Oliver, Henry William – Obituary

Henry Oliver Dies At Milton Home

Henry William Oliver, 85, a former school teacher and Seventh Day Adventist minister in Wallowa County, passed away Monday, Feb., 23: at his home in Milton following a long illness. He had resided in Milton for about ten years and had lived in Oregon since 1884. Mr. Oliver was born near Memphis, Tenn., on Aug. 10, 1863.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Adventist church in Milton and burial was in the College Place cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Oliver at the home; two sons, J. Paul Oliver of Portland and Frank G. Oliver of Boise, Idaho; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Henderson of New Plymouth, Idaho; two brothers, B.B. Oliver of College Place and A.V. Oliver of Rickreal, Ore., and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Winston of Monmouth. Fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive him.

Mr. Oliver came to Wallowa County on March 15, 1884. He taught in country schools in the county for several terms and was always active in public affairs. During his residence here he studied law, tuned pianos and was a practicing optometrist. He was an active member of the Wallowa County Ministerial association and was frequently called upon to preach and conduct funerals. He is credited with helping to found Walla Walla College and many of the noble shade trees on the campus there were placed by him.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 4, 1948, Front Page
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Gary Jaensch



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