Olive Bell McClain

23 August 1924–9 August 1996 (Age 72)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Olive Bell

When Olive Bell McClain was born on 23 August 1924, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Ezra Elbert McClain, was 32 and her mother, Bessie Jennie Belle Ray, was 32. She lived in Bixby, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Bixby Township, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 9 August 1996, in Lafourche Crossing, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Larose, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Elbert McClain
1892–1970
Bessie Jennie Belle Ray
1892–1979
Elector Vida McClain
1920–2012
Ozella Velma McClain
1921–2010
Olive Bell McClain
1924–1996
Billy Don McClain
1926–2007
Myrtle Lea McClain
1928–2020
Glen Goose McClain
1936–2009

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 17

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 19

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish or Irish McLean .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ollie B Mcclain in household of Ezra Mcclain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olive B Mcclain in household of A Ezra Mcclain, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ollie B Robinson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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