When James Elmer Green was born on April 14, 1928, in Riverton, Wyoming, his father, James, was 30 and his mother, Helen, was 24.
James would have experienced one of the worst heatwaves in North American history while living in Arkansas City, Kansas during the summer of 1936 at the age of 8.
James in Mitchell, Nebraska, when the United States declared war on Japan. He was 13 years old.
He was a US Coastguard Merchant Marine, listed as in the Steward department as a messman in 1945 at the age of 17.
While serving during WWII, James was in the US Maritime Service Training Station Choir, from Avalon, California. Here is the video clip of
Bob Hope Special August 12, 1944 'Somewhere In The South Pacific' . The last song is the one with the choir that James was in. He always thought it was pretty cool that he got to perform with Bob Hope.
He married Bev on February 16, 1946, in Seattle, Washington when he was 17 years old. They had four children during their marriage.
He died on October 28, 2005, in Snohomish, Washington, at the age of 77.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jim by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jim: