Olive Nelson

15 September 1897–8 July 1984 (Age 86)
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Nelson was born on 15 September 1897, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, her father, Alvin Nelson, was 54 and her mother, Martha Emeline McFarland, was 41. She married Roy Alvin Hickman on 22 April 1916. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 17 Orchard Homes, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 8 July 1984, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Alvin Hickman
Olive Nelson
Marriage: 22 April 1916
Royal Joseph Hickman
Margaret Elizabeth Nelson Hickman

Spouse and Children

22 April 1916


    Royal Joseph Hickman


    Margaret Elizabeth Nelson Hickman


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 5

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Hickman in household of Roy A Hickman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olive Hickman in household of Roy A Hickman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olive Hickman in household of Roy A Hickman, "United States Census, 1920"

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