Oliver Babb (1889 - 1976)

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Oliver Babb
1889 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Oliver Babb was born on April 1, 1889. He died in February 1976 at age 86. We know that Oliver Babb had been residing in Hartford, Sebastian County, Arkansas 72938.


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Oliver Babb died in February 1976 at 86 years of age. He was born on April 1, 1889. We are unaware of information about Oliver's family or relationships. We know that Oliver Babb had been residing in Hartford, Sebastian County, Arkansas 72938.
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In 1889, in the year that Oliver Babb was born, on March 31st, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. Because the elevators were not yet in operation, officials had to climb to the top of the tower - it took an hour. On May 15th, the Tower opened to the public - still without working elevators - but around 30,000 visitors still made the climb. The elevators went into operation on the 26th. The Tower wasn't considered aesthetically pleasing at the time but is now one of the most iconic structures in the world.

In 1895, he was merely 6 years old when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1908, Oliver was 19 years old when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1935, Oliver was 46 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1976, in the year of Oliver Babb's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Nov 5, 1927 - Oct 31, 1990
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Oct 12, 1930 - Jul 7, 2007
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May 29, 1929 - Feb 10, 2003
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James A Babb
Mar 2, 1932 - Apr 13, 1991
Jewel R Babb
Nov 7, 1913 - Mar 10, 1999
Oklahoma City, OK
Ethel E Babb
Oct 2, 1938 - Feb 15, 2007
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Inez M Babb
Dec 14, 1891 - Dec 2, 1990
Mildred E Babb
Jan 15, 1918 - May 1994
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Addie M Babb
May 24, 1925 - Dec 19, 2002
Mountain Pine, AR
Clara I Babb
Feb 13, 1905 - May 9, 1999
Donaldson, AR
Alma R Babb
May 21, 1908 - Oct 25, 2001
Denison, TX
Griffith Babb
Mar 27, 1879 - June 1969
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Bryan Babb
Jan 18, 1922 - Oct 25, 2005
El Paso, TX
Lloyd Babb
Nov 5, 1920 - Jan 29, 1988
Fresno, CA
Doris A Babb
May 21, 1914 - Dec 27, 2008
North Little Rock, AR
Daisy Babb
Nov 23, 1916 - October 1980
Seal Beach, California

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