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Ethel M. Green

Obituary for Ethel M. Green - (1887-1960) 

Ethel M. Green, Mt. V. Business Woman, is Dead 
Death Occurs After Long Illness, Funeral Arrangements Incomplete 

Ethel M. Green, a prominent businesswoman and one of Mt. Vernon's 
best known citizens, died at Good Samaritan Hospital at 9:00 o'clock this 
morning after a long illness. 

Mrs. Green, who resided at 310 north 16th street, was executive 
secretary of the Mt. Vernon Loan and Building Association for 29 years. 
She began a long and successful career in business in 1921 when 
she was appointed assistant secretary to the Association. Her father, the late 
Morris Emmerson, was executive secretary. Upon his retirement in 1938 she was 
named executive secretary and held that position until her retirement in June 1957 
of failing health. Mrs. Green was one of the founders and the first president of 
the Mt. Vernon Business and Professional Women's Club. 

She was born in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of the late Morris and 
Ida (Harris) Emmerson. 

She was a member of the First Presbyterian church. 

Survivors include one son, Morris Lee Green of Canoga Park, Ca.; 
one brother Navy Commander George H. Emmerson, retired of Washington, D.C., a 
grandson, Morris Lee Green, Jr., and a granddaughter, Barbara, both of Canoga 
Park, Ca. 

Her parents, a brother, Ray, and a sister, Anna, preceded her in 

Funeral arrangements were incomplete, pending arrival of her son 
from California. The body was taken to the Pulley Funeral Home. 

Mt Vernon Register News 
February 1960 
Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms
Feb 2002

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