Biography of Charles Green
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Green, Charles, was born in the town of Venice, Cayuga county, October 28, 1866, a son of Dewitt C. Green, a harness maker of that town. He was educated in the common schools, together with a course at the Ithaca Academy, and at the age of fifteen he went to serve an apprenticeship with the Ithaca Cigar Mfg. Co. where he spent three years. In November, 1884, he established a manufactory in Ithaca, which he has ever since conducted. He employs four hands, and produces 120,000 cigars yearly. A very popular cigar of his manufacture is the "C. G." which is found at all well appointed cigar stands. Mr. Green is a Democrat, and is a worker in his party. In March, 1892, he was elected alderman of the Third Ward, the youngest man ever appointed to the position in this city. He is still an incumbent, and has won popularity and distinction by good judgment in all meetings of the Council. In November, 1889 he married Fanny M. Van Natta, daughter of James Van Natta of this city, and they have a son and a daughter.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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