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Green, John

John Green
b: 1851
d: 2 AUG 1907
John Green was born in Norfolk, England in 1851. He arrived in South Australia on 24 April 1855 aboard the “Mallard” with his parents John & Elizabeth (nee Griggs) & younger sister Susan.
Soon after arrival John Snr & Elizabeth had moved north to the Pekina area where the remainder of their eight children were born. 
John Snr was an overseer on the Pekina Station (owned by Price Maurice)until about 1873 when he purchased a selection near Tarcowie.  By 1877 the selection was sold after which he & most of his family moved away to Eyre Peninsular still in association with Price Maurice.
In April 1877 at Tarcowie, John Jnr married Catherine Dempster, the second daughter of Tarcowie landholder William & Elizabeth Dempster (nee Cowie).
John remained in Tarcowie working as a boundary rider possibly on the Pekina station or Tarcowie selection and later as a storeman, butcher and hotel keeper of the Tarcowie Hotel from 1896 until 1901 when he & wife Catherine moved to Farina to take a lease of the Exchange Hotel.
From Book : "Tarcowie A Place of Wash Away Water"
John Green counted butchering among his several occupations.  Some of the family were among the early selectors, but John Jnr held a slaughter licence and went round the district in a butcher''s cart until he switched to hotel keeping in 1896 as lessee of the Tarcowie Hotel until he moved to Farina in 1901 to take up the Exchange hotel until his death in 1907.
John Green was a storeman at Pfeiffer''s Store in Tarcowie his son Sydney also worked there.
The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle (SA ) Friday 6 December 1901
Green, John, holder of a special magistrate''s certificate, to Green, John, Exchange Hotel, Farina, and billiards
John Green died from bronchitis after a short illness at the Exchange Hotel on 2 August 1907 (death certificate states bronchitis).    He is buried at the Farina Cemetery, gravesite unknown.
The Adelaide Register Friday 16 August 1907
DEATHS. - GREEN.- On the. 2nd August, at the Exchange Hotel, Farina, John, dearly loved husband of Catherine Green, after a short illness, aged.57 years. Fight the good fight 
An article from the Adelaide Register 7 August 1907 states -
FARINA,August 3 - Mr. John. Green, an old resident, died on Friday. He had kept the Exchange Hotel for the past six years. He has left a widow, two daughters, and three sons. Mr. Green has always materially helped any enterprise for the good of the town and his loss is regretted by all who knew him. 
There are also many memorial notices from his family to commemorate his death in the following years through to 1914.
Following John’s death the licence for the Exchange Hotel was transferred to his wife Catherine Green from 1907-1908 from the following notice :  
The Advertiser Adelaide Monday 9 December 1907
The following business was transacted:- Transfers of publicans'' licenses-Catherine Green, Exchange Hotel, Farina, from J. Green.  
The licence was again transferred from Catherine to a Miss Ellen Darmody on 20 June 1908.
Catherine later lived in Adelaide where she died at her daughter’s (Eva Murphy),residence on 25 August 1936.   She is buried at the Mitcham Cemetery.

Biographical information kindly provided with permission of Leah Bird (2020).
  • 1851 - Birth - ; Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • 2 AUG 1907 - Death - ; Farina South Australia
John Green
1851 - 2 AUG 1907
Family Group Sheet - Child
MJohn Green
Birth1851Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death2 AUG 1907Farina South Australia
Marriage3 APR 1877to Catherine (Dempster) Green at Res of William Dempster Tarcowie
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Green
Birth1851Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death2 AUG 1907 Farina South Australia
Marriage3 APR 1877to Catherine (Dempster) Green at Res of William Dempster Tarcowie
PARENT (F) Catherine (Dempster) Green
Death25 AUG 1936 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Marriage3 APR 1877to John Green at Res of William Dempster Tarcowie
MSydney Bennett Green
Birth11 JAN 1878Warrow, Flinders, South Australia
Death20 FEB 1969Queenstown, South Australia, Australia
MPercy Green
Birth5 MAY 1879Yarrowie, South Australia, Australian Colonies
Death1 FEB 1886Enfield, South Australia, Australian Colonies
FEva May Green
Birth18 FEB 1881Tarcowie, South Australia, Australian Colonies
Death16 APR 1969Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia
MHurtle William Green
Birth16 MAY 1883Tarcowie, South Australia, Australian Colonies
Death20 JUL 1972Whyalla, South Australia, Australia
FEthel Victoria (Green) Wilson
Birth11 JUN 1885Tarcowie, South Australia, Australian Colonies
Death12 AUG 1956Mile End, South Australia, Australia
Marriage31 MAR 1908to John Robert Wilson at South Australia, Australia
MAlexander Gordon Green
Birth27 JUN 1888Pekina, South Australia, Australian Colonies
Death10 JUL 1975Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Descendancy Chart
John Green b: 1851 d: 2 AUG 1907
Catherine (Dempster) Green b: 1858 d: 25 AUG 1936
Sydney Bennett Green b: 11 JAN 1878 d: 20 FEB 1969
Percy Green b: 5 MAY 1879 d: 1 FEB 1886
Eva May Green b: 18 FEB 1881 d: 16 APR 1969
Hurtle William Green b: 16 MAY 1883 d: 20 JUL 1972
Ethel Victoria (Green) Wilson b: 11 JUN 1885 d: 12 AUG 1956
John Robert Wilson b: 10 JAN 1882 d: 28 DEC 1964
Joyce Ethel Wilson b: 4 OCT 1921 d: 25 OCT 2014
Alexander Gordon Green b: 27 JUN 1888 d: 10 JUL 1975