William C. Greene was born in Wisconsin in 1852 (or maybe 53). Greene spent his most productive years in Sonora, Mexico. However, we can reasonably conclude that, between 1890 and 1910, he was one of the richest and most influential men in Cochise County, Arizona Territory. Most folks referred to him as Colonel Greene, an honorary title bestowed out of respect. He owned interests in mining and cattle ranching in Mexico and most of Cochise County, including Millville, Bisbee and the San Rafael Valley.
Nevertheless, his title and all that wealth and power could not save one of his beloved young daughters. In 1897, Greene and his family were ranching along the San Pedro River not far from Tombstone. He had a small dam built to create a shallow pond to water his cattle.Read More