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John R. "Jack" Oliver
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1862
Death: Apr. 30, 1950

The Observer, Monday 1 May 1950
La Grande, Oregon
Jack Oliver, 87, County Pioneer, Dies Sunday
Funeral arrangements for J. R. (Jack) Oliver, one of Union county's pioneers, have been set for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Snodgrass funeral home. Oliver will be buried in Union Cemetery. His death came at the age of 87 after a long illness. His wife preceded him in death in 1945. Oliver crossed the plains with his parents in an ox drawn wagon in 1864. He worked in the family sawmill for a number of years at Summerville and freighted supplies over the Blue mountains to Umatilla landing. He taught school in Grande Ronde valley for some time and was one of the early students at the University of Oregon. Oliver served as deputy clerk in the US land office during the Cleveland administration. He was county clerk for eight years prior to the start of his Union county abstract company in 1900. He continued this business for over 50 years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Crowley, La Grande; three brothers, Pery of Florence and Bert and Frank of Summerville; two grandchildren, Clifford Crowley and Winnifred Shultz of La Grande; and three great grandchildren.

Family links: 
  Hiram Wesley Oliver (1827 - 1908)
  Julia Ann McCaleb Oliver (1829 - 1874)
  Winnie Cordelia Blakeslee Oliver (1868 - 1945)*
  J. R. Oliver (1903 - 1903)*
  Elijah Warren Oliver (1857 - 1919)*
  Turner Oliver (1860 - 1924)*
  John R. Oliver (1862 - 1950)
  Charles W. Oliver (1869 - 1942)*
  Catherine Oliver Marvin (1871 - 1917)*
  H. Perry Oliver (1879 - 1963)**
  Frank H. Oliver (1883 - 1955)**
  Burt M. Oliver (1884 - 1962)**
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Union County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Edwyn J. Wilson
Record added: Dec 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23257116
John R. Jack Oliver
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John R. Jack Oliver
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