|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1823, Scotland|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1908|
Businessman. Founder of what would become the Oliver Chilled Plow Works. In 1901, South Bend Iron Works became Oliver Chilled Plow Works. His remains lie in the family Mausoleum.
James Oliver was born 28 Aug 1823 in Whithaugh, Castleton, Roxburghshire, Scotland.
He died 02 Mar 1908 in his home at 325 W. Washington Street, South Bend, Indiana, at the age of 84.
Burial: Oliver mausoleum, Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, Indiana
Birth Source: Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Castleton (Roxburghshire), Castleton Parish Registers, (Film, LDS Family History Center; Salt Lake City, Utah), Parish registers, 1749-1854.
Death Source 1.): George Ford, Attorney At Law. South Bend, Indiana., Final Settlement Report of James Oliver Estate -- St. Joseph County, Indiana, (St. Joseph Circuit Court February Term 1909.), Will Record No. 10, pages 224. 225 et. seg..
Death Source 2.): Northern Indiana Historical Society/Northern Indiana Center For History, Origins of the Oliver Family, The, (2001 copyright by NICH and NIHS), "Electronic," http://www.centerforhistory.org/james_oliver.html, James and his family moved into the new home at 325 W. Washington Street on December 10, 1882....This was the last place of residence. His wife died in the home in 1902 and he died there March 2, 1908. (bio by: Tom Kepshire)
Josephine Oliver Ford (1846 - 1914)*
St. Joseph County
Created by: Tom Kepshire
Record added: Nov 13, 2002
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