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.
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.
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