|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1865|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1951|
Mr. Frank L. Oliphant was born at Buena Vista, Indiana, son of William L. and Susan (Bowen) Oliphant. William L. Oliphant was a farmer in Monroe County. The grandfather, Thomas Oliphant, was born in North Carolina and was brought to Indiana by his father and family about 1820. Frank L. Oliphant is one of six children.
He grew up on a farm and attended school in Monroe County. After completing his education in the Central Normal College at Danville, Indiana, he spent fourteen years in educational work, leaving that in the manner above noted to join his brother and Mr. Riddle in the Vincennes Bridge Company.
During his long residence at Vincennes he has been a constructive factor not only in business and industry, but in civic affairs. Since 1907 he has been a director of the American National Bank. He is a former president of the Vincennes Board of Education and a director of the Chamber of Commerce, is affiliated with Vincennes Lodge No.1, A. F. and A. M., and is a Knight Templar Mason and Shriner. He is a member of the Harmony Society, the First Christian Church, and has been a generous benefactor of the Vincennes Y. M. C. A. Politically he grew up a Democrat, but has shown a tendency to vote for the man best fitted for office. During the World war, in addition to his heavy duties in supervising the operation of his plant under Government supervision, he was a leader in the Liberty Loan drives.
Mr. Oliphant's first wife was Mahala Elma Martindale, who died in 1898, leaving one son, J. Earl.. His second wife was Hattie Martindale, sister of the first Mrs. Oliphant. She died in 1918, mother of one daughter, Leona Kathleen. Subsequently Mr. Oliphant married Estelle Griggs.
His son, J. Earl Oliphant, is another Vincennes business man. He is treasurer of the Vincennes Bridge Company and is treasurer and general manager of the Standard Coal Company; which is one of the most successful cooperative mining organizations in Knox County, Indiana. J. Earl Oliphant is married and has four children, named Elma, Frank, Julian and Elizabeth.
Leona Kathleen Oliphant, Mr. Oliphant's only daughter, is the wife of Hugh Q. Stevens. Mr. Stevens is a graduate of the University of Florida, is a World war veteran, and is now secretary of the Vincennes Bridge Company. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens have two children, Stewart Oliphant Stevens and Elise Stevens.
William Lucien Oliphant (1840 - 1932)
Susan Bowen Oliphant (1844 - 1933)
Elma Martindale Oliphant (1863 - 1898)
Harriett M Martindale Oliphant (1870 - 1920)
Estelle G Griggs Oliphant (1896 - 1977)
Julian Earl Oliphant (1885 - 1953)*
Leona Kathleen Oliphant Stevens (1902 - 1931)*
William Asbury Sare (1861 - 1941)**
Frank Lucian Oliphant (1865 - 1951)
Ada Ethel Cannon Oliphant Lamkin (1879 - 1970)*
Ida Ethel Oliphant/Bowers Becknell (1881 - 1973)*
Eva Roseln/Smith Oliphant Mood (1883 - 1969)*
Note: I am not 100% sure that he is buried here. If you know different Please let me know!
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Hoosier
Record added: May 16, 2013
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