Olive May Duncan

2 September 1895–9 October 1978 (Age 83)
Crittenden, Grant, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Olive May

When Olive May Duncan was born on 2 September 1895, in Crittenden, Grant, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jesse Perry Duncan, was 36 and her mother, Sarah A. Thurmond, was 36. She married Charles Larkin Tolin on 5 April 1911, in Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States. She died on 9 October 1978, in Lincoln, Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Pacific View Memorial Gardens, Lincoln City, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

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Charles Larkin Tolin
Olive May Duncan
Marriage: 5 April 1911

Spouse and Children

    Charles Larkin Tolin



5 April 1911
Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Perry Duncan


    Sarah A. Thurmond




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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 3

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Powerful chieftain

Sources (3)

  • Olive Tolina in household of Charles Tolina, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Olive Tolin in household of Charles Tolin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olive Duncan in entry for Charles Lemmer, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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