Benjamin Frank Oliver

9 April 1874–28 August 1954 (Age 80)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Frank

When Benjamin Frank Oliver was born on 9 April 1874, in Georgia, United States, his father, Daniel Marion Oliver, was 41 and his mother, Emily Catherine Waller, was 27. He lived in Van Buren Township, Union, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Union Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 August 1954, in Union, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Union, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Marion Oliver
Emily Catherine Waller
Sallie Victoria Oliver
Mary Susan "Susie" Oliver
Lela E. Oliver
Benjamin Frank Oliver
Emma Leoda OLIVER
Lucy Oliver
Mattie May Oliver

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Marion Oliver


    Emily Catherine Waller




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 19

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Benjamin F Oliver in household of Mary S Slaughter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Oliver in household of Dan M Oliver, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ben F Oliver in household of John G Hogg, "United States Census, 1900"

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