miss Menerva L. Healy. They have three children, viz. : Mrs. Marri?? Noble of Roseville; Alec, a machinist with the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and Arvin, a student in the high school. Mr. Green is a member of the Masonic order and a member of the Methodist Church, and for many years he has cast his vote for Republican candidates.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011