Jacob Lester Oller

15 November 1884–19 April 1968 (Age 83)
Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jacob Lester

When Jacob Lester Oller was born on 15 November 1884, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, his father, Daniel Downs Oller, was 28 and his mother, Emma Jane Green, was 18. He married Jessie June Brooks on 20 June 1907, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in McDonald, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Pierceville, Finney, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 19 April 1968, in Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Green Acres Memorial Park, Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Jacob Lester Oller
Jessie June Brooks
Marriage: 20 June 1907
Dorothy Sarah Oller
Jeanie Emma Oller
John Daniel Oller
Jas Clifford Allen Oller
William Colson Oller
Jacob Lester Oller
Robert Earl Oller
Maude E Oller

Spouse and Children

20 June 1907
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Dorothy Sarah Oller



    John Daniel Oller


    Jas Clifford Allen Oller


    William Colson Oller


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World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 German (Öller): variant of Öhler ( see Ohler ) or of Euler .2 Catalan: occupational name for a potter, oller (from Late Latin ollarius, from olla ‘pot’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob L Allen in household of Daniel D Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jacob Oller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jake Oller, "United States Census, 1920"

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