Nora Ann Davenport

1883–1968 (Age 85)
White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nora Ann

When Nora Ann Davenport was born on 10 February 1883, in White, Tennessee, United States, her father, George Washington Davenport, was 34 and her mother, Mary Georgie Holbert, was 24. She married Homer Casto Oliver on 2 July 1908, in Hunt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 8, Hunt, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Civil District 1, White, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 30 January 1968, in White, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in White, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nora Ann Davenport
Homer Casto Oliver
Marriage: 2 July 1908
Burl Oliver
Paul Floyd Oliver
Willis George Oliver
Irene Samantha Oliver
Leo Homer Oliver

Spouse & Children

2 July 1908
Hunt, Texas, United States


  • Burl Oliver


  • Paul Floyd Oliver


  • Willis George Oliver


  • Female1916–2000Female

  • Leo Homer Oliver


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Davenport


  • Female1858–1947Female



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Nora A Oliver in household of Homer C Oliver, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nora Oliver in household of Homer C Oliver, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nora Oliver in household of Homer C Oliver, "United States Census, 1940"

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