Mary Oliver

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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Henry Oliver
Hannah Parsons
Ann Eliza Oliver
Edith Parsons Oliver
Charles Richard Matthew OLIVER
Mary Oliver
Joseph John Oliver
Arthur George Oliver
Blanche Ellen OLIVER
Walter Henry Oliver
Amelia Beatrice Oliver

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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.

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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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  • 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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