Harold D. Green, who is prominently identified with the automobile business in the City of Youngstown, where he is secretary of the B.P. Higby Company, authorized dealers in the all-popular Ford automobiles in the territory tributary to Mahoning county's vital metropolis and judicial center, can claim ancestral affiliation with Ohio, though he was born in Illinois and was reared in Nebraska.

Mr. Green was born at Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois, on the 8th of July, 1879, and in the following year his parents moved to Nebraska and established their residence at Lincoln, the capital city of that commonwealth. He is a son of DeForrest and Sophia (Munshaw) Green, the former of whom was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, and the latter in the vicinity of the City of Toronto, Canada. The parents still maintain their home at Lincoln, Nebraska, where the father holds the position of cashier for the Searle & Chapin Lumber Company.

In the high school of the capital city of Nebraska Harold D. Green was graduated as a member of the class of 1900, and thereafter he was there associated four years with the lumber business of which his father was an official. He next became a traveling salesman for the Carpenter Paper Company of Omaha, Nebraska, with whom he remained for fourteen years. It was in 1919 that he came to Youngstown, Ohio, and formed an alliance with the B.P. Higby Company, of which he is the secretary, he having contributed much to the development of the substantial business of this company.

Mr. Green is found loyally aligned in the ranks of the republican party, and is a popular and active member of the Commercial Club of Youngstown. In Masonry he is affiliated with the Blue Lodge Chapter and Knights Templar commandery in Lincoln, Nebraska, where also he has membership in Sesostris Temple of the Mystic Shrine. At Youngstown his Masonic affiliations are with the Grotto of Veiled Prophets and with the Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

September 14, 1904, recorded the marriage of Mr. Green and Miss Leona Stambaugh, who was born at Trenton, Missouri, a daughter of Charles and Mae (Wallingford) Stambaugh, the latter of whom is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Green have no children. Mrs. Green is a popular factor in the social activities of Youngstown, and is here an active member of the Christian Science Church.


History of Ohio, The American Historical Society Inc., 1925, Volume IV