Historical records matching Vincent Oliver
About Vincent Oliver
The Oliver family moved from Utah to Los Angeles, Calif for work opportunities for Vince's father in the mid 1920's.
After Graduating High School in 1934 Vince joined the CCC or the Civilian Conservation Corps. Vince worked in the Western States building roads & trails. Times were tough and it was a way for him to help feed and cloth his Family. They earned $30 per month - with the requirement that $25 per month be sent home to their families. The CCC Camps were run by the Army but it was a civilian organization.
Vince was drafted into the Army in 1941 and was discharged in 1945 as a Staff Sargent. He served in the Islands of the South Pacific, Philippines, Okinawa, Alaska and Hawaii.
Vince received two purple hearts for being wounded in battle twice.
After leaving the army he went to work for General Petroleum in oil fields in Long Beach, re-drilling old wells also Sears, Roebuck and Co, repairing appliances.
Vince then went to work for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in 1948 and he was a Lineman and retired in 1976 at age 60. In 2009 has been retired 33 years.
In 1957 he married Dorothy Lace Hoag. They lived happily together 41 years until Dorothy’s death in 1998. They had no children. Vince & Dorothy were avid "Rock Hounds" and they loved to travel the States camping and gathering rocks & gems, loving life together.
Travels: Vince & Dorothy traveled to all 50 States including Plymouth Rock and an Alaskan cruise.
They also traveled internationally to:
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Ireland, Austria and England (6 times)
After Dorothy's death in 1998 Vince renewed a friendship with Kathryn Poehlman ( Vince & Kathryn's husband Nick worked together as Lineman for 30 years. Nick died in July 1994 ) Vince and Kathryn were best friends until her passing in September 2006.
Vincent Oliver's Timeline
October 11, 1916
Bountiful, UT, USA
Los Angeles, CA, United States
February 14, 2010
Seal Beach, CA, USA
February 17, 2010