Floyd Lee Green (1894-1955)

Floyd Lee Green
Floyd Lee Green, c. 1918. Image courtesy of Sargent Memorial Collection, Slover Library, Norfolk, VA. SMC-MSS-000-ind-c-182-026.

Floyd Lee Green was born on 11 July 1894 to Jesse and May Green in Norfolk, Virginia. His parents raised him in the area and he grew up in the Baptist church. He lived a majority of his life in Norfolk and gained some education before entering the workforce. Before joining the Army, Green worked at the Naval Shipyard employed by W. H. Cobbs. On the 20 June 1918 he joined the United States Army in Norfolk and served with the first company 155th Dep. Brg.

At 23 years old he went into the Army and contributed in World War I until his discharge on 14 September 1919. After being discharged Green returned to his job at the Naval Shipyard and his home on Princess Ann Avenue. Almost four years after his discharge, Floyd Green married his wife Mary Peeden on 10 May 1923. After his marriage he moved to Portsmouth and continued enjoying life till his passing on 14 July 1955. His wife buried him at the Lincoln Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia.


“Floyd Lee Green,” World War I History Commission Questionnaires, Library of Virginia.

“Floyd Lee Green,” United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

United States Census, 1940.

Rebekah Lewis is a NROTC cadet at Norfolk State University.