Mary Oliver

1879–Female
Wynford Eagle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Oliver was born in 1879, in Wynford Eagle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Oliver, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Parsons, was 30. She lived in Burleston, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Broadway, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Family Time Line

Henry Oliver
1849–1914
Hannah Parsons
1849–1913
Ann Eliza Oliver
1874–1962
Edith Parsons Oliver
1888–
Charles Richard Matthew OLIVER
1876–
Mary Oliver
1879–
Joseph John Oliver
1881–1960
Arthur George Oliver
1883–1974
Blanche Ellen OLIVER
1884–1886
Walter Henry Oliver
1890–1918
Amelia Beatrice Oliver
1894–

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 1

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1914

Age 35

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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 (3)

  • Mary Oliver in household of Hannah Oliver, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary Oliver in household of Henry Oliver, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Oliver in household of Henry Oliver, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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