Ronald Oliphant

4 October 1884–20 June 1968 (Age 83)
London, Middlesex, England

The Life Summary of Ronald

Ronald Oliphant was born on 4 October 1884, in London, Middlesex, England as the son of Henry R Oliphant and Annie Allerdyce. He married Charlotte or Lottie Winkert on 7 September 1929, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. He lived in Richmond, Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 20 June 1968, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cypress, Orange, California, United States.

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Ronald Oliphant
Charlotte or Lottie Winkert
Marriage: 7 September 1929

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 7
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 22
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, French, and German: from Middle English, Old French, Middle High German olifant ‘elephant’ (medieval Latin olifantus, from classical Latin elephantus, Greek elephas, genitive elephantos). The circumstances in which this word was applied as a surname are not clear. It may have been a nickname for a large, lumbering individual, or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in ivory, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of an elephant.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Ronald Oliphant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ronald Francis Oliphant, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Ronald Oliphant, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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