Olen Preston Still

7 February 1905–29 January 1989 (Age 84)
Walton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Olen Preston

When Olen Preston Still was born on 7 February 1905, in Walton, Georgia, United States, his father, Albert Preston Still, was 28 and his mother, Lula M Wilburn, was 18. He lived in District 246, Jackson, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 29 January 1989, in Barrow, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Statham, Barrow, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Olen Preston Still
1905–1989
Thelma Davis
1903–1993

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Preston Still

    Male1876–1956Male

    Lula M Wilburn

    Female1886–1941Female

siblings

(8)

    Troy Esley Still

    Male1903–1937Male

    Male1905–1989Male

    Herschel Howard Still

    Male1906–1983Male

    Hubert Frank Still

    Male1908–1989Male

    Floy L Still

    Female1912–1991Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 1

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1927

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, and German: nickname for a calm man, from Middle English, Middle High German stille ‘calm’, ‘still’. The German name may also have denoted a (deaf) mute, from the same word in the sense ‘silent’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fish trap in a river, from Middle English still, stell ‘fish trap’.3 German: habitational name from a place so named, in Alsace, near Strasbourg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olin Stills in household of Albert Stills, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Olin Still in household of Albert P Still, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Olen Preston Still, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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