John C. Oliver Illinois Sterling Standard June 3 1897 Page 7
THfeEF" YEARS OLD, tainc t hj- th« Rt!nr'« John C. OHvrr, of Pteiling, ty-three years old Snnday; and Sn honor ,of the event, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kline entertained at diffner Monday Mr. and Mm. Oliver, Mrs G. L. Kline and her son, George, also Mr. and Mrs. M, Fellows. Mr, Oliver Is wonderfully preserved for one of his age. His father, Stephen Oliver, was nearly ninety-seven years old at the time of his death. He.Stephen Oliver, entered the Revolutionary army at the age of fourteen, served seven years, fought at Brandywine, survived the massacre at Padll, shiver•ed at Valley Forge, and finally returned to his home near Harrisburg, Pa., without a scratch, John C. Oliver enlisted as a soldier in the Black Hawk war, and has had an eventful life. Mrs. Oliver Is .eighty years old. Her brother, M. Fellows, is eighty-seven, and Mrs. Fellows is seventy. Mrs. Oliver's parents emigrated from New Hampshire in 1834 and settled near Dixon, when that city consisted of a ferry and a few log cabins^' Mrs. Oliver's parents were Mr. ana Mrs. Stephen Fellows. . Mr. Fellows also enlisted in Black Hawk war.