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.

Photos & Memories (2)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Tilness Hawley
Olive Parmele
Marriage: 4 February 1836
Louise Hawley
Clarissa Hawley
Hanna M. Hawley
Ellen Lousia Hawley
Jay Rose Hawley
Giles Parmalee Hawley
Jerome C. Hawley
Lucius Evert Hawley
Lucia Emma Hawley

Spouse and Children

4 February 1836


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Hannah Parmele


    Ruth Parmele


    Sallie Parmele


    Seth Parmele


    Sarah Parmelee


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

Possible Related Names

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"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.