Thomas J. Green was born in County Cavan, Ireland,
February 4, 1856. He was educated in the public schools, and
came to this country in 1874, locating in New York, where he worked
for four years in the store of A. T. Stewart.
He came to Kansas City in 1878, and for a
while was with the T. Green Grocery Company, but the possibilities of
the real estate business in the booming town appealed to him, and he
opened an office in 1880, and has been in the real estate business
Some years later his brother, John J.
joined him, and the firm played an important part in the development
of Kansas City from a steamboat landing into a metropolis.
Mr. Green platted upwards of forty additions,
among the most prominent being Greenview, Phoenix Park, Finsbury Park,
Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, etc. He was one of the early
members of the Real Estate Exchange, and as much as any man is
responsible for Kansas City's present greatness.
Mr. Green was married in 1897 to Miss Mary
Hartley, in County Cavan, Ireland, and they have one daughter, May