Oliver Granger

Brief Life History of Oliver

When Oliver Granger was born on 7 February 1794, in Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Pierce L Granger, was 24 and his mother, Clarissa Trumbull, was 19. He married Lydia Dibble on 8 September 1813, in Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 August 1841, in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Kirtland Temple Cemetery, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Granger
Lydia Dibble
Marriage: 8 September 1813
Gilbert Granger
Caroline Granger
Sarah Melissa Granger
Deighton Granger
Rhenma Granger
Washington Granger
LaFayette Granger
Farley Benjamin Granger

Sources (16)

  • Oliver Granger, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Olivar Granger in entry for Lydia Granger, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Oliver Granger, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


"The town was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The region was first settled around 1788. The town was formed in 1796 and was formerly known as ""Sullivan."" The town of Phelps is named after one of the original proprietors. The community was incorporated in 1855."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of rent in kind into the barns and storehouses of the lord of the manor. This official had the Anglo-Norman French title grainger, Old French grangier, from Late Latin granicarius, a derivative of granica ‘granary’ (see Grange ).

French: from Old French grangier (see 1 above), an occupational name for an owner of a granary or a status name for a tenant farmer, a sharecropper.

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

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Story about Oliver Granger given by President Howard W. Hunter

From a talk given by President Howard W. Hunter, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Ensign magazine, April 1992, "No Less Serviceable" "Oliver Granger is the kind of quiet, supportive individual …

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