Melvina A. Oliver

24 March 1895–17 October 1985 (Age 90)
Tyler, Texas, United States

The Life of Melvina A.

When Melvina A. Oliver was born on 24 March 1895, in Tyler, Texas, United States, her father, William Arnold Oliver, was 22 and her mother, Martha E. Levins, was 18. She married Irvin Lee Tucker on 17 April 1910, in Angelina, Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Taylor, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 17 October 1985, in Hardin, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Allison Cemetery, Tyler, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Irvin Lee Tucker
1885–1975
Melvina A. Oliver
1895–1985
Marriage: 17 April 1910

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 April 1910
Angelina, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 (2)

  • Melvina Oliver in household of Wiliam A Oliver, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Melvina Oliver, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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