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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Olen Preston Still
Thelma Davis

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Parents and Siblings

    Albert Preston Still


    Lula M Wilburn




    Troy Esley Still



    Herschel Howard Still


    Hubert Frank Still


    Floy L Still


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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.

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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