Charlotte Oliphant

February 1887–1967 (Age 79)
New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Charlotte

When Charlotte Oliphant was born in February 1887, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Walter Henry Oliphant, was 31 and her mother, Mary Lippincott Fort, was 30. She had at least 2 daughters with Richard Barrington Eckman. She lived in Northampton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States in 1910 and Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1920. She died in 1967, in Mount Holly, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 80.

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Richard Barrington Eckman
Charlotte Oliphant
Nancy Fort Eckman
Mary Oliphant Eckman

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 3
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
Age 7
Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 21
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, French, and German: from Middle English, Old French, Middle High German olifant ‘elephant’ (medieval Latin olifantus, from classical Latin elephantus, Greek elephas, genitive elephantos). The circumstances in which this word was applied as a surname are not clear. It may have been a nickname for a large, lumbering individual, or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in ivory, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of an elephant.

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

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Sources (10)

  • Charolet Eckman in household of Richard Eckman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charlotte Oliphant in household of Walter H Oliphant, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Charlotte Oliphant in household of Mary F Oliphant, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"

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