Emma Oliver

7 April 1876–
Halifax, Virginia, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Oliver was born on 7 April 1876, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, her father, John I. Oliver, was 25 and her mother, Ida G. Wade, was 20. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1876.

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Family Time Line

John I. Oliver
1850–1917
Ida G. Wade
1855–1925
Elizabeth Caldwell "Bettie" Oliver
1874–1921
Emma Oliver
1876–
Charles Raine Oliver
1878–1941
John I. Oliver
1879–1880
William Lewis Oliver
1881–1939
Edna Oliver
1883–1962
Lucy Ann Oliver
1885–1970
Frank McMurray Oliver
1890–1947
Banks Wilkins Oliver
1893–1949
John Riley Oliver
1894–1947

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Elizabeth Caldwell "Bettie" Oliver

    Female1874–1921Female

    Female1876–Female

    Charles Raine Oliver

    Male1878–1941Male

    John I. Oliver

    Male1879–1880Male

    Male1881–1939Male

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 18

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Welsh, and German: from the Old French personal name Olivier, which was taken to England by the Normans from France. It was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as having been borne by one of Charlemagne's paladins, the faithful friend of Roland, about whose exploits there were many popular romances. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’ ( see Oliveira ), but this is almost certainly the result of folk etymology working on an unidentified Germanic personal name, perhaps a cognate of Alvaro . The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.2 Catalan and southern French (Occitan): generally a topographic name from oliver ‘olive tree’, but in some instances possibly related to the homonymous personal name (see 1 above).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Emma Oliver, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"

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