Oliver Culver Gregory

March 1842–1916 (Age 73)
Fairmount Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Oliver Culver

When Oliver Culver Gregory was born in March 1842, in Fairmount Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John C Gregory, was 31 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Culver, was 24. He married Eliza Ann Howard in 1870, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in 1916, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, at the age of 74.

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Oliver Culver Gregory
Eliza Ann Howard
Marriage: 1870
Addie Levinia Gregory
Bessie Belle Gregory

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Maryland, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 21

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that was popular throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages. The Greek original, Grēgorios, is a derivative of grēgorein ‘to be awake’, ‘to be watchful’. However, the Latin form, Gregorius, came to be associated by folk etymology with grex, gregis, ‘flock’, ‘herd’, under the influence of the Christian image of the good shepherd. The Greek name was borne in the early Christian centuries by two fathers of the Orthodox Church, St. Gregory Nazianzene ( c. 325–390 ) and St. Gregory of Nyssa ( c. 331–395 ), and later by sixteen popes, starting with Gregory the Great ( c. 540–604 ). It was also the name of 3rd- and 4th-century apostles of Armenia. In North America the English form of the name has absorbed many cognates from other European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver in household of John Gregery, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oliver Gregary in household of John Gregary, "United States Census, 1850"
  • O C Gregory, "United States Census, 1880"

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