Oliver Stephens

Itawamba, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Stephens was born in 1866, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Milton Stephens, was 47 and his mother, Vashti Ruth Kirksey, was 46.

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James Milton Stephens
Vashti Ruth Kirksey
John William Stephens
Robert Milton Stephens
George Washington Stephens
Talitha Cumi Stephens
Mary Stephens
Green Winchester Stephens
Martha Stephens
Nettie Stephens
Oliver Stephens

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 0

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 11

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Stephen, Stephen, and "s" for sun, son, meaning son of Stephen

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Sources (1)

  • Oliver Stephens in household of James Stephens, "United States Census, 1870"

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