Herbert Cleveland Tolliver Sr

Male26 January 1886–23 May 1935

Brief Life History of Herbert Cleveland

When Herbert Cleveland Tolliver Sr was born on 26 January 1886, in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States, his father, John Isom Toliver, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ann Anderson, was 25. He married Catherine Elizabeth Grumish on 1 July 1905, in Crawford, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 May 1935, in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in West Lawn Cemetery, Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States.

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Herbert Cleveland Tolliver Sr
Catherine Elizabeth Grumish
Marriage: 1 July 1905
Herbert Cleveland Tolliver Jr
Edward John Tolliver Sr
Wilbert Woodrow Tolliver
Frances Marie Tolliver

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  • H C Tolliver, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Herbert C Tolliver, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Herbert Cleveland Tolliver, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    1 July 1905Crawford, Kansas, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 14

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Taliaferro , a surname of Italian origin which spread to the US from England. Today both principal forms of the surname, Taliaferro and Tolliver, are virtually non-existing in Britain. Compare Toliver and English Telfer .

    History: The VA family of Taliaferro or Tolliver are descended from London-born Robert Taliaferro or Tolliver, who settled in VA by 1647. He was the grandson of a Venetian, Bartholomew Taliaferro, who had settled in London by 1562. Between 1651 and 1673 Robert patented several sizeable holdings in Gloucester County, England. He married Sarah Grimes, the daughter of an Anglican priest, and had one daughter and four sons, all of whom produced large and prosperous families.

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

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