William Hollie Oliver

15 August 1930–18 December 2009 (Age 79)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Hollie

When William Hollie Oliver was born on 15 August 1930, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Hollis Oliver, was 33 and his mother, Alene Gertrude Stamm, was 30. He married Diana Dee Earhart on 6 January 1950, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Mission Township, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 18 December 2009, in Ashland, Ashland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Shelby-Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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William Hollie Oliver
Diana Dee Earhart
Marriage: 6 January 1950

Spouse and Children

6 January 1950
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1933 · A Century of Progress World's Fair

Age 3

The city of Chicago was presented another chance to host a World's Fair. It was to commemorate the 100 years of the City's existence. 
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 21

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

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 (3)

  • William Hollis Oliver in household of Hollis A Oliver, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Hollie Oliver, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • William Hollie Oliver, "Find A Grave Index"

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