Oliver P. Green, the subject of this sketch, was born in Daviess county, Missouri, December 22, 1846. His father, M. F. Green, was a native of Virginia. When Oliver was ten years of age his father purchased a farm in Monroe township, Daviess county, and was a resident of the county at the time of his death. From 1861 until the close of the war Oliver was engaged in driving the United States mail coach on the Hamilton and Gallatin route, and afterward worked on the farm a number of years. He left the farm and went to Texas and the Indian Territory, herding cattle in the latter place, eventually going to Kansas and then returning to Daviess county, where he conducted a mill owned by his father. Daring a visit to Buchanan county, he was recalled by the illness of his father which terminated fatally. By his father’s death he became heir to the home property and now resides at the homestead.