Olive Esther Niles

Brief Life History of Olive Esther

When Olive Esther Niles was born on 4 March 1891, in Michigan, United States, her father, Edwin Irving Niles, was 34 and her mother, Rosanna Derbyshire, was 32. She married Arthur E Lewis on 1 October 1912, in Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. She died on 30 August 1979, in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Houston Roach
1874–1964
Olive Esther Niles
1891–1979
Marriage: 1 June 1926
Edmond Stanley Roach
1927–1927
Evangeline May Roach
1928–1937
Emery Edwin Roach
1929–2010

Sources (13)

  • Olive Roach, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Olive E Niles, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Olive Roach, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Nile (see Neal ), with post-medieval excrescent -s.

German: possibly a variant of Neils . The surname Niles is very rare in Germany.

History: John Niles from England is known to have been in Dorchester, MA, as early as 1634, before putting down roots in Braintree, MA, where his grandson Samuel was a Congregational minister for many years.

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

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