Olive Parmele

4 August 1811–24 January 1891 (Age 79)
Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Parmele was born on 4 August 1811, in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Giles Parmelee, was 48 and her mother, Hannah Pomeroy, was 43. She married Tilness Hawley on 4 February 1836. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870. She died on 24 January 1891, in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Tilness Hawley
1797–1883
Olive Parmele
1811–1891
Marriage: 4 February 1836
Louise Hawley
1837–1894
Clarissa Hawley
1840–1847
Hanna M. Hawley
1842–
Ellen Lousia Hawley
1844–1923
Jay Rose Hawley
1846–
Giles Parmalee Hawley
1848–1885
Jerome C. Hawley
1850–1930
Lucius Evert Hawley
1853–1924
Lucia Emma Hawley
1853–1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 February 1836
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Hannah Parmele

    Female1783–Female

    Ruth Parmele

    Female1784–Female

    Sallie Parmele

    Female1785–Female

    Seth Parmele

    Male1790–1882Male

    Sarah Parmelee

    Female1790–1834Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 16

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 21

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Parmley .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Hawley in household of Tilleop Hawley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Olive Hawley in household of Tillness Hawley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Olive H Hawley in household of Tilness Hawley, "United States Census, 1880"

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