Arthur Leroy Oliver

7 January 1925–16 November 2013 (Age 88)
Ames, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arthur Leroy

When Arthur Leroy Oliver was born on 7 January 1925, in Ames, Story, Iowa, United States, his father, Arthur Oliver, was 30 and his mother, Lessie Leona Lindsey, was 24. He married Delia Mae Lorenzi on 2 January 1948, in Superior, Mineral, Montana, United States. He lived in Judicial Township 11, Kern, California, United States in 1940 and Sagle, Bonner, Idaho, United States in 2013. He died on 16 November 2013, in Idaho, Clay, Alabama, United States, at the age of 88.

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Arthur Leroy Oliver
1925–2013
Delia Mae Lorenzi
1932–2015
Marriage: 2 January 1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 January 1948
Superior, Mineral, Montana, United States

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 15

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Leroy Oliver in household of Arthur Oliver, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur L Olliver in household of Arthur Olliver, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur Lee Roy Oliver, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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