Harvey Oliver

19 December 1905–January 1987 (Age 81)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Harvey

When Harvey Oliver was born on 19 December 1905, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Howe Oliver, was 34 and his mother, Edna Converse King, was 21. He lived in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died in January 1987, in Hughesville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

John Howe Oliver
1871–1950
Edna Converse King
1884–1984
Ruth Marie Oliver
1902–1999
Harvey Oliver
1905–1987
Earl Reed Oliver
1908–1960
Dora A. Oliver
1908–
John Oliver jr
1912–
Henry M Oliver
1913–
Ralph Oliver
1915–

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1927

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Harvey Oliver, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harvey Oliver, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harvey Oliver in household of John Oliver, "United States Census, 1920"

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