OLIVER, G W - Calhoun County, Arkansas | G W OLIVER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

G W OLIVER

Means (Hampton) Cemetery
Calhoun County,
Arkansas

July 11, 1851 - July 20, 1927

G. W. Oliver, farmer of Polk Township, is a native of Arkansas, being born in Dallas Township, this county, in 1851. His parents, Jeptha and Elizabeth (McCants) Oliver, had a family of thirteen children, our subject being the sixth. They were natives of Alabama, and came to Arkansas in 1846, settling in Dallas County (now Calhoun) on the farm on which he now resides. Our subject was reared on a farm, and attended the common schools, but owing to the outbreak of the war obtained only the rudiments of an education. At the age of twenty years, in February, 1872, he was married to Miss Katie Miears, daughter of J. H. Miears, an early settler and pioneer in this county. In 1873 his father gave him a farm of eighty acres, to which he has since added 160 acres, 100 of which are under cultivation, most of which he has cleared and improved himself. He does a general farming, but devotes considerable attention to raising cotton and corn, averaging about one half bale of cotton to the acre. He is also somewhat engaged in stock raising. His farm is one of the best in Polk Township. In 1872 he erected his neat and substantial residence, and has fair improvements. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver were born nine children, viz: J. Harvey, Mary Elizabeth, Robert Lee, Martha Bell, Charles Gaston, Hattie Bradford, William Henry, Bettie Miears and John Franklin. The family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas - Goodspeed Publishing Company - 1890)

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Record #: 115324

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Submitted: 12/2/08 • Approved: 10/6/14 • Last Updated: 10/22/15 • R115324-G0-S3

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