Olive Lena Coleman

5 November 1911–
Chipmans Corner, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Olive Lena

When Olive Lena Coleman was born on 5 November 1911, in Chipmans Corner, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Joseph Henry Coleman, was 39 and her mother, Annie Belle Green, was 37. She lived in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Coleman
1872–1959
Annie Belle Green
1874–1959
Earl Coleman
1893–
Lula Frances Coleman
1895–1995
Carl William Coleman
1896–1982
Effie Lena Coleman
1897–1898
Joseph Earl Coleman
1899–1899
Hugh Herbert Coleman
1899–1928
Kanith Coleman
1900–
Charles Melford Coleman
1902–1992
Naomi Lillian Coleman
1904–
Joseph Henry Coleman
1906–1979
George Clifford Coleman
1907–1998
Edward Archibald Coleman
1909–1909
Vera Florence Coleman
1910–1994
Olive Lena Coleman
1911–
Leroy Ronald Coleman
1913–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

    Earl Coleman

    Male1893–Male

    Female1895–1995Female

    Male1896–1982Male

    Effie Lena Coleman

    Female1897–1898Female

    Joseph Earl Coleman

    Male1899–1899Male

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 10

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 31

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Olive Colman in household of Earl H Metzler, "United States Census, 1930"

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