The Olver Family

A Family History

Elizabeth Grace Olver

Was born on January 26th 1860 in Berlin Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA.

On June 21st 1860 E Olver [7 months] was living with her parents James [33] a Farmer and E Olver [33] and sister SJ Olver [8] in  Berlin Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States.

On July 6th 1870 Elizabeth [10] was living with her parents James [42] a Farmer and Elizabeth [42] Keeping House and siblings Sarah [18], Amelia [6] and Cyrus [1] in Berlin Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States. Also with them were a Margaret Hicks [53] and an Asbery Hicks [14].

On 3rd day of June 1880 Elizabeth D [20] was living with her parents James A [52] a Farmer and Elizabeth [52] Keeping House and her brother Cyrus [11] in Berlin Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Elizabeth Grace married a Wallace J BARNES on September 24th 1884.

Wallace J BARNES - was born on August 16th 1861 in Beach Lake, Berlin Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States.

On June 18th 1900 Wallace J [38] a Lumber Mason and Elizabeth G [40] were living with their children Earl O [14], OLin J [12], Grace E [10], Marcia P [7], Anna M [5], Jennie M [4] and Harriet A [1] in Berlin, Wayne, Pensylvania, USA. Living with was an Annie M Saifried [28] a Servant.

On 26th and 27th April 1910 during the census Wallace J [48] a Proprietor of a Saw Mill and Elixabeth G [50] were living with their children Olin J [22], Grace [20], Marcia [17], Jennie [13], Hattie [11], Ruth [9] and Cyrus [6] in Berlin, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA. There was also a boarder William Gavitt [60] a Laborer.

On January 23rd and 24th during the census Wallace J [58] a Farmer and Elizabeth G [59] were living with their children Jennie L [23], Harriet A [21], Ruth [16] and Cyrus W [16] in Berlin, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA.

Elizabeth Grace died aged 76 years 1 month 7 days in Beach Lake, Berlin Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA on March 5th 1936. The cause of death was Chronic Myocarditis with a secondary cause of Arteriosclerosis. She was buried in the Beach Lake Cemetery on March 7th.

Obituary:

DEATH CLAIMS ELIZABETH G OLVER BARNES

About a hundred years aga John and Sarah Aunger Olver left theri home in England for a new one in America, and with their family settled in the neighborhood of what was then  Beech Pond. Of their fourteen children seven boys cleared and settled adjoining farms forming what was known as Olver settlement. On January 27, 1860, to one of these farm haouses came wee Elizabeth Grace, second daughter of James and Elizabeth Hicks Olver.

There she grew up, never really robust in health, but living a normal country life; learning the ways of housekeeping, loving the beauties of nature, now molthering a new lamb, now saving steps for her invalid mother or caring for her younger brother and sister.

After attending public school she attended A.M. Chesbrough academy, near Rochester, New York, later becoming a teacher in a one-room school near Beach Lake.

On September 24, 1884, she became the bride of Wallace J Barnes. Into this family were welcomed nine little boys and girls, bringing with them plenty of pleasure and perplexity. Often the mother was called away from her own family to care for the sick and dying, or to help untangle the troubles of worried neighbors who had learned that in her they could find helpful adv ice and sympathy.

Early in life Mrs Barnes, with her husband, beame intensely interested in religious, social and political work. They united the Beachlake Free Methodist church, of which she was a loyal member until her death. She took an active interest in public affairs and never feared to make her position clear on a moral question. Especially she loved the cause of Temperance and was fdor many years president of Wayne County W. C. T. U. She was a convincing, interesting speaker and was often called open to participate in public programs. Through all these busy years she maintained and evenly balanced interest between her home affairs and those outside, but always nearest her heart were her church and her family.

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On 17th April 1940 Wallace [78] was living with his daughter Jennie S [43] a Teacher in a High School in Berlin, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA.

Wallace J died at the age of 84 years in Beach Lake, Berlin Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA on November 24th 1945. He was buried in the Beach Lake Cemetery.

 

Family Connections

Parents:

James A Olver

Elizabeth B Hicks

Wallaces parents as yet uknown

Children:

Earl Owen

Olin J

Grace E

Marcia P

Anna M

Jennie L

Harriet A

Ruth

Cyrus W