Mary Jane Oliver

30 January 1859–5 December 1921 (Age 62)
Hensonville, Windham, Greene, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Oliver was born on 30 January 1859, in Hensonville, Windham, Greene, New York, United States, her father, Francis Oliver Jr., was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Bailey, was 40. She married Joseph Hadfield Jr on 25 August 1877, in Syracuse, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880 and Collinston, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 5 December 1921, in Riverside, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Riverside, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hadfield Jr
Mary Jane Oliver
Marriage: 25 August 1877
Joseph Francis Hadfield
George Samuel Hadfield
Elizabeth Jane Hadfield
Janet Emily Hadfield
Alice Ann Hadfield
Job Oliver Hadfield
William Edward Hadfield
John Henry "Jack" Hadfield
Ida May Hadfield
Hazel Hadfield
Myron Ralph Hadfield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1877Syracuse, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 4
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 17
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Thoughts and Memories of Joseph Hadfield Jr and Mary Jane Oliver by Dwayne Buxton (great-grandson)

    Joseph Hadfield Jr. and his family The early part of Great-Grandfather Hadfield’s life was spent in Farmington, Davis County, Utah, where his birth family made their home. A history written by Sherl …

    Sources (32)

    • Mary Jane Oliver Hadfield in household of Joseph Hadfield, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Jane Oliver in entry for Raymond Byington and Ida Hadfield, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Jane O. Hadfield in entry for Joseph Hadfield, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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