|Mary Jane Gowdy Green, 1876|
Mary Jane was born on July 18, 1830. She was the eldest child of Adam McConnell Gowdy, a blacksmith from Ohio, and Nancy Oliver of Kentucky. Her brother, John Kennedy Gowdy, was the consul-general to Paris during the McKinley Administration. Mary Jane had two other brothers, Lewis Oliver and Adam Thomas, and a sister, Martha Ann.
|The Green residence, Arlington, 1988|
"Mrs. Green is what might be termed an extraordinary woman; she has raised a large family and is one of the best of wives, mothers, and companions; her home has always been noted for its generous hospitality." (Illustrated Historical Atlas of Rush County, Indiana, 1879.)
Mary Jane died on September 20, 1907.