Biography of William I. Oliver
Greene, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





W. I. Oliver, son of George and Bessie (Irvin) Oliver, was born in Roxboroughshire, Scotland, June 1, 1821; in the fall of 1834 he came to Genow, N. Y., landing at Mishawaka in the fall of 1836; this has been his home until a few years since, when he moved on the farm on which he now lives. His father died in 1837, at the age of 74 or 75 years, and his mother died in Lagrange county, this State, at the age of 85, in June, 1867. Mr. Oliver was married in October, 1842, to Lucinda D. Ford, daughter of John and Lois (Hammond) Ford, natives of New York, and they have 5 children, namely: Jennies born in September, 1844, now living in Mishawaka; Henry B., now in Kansas, was born in 1847; Bessie, born in 1857; Hattie, born in 1864, and Mollie in 1867. Mr. Oliver is a blacksmith by trade and swung his sledge hammer for many years in his shop at Mishawaka; he is now tilling one of the beautiful farms of Sumption's Prairie, on sec. 32. He received his education in Scotland. P. O., South Bend.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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