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date: 18 August 2019

Oliver, Henry Williamlocked

(25 February 1840–08 February 1904)
  • Bruce E. Seely


Oliver, Henry William (25 February 1840–08 February 1904), ironmaster and businessman, was born in Dungannon, Ireland, the son of Henry W. Oliver, a harnessmaker, and Margaret Brown. His parents emigrated and settled in Pittsburgh in 1842. Henry—usually known as Harry—received a common school education and at age thirteen became a messenger at the National Telegraph Company, thanks to former schoolmate ...

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