Meet My Parents, Mr & Mrs. Olivant

My Parents Bea and Harold Olivant Taken in the Mid 1950’s Early in Thier Marriage (Prhoto Credit Jack Street) © 2011 W. G. Olivant , All Rights Reserved

Meet Bea and Harold Olivant, my parents to be early in their marriage and about a decade before I came along. This picture was given to me after my mother passed away this past year and has ment so much to me over the past few months. One always has a vision of their parents as the grown ups in your life. To see them as a young couple clearly in love was a side I had not seen before. Their marriage would last almost 45 years before my fathers passing. I so wish I had the opportunity to have seen them at that age and how I wonder the dreams that they had when the road of life held so much before them.


3 thoughts on “Meet My Parents, Mr & Mrs. Olivant

  1. Graham Parsons says:

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx My mother was an Olivant. I can trace the familly back to the middle 1800’s in the uk but one descendant did emigrate to apache in the early 1800’s and was a founder member of that community.He and his family were pioneers of photography, thet I do know. Would love to hear from any Olivants, as Mother said, we are all related Here’s hoping…………

    • Thanks for your comment. I think most of us trace the family in North America back to the early/mid 1800’s (the earliest document I have for my family is 1849). While the name with this spelling is unique, there was a Facebook group founded buy an Olivant in the UK that had over 100 members a few years ago but it seems to have passed. As the only child of an only child I have never met a related Olivant other than my father or grandfather. Again, thanks for dropping by and leaving a few words.

  2. Jared says:

    I have always had a interest in our family surname “Olivant” as my father (David Alan), his brother and sister where brought over from England by their Parents. My father was born in Stoke on Trent and his side of the family still in the UK. So strange I thought because I don’t know them, only met 2 aunts i think when i was really young and i can barely remember. As we are most probably the only Olivants in South Africa

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