Byron Van Buren Greene
Narragansett Times, Wakefield, RI, 1 October 1915, page 1.
Byron Van Buren Greene died at his home on
Sheldon Hill Monday forenoon after a brief illness in the sixty-fifth year of
his age. Mr. Greene, who was the son of Preserve and Mary (Stevens) Greene, was
born in Millville, Massachusetts, but had been a resident of South Kingstown for
many years. For a year or more he had been in declining health, but had been
able to be about. On Sunday he ate his dinner and seemed to be about as well as
usual. He had been a sufferer from heart trouble. He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Susan Amy Greene and one son, Edwin Greene of Auburn. He also leaves a
sister, Mrs. S. T. Knight of Oak Lawn, Rhode Island.
Mr. Greene was a member of Hope Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Wakefield. The funeral was held at his late residence on Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock. Rev. John Oldham, paster
of the Methodist church officiating. The service at the grave was under the Masonic ritual and was in charge of Hope lodge. The bearers were Thomas Beale, Millard M. Holland, William Bennett and Edward Harvey.
Mr. Greene had been employed as a teamster and at farm work.