Olean Thrower

4 July 1924–9 September 1988 (Age 64)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Olean

When Olean Thrower was born on 4 July 1924, her father, Henry Lee Thrower, was 23 and her mother, Carrie Mae Parker, was 23. She married Dayton Earl Myrick on 3 July 1943, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Crenshaw, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 12 Greenville, Butler, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 9 September 1988, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, Butler, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dayton Earl Myrick
Olean Thrower
Marriage: 3 July 1943
Ronald O'Neil Myrick

Spouse and Children

    Dayton Earl Myrick



3 July 1943
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States


    Ronald O'Neil Myrick


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Lee Thrower





World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): occupational name for someone who made silk thread from raw silk, from an agent derivative of Middle English thrōw(en) (Old English þrāwan ‘to twist’). From the 13th century the verb began to be used in its modern sense, including throwing clay in pottery, and so in some cases the surname may have originated as an occupational name for a potter.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Thrower in household of Henry Thrower, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olean Thrower in household of Henry Thrower, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olene Thrower in entry for Donald R Myrick and Donna Hicks, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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