Alma Oliver is known only from the information on her gravestone, which tells us that she died in infancy, at the age of seven weeks, in March of 1881. No other information was found regarding Alma Oliver, or her parents (Russel 2012).
Grave Marker: The grave marker for Alma Oliver is a small tablet style monument. The maker bares text and an image on one face. The relief image of a bird or flower on a leafy stem is located in a circular depression above the text. All text is inscribed, except for “ALMA L.”, which is embossed. The marker is 18 x 9 x 2 inches in size. At the time of recordation, the marker was not set in the ground and was leaning against the base of the marker for Rev. Harvey. The original location of the marker for Alma is unknown.
Marker for Alma Oliver, showing face with relief image and text
Sketch showing placement and detail of image on marker for Alma Oliver
Text: ALMA L. DAU OF H.W. & N. Oliver DIED MAR 27 1881 Aged 7 W
Berry Family, Ash Grove, MO; Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum; Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State University