Olivette "Ollie" or "Olive" (Laufer) Miller, undated

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A formal photograph of Olivette "Ollie" or "Olive" (Laufer) Miller. She wears a heavy dark fur coat, the sleeves so long they cover her hands. Her hair is done up, a hat with two curling feathers perched on top. A wicker chair can be seen in the left bottom corner of the frame.

At the bottom of the photograph, the words "Werts" is printed, along with an address: "18 1/2 Clinton St., Iowa City, Iowa." In the bottom center, there is a logo that appears to be the letters "P", "D", and "W" stacked on top of each other.

Olivette Laufer was born to Herman and Matilda (Fischer) Laufer in Iowa City, Iowa in 1876. In the mid-1890s, she married William Miller. They had a daughter named Grace (Lovetinsky et al,. p. 115; Ancestry Library).

After William died in 1927, Olivette had a second marriage with a man named Walter J. Jones. They married on October 9, 1928 in Davenport, Iowa. She died in 1935 in her late fifties (Ancestry Library).

*Note: In the Ancestry Library, her maiden name is spelled a variety of ways, including Lanjer, Lanfer, and Sunfer, although her father is always listed as Herman Laufer. The book Lest We Forget also spells her name as Laufer.

Creator

P.D. Werts

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

Unknown

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Coverage

Iowa City, Iowa

Files

98.34.69(b).jpg

Citation

P.D. Werts, “Olivette "Ollie" or "Olive" (Laufer) Miller, undated,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed October 19, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/206.

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