Col. Edward H.R. Green

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Edward Howland Robinson "Ned" Green

Birthplace: London, Greater London , England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Lake Placid, Essex, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Bellow's Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Henry Green and Hetty Green
Husband of Mabel E. Green
Brother of Harriet Sylvia Ann Howland Wilks

Occupation: Businessman, philanthropist, philatelist
Managed by: Art Stiles
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About Col. Edward H.R. Green

From Wikipedia

Edward Howland Robinson "Ned" Green (August 22, 1868 – June 8, 1936), also known as Colonel Green, was an American businessman, the only son of the notorious miser Hetty Green (the "Witch of Wall Street"). He was also noted for his stamp and coin collections.


From Colonel Green's Forgotten Labs

Though the shores of Buzzards Bay near New Bedford, MA, may seem an unlikely place for an MIT lab, the work done on Green’s estate was at the forefront of research in radio communication, aircraft navigation, high-voltage generators, and meteorology. The once dynamic estate is quiet now, with clusters of houses, a golf course, and tennis courts occupying land that changed hands several times after the colonel’s death in 1936 and was eventually sold to developers...

From Find A Grave Memorial# 65631602

The project most dear to Ned Green's heart, at 'Round Hill', was the restoration and preservation of the last of the New Bedford whaling ships, the "Charles W. Morgan." The whaler had been in the ownership of the Colonel's maternal great-grandfather, Isaac Howland, Jr., and grandfather, Edward Mott Robinson. The project was called "Whaling Enshrined". The "Morgan" was moved to 'Round Hill' where the ship, authentic blacksmith shop and other exhibits connected with the whaling industry were displayed, staffed and maintained entirely at Colonel Green's expense.


  1. The Massachusetts Magazine. "100. Hetty Howland Robinson married Edward H. Green of New York City; died July 3, 1916. Had three children, two of whom are now living, Col. Edward H. R. Green, who married recently in Chicago, and Mrs. Matthew Astor Wilks of New York. Neither has children."
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Col. Edward H.R. Green's Timeline

August 22, 1868
London, Greater London , England, United Kingdom
June 8, 1936
Age 67
Lake Placid, Essex, New York, United States
Age 67
Bellow's Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States