Oscar Lee Oliver

29 May 1892–13 September 1975 (Age 83)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Oscar Lee

When Oscar Lee Oliver was born on 29 May 1892, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Porter Oliver Jr, was 27 and his mother, Lula Kate Parham, was 24. He married Janie Jo Newberry on 28 June 1912, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Weakley, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 24, Weakley, Tennessee, United States in 1940. His occupation is listed as farmer in Weakley, Tennessee, United States. He died on 13 September 1975, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in West Union Cemetery, West Union, Weakley, Tennessee, United States.

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Oscar Lee Oliver
Janie Jo Newberry
Marriage: 28 June 1912
Rachel Oliver
Pauline Odell Oliver
Opal Josephine Oliver
Delma Lucille Oliver
Aaron D. Oliver PFC US Army WWII
Oran M. Oliver PFC US Army
Leoma Oliver

Spouse and Children

28 June 1912
Weakley, Tennessee, United States


    Rachel Oliver


    Pauline Odell Oliver


    Opal Josephine Oliver


    Delma Lucille Oliver


    Aaron D. Oliver PFC US Army WWII


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Lee Oliver, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lee Oliver in household of John Oliver, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lee Oliver in household of John Oliver, "United States Census, 1910"

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