Olive Eunice Cowles

Female24 April 1891–24 August 1985

Brief Life History of Olive Eunice

When Olive Eunice Cowles was born on 24 April 1891, in Lander, Farmington Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Dr. Horace Hill Cowles, was 38 and her mother, Cora Fanny Mahan, was 34. She married Freeman Oscar Peterson on 25 June 1919, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in United States in 1930 and Warren, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 24 August 1985, in Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Freeman Oscar Peterson
1886–1966
Olive Eunice Cowles
1891–1985
Marriage: 25 June 1919
Wendell Freeman Peterson
1931–2001

Sources (7)

  • Olive Cowles in household of Horace H Cowles, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Olive Eunice Peterson Cowles, "Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976"
  • Olive Peterson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1919Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 14

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 25

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Coles .

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

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