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Major General Francis Vinton GREENE

Major General Francis Vinton GREENE

Male 1850 - 1921  (70 years)

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  • Name Francis Vinton GREENE 
    Prefix Major General 
    Born 27 Jun 1850  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 589337EAE8FF486D86CAD931F0F313B5ADB0 
    Died 13 May 1921  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27264  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2010 

    Father Major General George Sears GREENE,   b. 6 May 1801, Apponaug, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1899, Morristown, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Martha Barrett DANA,   b. 27 Oct 1809, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1883, Morristown, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1837  Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Belle Eugenie CHEVALLIE,   b. 1852,   d. 1934  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1879  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Warwick GREENE,   b. 18 Dec 1879, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Donald Cameron GREENE,   b. 26 Dec 1881,   d. 4 Dec 1886  (Age 4 years)
     3. Anna Gertrude GREENE,   b. 26 Mar 1884, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Edith GREENE,   b. 12 Aug 1886, Stapleton, Richmond, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Eleanor Nicols GREENE,   b. 11 May 1888, Stapleton, Richmond, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Katharine GREENE,   b. 21 Jun 1891, Stapleton, Richmond, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F12295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1850 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1879 - Washington, District of Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1921 - New York City, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Francis Vinton Greene.jpg
    Francis Vinton Greene.jpg

    Histories
    Greene Memorial House
    Greene Memorial House

  • Notes 
    • A United States Army officer who fought in the Spanish-American War. He came from the Greene family of Rhode Island, noted for its long line of participants in American military history.

      Greene was born in Providence, Rhode Island on June 27, 1850. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1870. He first served in the U.S. artillery and then transferred to the Corps of Engineers. He next served as an attache from the War Department to the U.S. legation in St. Petersburg, Russia. While there he served in the Russian army during its war with Turkey. He returned to the U.S. and was a civil engineer to the city of Washington, D.C. and was a professor of artillery at West Point before resigning from the army in 1886.

      When the Spanish-American War broke out he raised the 7th New York Infantry and was quickly promoted to brigadier general of volunteers. He commanded the second Philippine Expeditionary Force which became the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, VIII Corps. Greene took a prominent part in the Battle of Manila in 1898. He assisted in the surrender negotiations for Manila. In August, 1898 he was promoted major general of volunteers and resigned in February, 1899.

      After the war he held a variety of jobs. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1899. He served as the New York City Police Commissioner until 1904 and was president of the Niagara-Lockport and Ontario Power Company. He died on May 13, 1921 in New York City.

      Greene's family holds a distinguished place in American military history. His father was Civil War general, George S. Greene, famous for his defense of Culp's Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg. His older brother, Samuel Dana Greene, was the executive officer of the USS Monitor during the Battle of Hampton Roads. All were from Rhode Island.