According to one old timer in the area, whenever the Green boys got into a fight, it didn't last long. William Green was raised in Ogden, now a district of Calgary. He was a great sportsman excelling in Hockey and, especially, boxing: he grew to become the number one welter-weight contender in Canada.
"Battling Billy" lived in Ogden all his life working as a hardwood floor finisher but he never lost his love of sports. He remained involved with sporting groups and youth organizations until his death in 1976.