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Green Home

1108 Western Ave

 

1869

CASS GREEN HOME BUILT

1108 Western Ave.

Built by John Richards in 1869 at the time of his daughter Mary Alice's marriage to Lewis Cass Green.

 

Cass Green was the first regularly appointed mail carrier in Watertown. Mary Green's father, John Richards, was an important early pioneer attorney and builder of the Octagon House.

 

CASS GREEN: FIRST REGULARLY APPOINTED MAIL CARRIER IN WATERTOWN

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FAMILY TREE: Green family tie of Richards family

 

Lewis Cass Green (known as Cass Green) was the first regularly appointed mail carrier in Watertown. His home was built by John Richards in 1869 at the time of his daughter Mary Alice's marriage to Lewis Cass Green. Cass Green was the first regularly appointed mail carrier in Watertown.

 

1897

04 07 The 81st birthday anniversary of our pioneer resident, Mrs. Eliza Richards, was appropriately observed Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Green, 1108 Western Avenue, where was gathered a number of her lady friends, all old settlers. A very pleasant time was passed and many interesting happenings of early days in Watertown recounted.

 

Eliza Richards (1816 1902). Wife of John Richards, builder and owner of the Octagon House.

 

1924

Mary Alice Green, center

 

1965

 

1970

05 23 JESSIE WEBER DUNLOP / granddaughter of Mary Alice Richards Green

RICHARDS FAMILY DESCENDENT VISITS THE OCTAGON

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(Mary Alice was the daughter of John Richards, married Lewis Cass Green. )

 

Mrs. Jessie Weber Dunlop, Astoria, Ore., a descendent of the Richards family, was among visitors at the Octagon House last week. Mrs. Dunlop is the granddaughter of Alice Richards Green, who was born in the Octagon House. Mrs. Dunlop is visiting the George Weber family on Ninth Street and says that each time she returns for a visit with the Webers she makes the Octagon House one of her first stops in Watertown.

 

She recalls stories of her grandmother's, including "sleeping in those big feather beds" and says she finds something new and interesting in the exhibits on each visit. This year there is the doll collection with dolls of the mid 1800's, and a newly arranged sewing room on the third floor.

 

Other visitors to the Octagon House in May, according to Mrs. Don Mabie, assistant curator, include many groups of young people from cities throughout the state.

 

 

 

Cross References:

Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery: Lewis Cass Green and Mary Alice Green:

Green, Lewis Cass, b. 1842, d. 1895, Co D 16th Wis Inf

Green, Mary Alice, b. 1848, d. 1936

Architecture and History Inventory record on this house.

Evelyn Ruddick Rose, Our Heritage of Homes, (Watertown Historical Society, 1980), pp. 66.

Watertown Daily Times, Aug. 6, 1936.

 

 

 

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