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William OLIVER[1]

Male 1832 - 1914  (82 years)


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  • Name William OLIVER 
    Born 16 January 1832  Northamptonshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Alamo Twp.,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1880  Alamo,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 2 April 1914  Allegan Twp.,Allegan Co,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • DEATH: Aged 82y, 2m, 17d

      Notes sent to me by Stan Howland
      As for George…. Not sure. The letter written by Edward Oliver to Shirley Hamilton in 1954 states “Father was born either on the ocean or when they came to America. I rather think Grandfather died in England. There were three children, Charley, William, and George, and two girls that I know of.”

      This would certainly indicate that the George in the 1870 census was a brother. However, I have been unable to locate this George in any of the other census years – or at least where it made sense. The 1860 census is the problem that I have never been able to solve. I don’t know where William and Sophronia are.

      In 1860, in Kalamazoo, there is:

      William Oliver 24
      Ann 24
      George 11

      William’s age is three years off (based on 1870), and George is exact. However, where is Sophronia and Henry? And who is Ann? I don’t know if this is the same William – doesn’t look like it.

      William’s sister, Catherine, was born in NY so might assume that they moved from NY to Michigan. However, although I found some William’s, Ann’s, George’s, etc. in New York in 1860 and 1850, I can’t tie any of them.
    Person ID I1128  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 7 July 2005 

    Father OLIVER,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F551  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Rhoda Sophrona JOHNSON,   b. 28 June 1839, Alamo Twp. or Cooper Twp,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 June 1916, Allegan,Allegan Co,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1 January 1858  Cooper,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The marriage took place at the house of Foster Johnson in the presence of Olive Randal & Richard Oliver. Rev Peter Haynes performed the ceremony. [4]
    Children 
     1. Henry Foster OLIVER,   b. 5 December 1858, St. Louis,St. Louis Co.,MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1943, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Albert Earl OLIVER,   b. 18 October 1861, Cooper,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 January 1946, Plainwell,Allegan Co,,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Laura Anne OLIVER,   b. 25 December 1863, Cooper,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 April 1933, Cambridge,Washington Co.,ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Frank Richard OLIVER,   b. 17 June 1868, Alamo Twp.,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edward J. OLIVER,   b. 5 March 1871, Alamo Twp.,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 December 1958, Martin,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. John William OLIVER,   b. 5 April 1874, Alamo Twp.,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Marion B. OLIVER,   b. 24 November 1880, Alamo Twp.,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F512  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] OLIVER William Bible Record, M/F 0860202., MI Col., D.A.R. genealogical collection, Page 191.

    2. [S1292] 1870 US Federal Census - OLIVER William Family, (Alamo Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI , Page 25, Lines 3-10).

    3. [S343] 1880 US Federal Census - OLIVER William Family, Alamo, Kalamazoo Co., MI; Page 10D, Image 20 of 25 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S342] OLIVER William Bible Record, M/F 0860202.


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