This biography is written in two points of view. Most of the first part is a combination of a history written by Lucile and a history as told by Lucile to Beverly. The later part is written mainly by Beverly. When the text is in italics, “I” is Lucile. When the text is normal, “I” is Beverly.
Lucile and Leone.
Lucy Lucile Green was born April 14, 1898. Lucile was the fourth child of Henry and Mary Isabell Pettit Green. Her two brothers Edwin and Harry were ages five and three and her sister Leone was almost two. We have a special picture of Lucile and Leone as young girls. Lucile remembered for many years the pretty blue crepe and velvet dress she wore for the picture.
The earliest incident Lucile remembers is camping in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The Greens packed a wagon full of food, bedding, tent and family and stayed on some land Henry was homesteading. Lucile was about four or five. One time a herd of cattle were stampeding towards the camp and they all had to run to safety to the Maxfield Lodge. Another time Leone fell off the bridge into the stream. About fifty feet away was a big place in the stream where they put food to keep it cool. They ran to this place and held a tree limb out to Leone and she caught it and they brought her to shore.
When she was a child her mother Mary (whom Harry called “May”) and sister Leone went on a trip to San Francisco with relatives, leaving Lucile to stay with her grandparents. She told everyone that her feet hurt so she didn’t get to go on the trip. She said, Father, Will and Harry were baching it. Will and Harry would carry on through the day while Father was at work. My very special little table was used for a game to see who could jump the farthest. Well someone didn’t quite make it and that was the end of my special little table....
Lucile's father, Henry Green.
We looked forward to going down to Murray in the surrey to visit Father’s cousin Arthur Townsend. We would look forward to these rides as Father would always treat us to ice cream sodas. We especially enjoyed the sun shining on the windows of the Catholic School on Seventh South and Twelfth East. We always referred to it as the “Place with the Golden Windows”.
Lucile's mother, Mary Isabell Pettit Green.
Mother Mary was a very good housekeeper... Grandpa Pettit would come and visit Mother in the mornings. He would sit in the doorway between the dining room and kitchen and visit Mother while she washed up the kitchen floor which was every day.
On one occasion Mother had to call the doctor to come and sew my lip. I had been bitten. I had four stitches taken in it and why this memory stayed with me so vividly I will never know.…
The Parry family lived one house and a big vacant lot south of our home. Leah was the oldest daughter, the same age as my sister Leone. Jessie the second daughter and Hazel was the third daughter. Hazel and I were very close friends through the years.
The 1900 U.S. Census showing the Green family (Henry, Mary, William, Henry M., Mary L., Lucile, and Ethel) at 913 Second West and the Perry (Parry?) family (William T., Mary E., Ellen L., Jessie May, Mary H.) two doors down at 933 Second West.
To be continued...