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Rev. James Clarence Olden, Sr.

Male 1884 - Abt 1954


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  • Title  Rev. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  02 May 1884  Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  abt. Dec 1954 
    Person ID  I33  Nashville
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2008 

    Father  George D. Olden,   b. 1845, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth "Lizzie" J. Merry,   b. abt. 1856, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 May 1878  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

    Family  Sylvia Alice Ward,   b. 24 Sep 1889, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 May 1913  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Family moved to Washington D.C. circa 1921. [3]
    Children 
     1. J.C. Olden, Jr.
    >2. Sylvia Olden,   b. 29 Jun 1917, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 2004, Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. George Elliott Olden,   b. 13 Nov 1920, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1975, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  8 Dec 2007 
    Family ID  F11  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ship: Majestic
    Ship: Majestic
    Ship that James Clarence Olden and wife Sylvia Ward Olden sailed on in 1925 during a trip back from Southhampton.

    Documents
    NY Passenger Record: James & Sylvia Ward Olden
    NY Passenger Record: James & Sylvia Ward Olden
    Manifesto from SouthHampton and arriving in port in New York 5 Oct 1925 on the ship Majestic.

  • Notes 
    • SSN: 436-16-9649 - issued in Louisiana.
    • Was a minister to Plymouth Congregational Church. [3]
    • In 1933 deserted his family to devote himself completely to the civil rights movement. [3]
    • Listed as a member of the Middle Class from Topeka, Kansas in the Fisk 1898 catalog. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S11] New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index, 1831-1925, (Ancestry.com).
      Volume 35, pg. 469

    3. [S14] Georg Olden Biography, (Answers.com), http://www.answers.com/topic/georg-olden..

    4. [S18] Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Fisk University, Nashville TN 1897-1898, (http://books.google.com/books?id=tfE2AAAAMAAJ), 60.