Elgy Morris Oliver

12 April 1913–2 March 1994 (Age 80)
Citrus, Florida, United States

The Life of Elgy Morris

When Elgy Morris Oliver was born on 12 April 1913, his father, Floyd Eugene Oliver, was 28 and his mother, Frances Bernice Squier, was 22. He married Esther Lucile Bolley on 16 September 1937, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. He died on 2 March 1994, in Citrus, Florida, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Elgy Morris Oliver
Esther Lucile Bolley
Marriage: 16 September 1937

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    Esther Lucile Bolley


16 September 1937
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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World Events (8)

1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 1

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Elgy Oliver in household of Albert Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elgy M Oliver in household of Paul P Bush, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elgy M Oliver, "United States Census, 1940"

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