John Dollard Oliver

1 March 1880–11 November 1964 (Age 84)
Polk, Texas, United States

The Life of John Dollard

When John Dollard Oliver was born on 1 March 1880, in Polk, Texas, United States, his father, Matthew Franklin Oliver, was 36 and his mother, Mary Jane Nicholas, was 36. He married Addie Richards on 2 September 1906, in Polk, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Polk, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 11 November 1964, in Springfield, Polk, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Segno, Polk, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Dollard Oliver
Addie Richards
Marriage: 2 September 1906
Hilliard Oliver
Dalton Herman Oliver

Spouse and Children

2 September 1906
Polk, Texas, United States


    Hilliard Oliver


    Dalton Herman Oliver


Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Franklin Oliver


    Mary Jane Nicholas




    Laura Larissa Oliver



    Johnny Oliver


    Mary Jane Oliver


    Martha Emily Emma Oliver


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Oliver, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John D Oliver in household of Mathew F Oliver, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John D Oliver in entry for Hillard Watts Oliver, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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