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John Oliver, Jr.

Male 1855 - 1934  (78 years)


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  • Name John Oliver  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 7 Aug 1855  , Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1934  , Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 13 Jan 1934  Oakdale Cemetery, Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I94  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father John Oliver, Sr.,   b. Est 1834, , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Moffat,   b. Est 1834, , , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida Luella Gregory,   b. 8 Nov 1859, , Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1935, , Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1881  , , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • According to Dianne Nestor Jone, a descendant of this couple, as reported 9 May 2006, "The bible I have was a gift from John Oliver to Ida Louella Gregory, purchased July 4, 1876." No inscription was present, listing their date of marriage.
    Children 
     1. Bessie Oliver,   b. 5 Jun 1883, , Hunlock, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1946, , Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Moore Oliver,   b. 5 Sep 1885, , Hunlock, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1978, , Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Fannie Oliver,   b. 21 Nov 1888, , Hunlock, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1962, 1701 North George Mason Drive, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     4. George Gregory Oliver,   b. 10 Jun 1893, , Sweet Valley, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1950, , Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A search of the 1855 birth records for the burough of Manhattan failed to locate a birth record for John Oliver, Jr. No other NY boroughs kept records for this time period.
    • (Research):Oakdale Cem is just off Roaring Brook Rd in Hunlock Twp.

      "I remember my father telling us that his grandfather had been abandon by his father in a tavern somewhere and that the gregory's took him in and raised him. I checked with my mother and she confirmed this. That is about all I can remember."
      Marghie Nestor Howard, 3 May 2006

      "Mom couldn't remember much more but I remember my father telling us that when his grandfather was abandon that he had some kind of Catholic medal attached to his clothes."
      Marghie Nesrot Howard, 10 May 2006


      "They [The John Oliver family] attended the Methodist church in Oakdale which is still in use. A resident of Oakdale named Elinor Whitesell checked all the records she could find last summer and found nothing. She is a friend of my niece and I think she did a good search.

      I have been told that Grandmother was a devout Methodist and when Aunt Fannie married a Catholic she wasn't a "Happy Camper".

      Would you like to know where the Olivers went to grade school and continued on to higher education? The grade school at Oakdale had grades 1 thru 5. I went there in the early thirties and its still there today but was converted into a home. I have some pictures of it when I went there that I can send you if you would like them."

      Paul Oliver, 5 May 2006

      In the 1930s there was one church, one school, one community hall and about 7 homes. I'm sure a few homes have been added. Just about every small community. the next area similar to this one was Roaring Brook. The school had 6, 7 and 8th grade. After 8th grade you attended an Academy and there was one in Sweet Valley known as Pleasant Hills Academy. College was in Bloomsburg Pa. which was known as Bloomsburg Normal and is now Bloomsburg University. I think Aunt Bessie, Aunt Mary and Aunty Fannie went there. My father went to a Business School in Wilkes Barre."

      Paul Oliver, 6 May 2006
    • (Medical):See attached sources. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S808] Vital: Pennsylvania Vital Records, 1906-Present, (Division of Vital Records, New Castle, Pennsylvania), certificate of death for John Oliver, registration district no. 40/21/84, registered no. 3, certificate 7536 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S487] Cemetery: Pennsylvania, Luzerne, Hunlock Township - Oakdale Cemetery, joint grave marker for John & Ida Luella Gregory, photographed by Linda Kozic, 21 Oct 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      OLIVER
      JOHN IDA LUELLA
      1855-1934 1859-1935

    3. [S808] Vital: Pennsylvania Vital Records, 1906-Present, (Division of Vital Records, New Castle, Pennsylvania), certificate of death for Ida Louella Oliver, registration district no. 40/13/01, registered no. 93, certificate 40101 (Reliability: 3).