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Walter Green was born in Watertown, Ontario. His mother died and he lived with his grandparents Mr and Mrs Richard Carey on their farm near Hamilton. In 1888 he moved near Guelph and lived with an aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs J.C. Williams who ran a post office and a small store. He began schooling in stone schoolhouse in Beach Grove.
In 1899 he moved to Vancouver with his aunt and uncle. He worked as an office boy for the Vancouver Province (owned by W.C. Nichol) and worked his way up to bookkeeper. He began work for Vancouver World in 1904 which L.D. Taylor had just bought. In 1905 he moved to North Vancouver and worked as a reporter for the North Shore Press.
In 1907 Walter married Margaret Mee of North Vancouver. They had 4 children: Mrs Lynn Gowan, Mrs Bertha (Bussie) Pomeroy, Mrs Ann Helmer, and Richard (born 1917).
In 1920, Walter moved to Pemberton. He bought a farm and built a house. He grew government certified seed potatoes that would become an original member of Pemberton Seed Potato Growers Group. His farm was almost destroyed in a flood which resulted in him having to farm in Surrey. He also moved to a rented farm in Delta and later moved back to the Perbton Valley when the area received flood protection.
In the 1960s, Walter retired from active farming but still farmed for himself.
His wife Margaret who was a founding member of the Pemberton Women's Institute died at age 90. His son Richard died at age 62 in 1979. His daughter Bertha lived with him in Pemberton until 1984 when he began to reside in Squamish General Hospital.
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In 1958 he became one of Pemberton's first aldermen. He was also the a member of the committee to obtain a secondary school in Pembertain and the Secretary-Treasurer of Pemberton School for 10 years.
On May 34, 1982 on the occassion of his 100th birthday (to be on May 25th), the Pemberton community held a civic luncheon and birthday party at Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Messages of congratulation included those from Prime Minister Trudeau, the Right Honourable Joe Clark, Lieutenant Governor Bell-Irving, Premier Bill Bennet and MP Lorne Greenway.