Walter Oliver

Male8 September 1925–9 January 2006

Brief Life History of Walter

Walter Oliver was born on 8 September 1925, in Alabama, United States as the son of Vivian G Oliver and Annie M Petree. He had at least 1 son with Ruth Lee Miller. He lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States for about 1 years. He died on 9 January 2006, in Hurricane, Putnam, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Walter Oliver
1925–2006
Ruth Lee Miller
1920–2012
Michael H Oliver

Sources (10)

  • Walter M Oliver, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Walter M. Oliver, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mr Walter M Or Mack Oliver, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Children (1)

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Siblings (1)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1929

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English (northern), southern Scottish, southern French, and German: from the Old French personal name Oliver (modern French Olivier). This became common largely through the influence of the immensely popular narrative poem Chanson de Roland, in which the warrior Oliver is the wise best friend of the doomed hero Roland. The two men were peers at the court of Charlemagne, and the name is probably of ancient Germanic origin. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’ (see Oliveira ), but this is almost certainly the result of folk etymology working on an unidentified ancient Germanic personal name, perhaps a cognate of Alvaro . Old Norse Óláf (see Olliff ) and ancient Germanic Alfhari (composed of the elements alf ‘elf’ and hari ‘army’) have also been suggested as sources, but both personal names are difficult to explain phonetically, especially the latter. The Anglo-Norman name has been established in Ireland (Louth) since at least the 14th century, and was reinforced in Ulster and Limerick by migrants from England in the 17th century. The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.

Catalan: generally a topographic name from oliver ‘olive tree’, but in some instances possibly related to a homonymous personal name (see 1 above).

History: The surname Oliver of French origin (see 1 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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

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