William Elbert Oliver

1872–1954 (Age 82)
Stoutland, Camden, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Elbert

When William Elbert Oliver was born in 1872, in Stoutland, Camden, Missouri, United States, his father, Shadrack Bell Oliver, was 38 and his mother, Mary Prudence Evans, was 36. He married Anna Mae Kissinger on 3 September 1896, in Laclede, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Laclede, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Auglaize Township, Camden, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died in 1954, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Laclede, Missouri, United States.

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William Elbert Oliver
Anna Mae Kissinger
Marriage: 3 September 1896
Norma Oliver
Calvia H Oliver
Infant Oliver

Spouse and Children

3 September 1896
Laclede, Missouri, United States


    Norma Oliver





    Infant Oliver


Parents and Siblings

    Shadrack Bell Oliver





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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

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Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

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A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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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.

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)

  • William E Oliver in household of Adrain R Hillhouse, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W E Oliver, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elbert Oliver in household of Shadrick Oliver, "United States Census, 1880"

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