Mae Elizabeth Oliver

8 May 1894–10 December 1992 (Age 98)
Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mae Elizabeth

When Mae Elizabeth Oliver was born on 8 May 1894, in Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Oliver, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 40. She lived in Wheatland, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. She died on 10 December 1992, in Roscommon, Roscommon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

John Oliver
1866–
Elizabeth Jones
1853–1897
Lavinia Trifiana Oliver
1890–
Mae Elizabeth Oliver
1894–1992

Parents and Siblings

    John Oliver

    Male1866–Male

    Female1853–1897Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1920

Age 26

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, 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 (2)

  • May Oliver in household of John Oliver, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1855-1905

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