Olive May Belfield

8 May 1898–24 May 1980 (Age 82)
Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Olive May

When Olive May Belfield was born on 8 May 1898, in Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States, her father, Marshall James Belfield, was 31 and her mother, Grace Nellie Shortridge, was 18. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Clarence Elmore Tarbell. She lived in Salina, Saline, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 24 May 1980, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Elmore Tarbell
Olive May Belfield
Lucile Margurite Tarbell
Dorothy Irene Tarbell
Mildred I Tarbell
Clarence Menzo Tarbell

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 2
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
Age 8
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
Age 22
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester called Belfield, from the name of the Beal River + Old English feld ‘open country’. The river name is possibly from Old English bēogol ‘winding’.

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

Sources (12)

  • Olive Tarbell in household of C E Tarbell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clive M Belfield in entry for Norman S Chapman and Lucille M Robertson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Olive Bellfield, "Kansas State Census, 1905"

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