John Oceola Grier

1881–1948 (Age 67)
Alabama, United States

The Life of John Oceola

When John Oceola Grier was born in June 1881, in Alabama, United States, his father, George Washington Grier, was 37 and his mother, Josephine Elizabeth Culver, was 32. He married Harriet Susan Arant on 16 November 1902, in Wadsworth, Autauga, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lightwood, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 14 Lightwood, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 25 October 1948, in Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

John Oceola Grier
Harriet Susan Arant
Marriage: 16 November 1902
Juender Cuthy Greir
Howard Wesley Grier

Spouse & Children

16 November 1902
Wadsworth, Autauga, Alabama, United States


  • Juender Cuthy Greir


  • Grier


  • Howard Wesley Grier


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Grier


  • Josephine Elizabeth Culver




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1889: Elmore, Alabama, United States
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the personal name Grier, a common medieval Scottish vernacular form of Gregory .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ocie Greir Or Green, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ocie Grear in household of G W Grear, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J Ocie Grier, "United States Census, 1940"

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