Olive (Ames-Mayo) Henry, sister of Mrs. Mary Dickinson

Updated: Jan 27, 2019


Olive Mae Ames was the daughter of Lydia (Mayo) and her first husband, Halloway Ames. Lydia divorced Ames and married Charles Decker. Her daughter, Olive, was raised by Lydia's parents, Oscar and Lycenia Mayo.


When Olive was 22 years old, she married 38 year old, Oscar E. Henry, a local farmer. They had a son named Robert D. Henry, born abt. 1924, presumably the boy shown in this photo.


When the 1930 census was taken, this family lived on the farm his parents owned in Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, and Robert was six years old. Therefore, it seems likely that this photo was taken in 1924 or 1925.

Oscar Henry died on May 8, 1957, at the age of 78, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Olive lived until 1979.


Here, Olive is sitting in between her son, Robert, and her half-sister, Delaphina "Mary" (Decker) Dickinson.


Delaphina Decker & Olive Ames, daughters of Lydia (Mayo)

Photos courtesy of James H. Dickinson, grandson of Mary (Decker) Dickinson. See the Decker page for more.


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