Steven L. Green
Steven Green Buried January 1st
Funeral of Prominent Stockman at Celeste. Burial in East Mount
Celeste, Texas. January 1, 1920--The funeral of Steve L. Green, a prominent stockman and planter of Hunt County who died suddenly yesterday afternoon in his automobile near his home a mile and a half from here was held today at the Methodist Church of which he was a steward, conducted by the Reverend J. M. Sweeton, the pastor, and assisted by the Presiding Elder, M. L. Hamilton, and former pastors of Mr. Green's church.
The remains were then taken to Greenville for interment in the East Mount Cemetery there. The pallbearers were the board of stewards, of which Mr. Green was for many years the president.
Mr. Green died shortly after 2:00 PM yesterday in his automobile after having started to get his mail. He had been slightly indisposed last week, but had been able to work about his home all day prior to his death His car was seen to have stopped but a few hundred yards from home by one of his daughters who was in the house with
her mother, and upon investigation, he was found to have died while driving the car. Arterial senility was given as the cause of his death.
Steven L. Green was fifty-eight years of age, having been born in Hunt County between Greenville and Celeste and had lived in this community for many years, making his home west of Celeste. He was one of the foremost and progressive stockmen in North Texas and was well known over the United States as an authority on stock raising and the care of animals. He was eminently successful in business, conducting personally the management of a large farm on which his home was, in addition to the business of stock raising.
He was a Democrat and took an active part in local and state politics although he was never a candidate for office nor did he ever accept any appointive political position. He was prominent in the Knights of Pythias and Masonic order, and lived throughout his life an upright Christian gentleman, respected and admired by a host of friends whose confidence he enjoyed. A member of the Methodist Church here for many years, he was for the greater part of his connection with the church a steward, serving most of his time as president of that body, and in all of the time in which he was in that capacity, he never missed a quarterly conference at which he expanded an already wide friendship.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Ida Orme, whom he married thirty-seven years ago, and three daughters, Mesdames Lillie Daniels, of this city; Grace Cole, of Dallas; and Bess Crumb, of Greenville; and four brothers, Bud Green, J. G. Green, and W. E. Green, of Greenville; and J. Riley Green, of Wolfe City; and two sisters, Mrs. S. J. Shields, and Mrs. Joe Green, of Greenville.
(January, 1920, The Wolfe City Sun)
(The Green home was on the west side of CR 1091. Charles Luna and Edna Luna Roach were grandchildren. There used to be evidence of the old race track. It was said that one of his best horses was buried in the center of the track. The old barn was still standing the last time I drove down CR 1091. SSS)
Submitted by Sarah Swindell