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John Scriver (Schriver) Green was born 25 July 1872 at High Church, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  He died 14 December 1941 at Platte, Charles Mix, SD, and is buried in La Roche Cemetery, Charles Mix Co., SD (Find A Grave Memorial# 70465641).   John accompanied his mother and stepfather to America in 1875. The family settled first in Pennsylvania, then headed west to Ft. Kearney, NE.  If they actually made it that far, they would have found all the good land taken, and would have immediately turned around and headed back east to Rock Island, IL.  After living in the Rock Island area for several years, the family  moved to Buck Grove, Crawford, IA.  He married Emma Florence Cruise in Buck Grove, Crawford, IA on 11 November 1896.  Emma was born 14 Nov 1877 at Clarence, Cedar, IA and died 27 July 1952 at Platte, Charles Mix, SD.  Her parents were Daniel David Cruise and Marcella J. Legg.  (note: Marcella's surname is recorded as Gage in the Iowa Marriages 1809-1992 database).  She is buried with her husband in La Roche Cemetery.  (Find A Grave Memorial# 70465642)

John and Emma had four children:

1.  Sylvia Agnes Green , b: 23 July 1898 in Denison, Crawford, IA, d: 1968 in Huron, Beadle, SD.

2.  Kathryn (Kitty) Ruth Green , b: 24 August 1903  d: Oct 1987.

3.   Florence Green  b: abt. 1909 in Iowa.

4.  Marcella Green, b: 18 Dec 1913, d: 31 Mar 2004


John S. Green was a rural mail carrier at Buck Grove, IA for many years.  Emma acted as his substitute carrier.  The 1910 Census has them living in Crawford County, IA.  When they moved to South Dakota, they took the train to Platte, SD, where they then took horses and wagons to finish their trip to the farm west of Academy, SD.  In the 1915 South Dakota State Census, they are living in Centralia township, Charles Mix County, SD.  They are listed as having farmed in Brule County, SD (1920 US Census),  Vivian Township in Lyman County (1925 SD State Census & 1930 US Census), and  La Roche Township near Academy, Charles Mix County (1940 US Census). 

This information is taken from their family story in the Platte, SD 75th anniversary book, plus Census entries.