Leroy Sherman Oliver

26 October 1916–13 August 1969 (Age 52)
Itasca, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Leroy Sherman

Leroy Sherman Oliver was born on 26 October 1916, in Itasca, Hill, Texas, United States. He married Jessie Ruth Bradley on 8 June 1940, in Round Rock, Williamson, Texas, United States. He died on 13 August 1969, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Covington Cemetery, Robertson, Tennessee, United States.

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Leroy Sherman Oliver
Jessie Ruth Bradley
Marriage: 8 June 1940

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1940Round Rock, Williamson, Texas, United States
  • World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
    Age 13
    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
    Age 15
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    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 (4)

    • Leroy Sherman Oliver, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • Leroy S Oliver, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Leroy Sherman Oliver, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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