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