Ennis Carew
Oliphant 


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The Genealogy of
Ennis C. Oliphant 

Duncan Oliphant (1673-1734)
& Mary Garrison

The earliest documented Oliphant ancestor in North America was Duncan Oliphant. Duncan was originally from Scotland, but there is no known record of who his Scottish parents were.
DNA studies of descendants now suggest he was related to the Oliphants of Kellie, in Scotland. Sometime in the 17th century, Duncan departed from Scotland. He eventually arrived on Staten Island, in the Dutch Coloney of New Amsterdam (now NY City).
Records show he eventually left Staten Island with a group of other families for the Colony of East Jersey. He settled on a farm in Amwell, East Jersey, where he and his wife, Mary Garrison, had a family of seven children. Duncan Oliphant died August 7, 1734.

James Oliphant (1724-1816)
& Jane Wortman (1722-1820)

James Oliphant, son of Duncan & Mary (Garrison) Oliphant, was born in New Jersey. He inherited part of his father's farm in Amwell, NJ., but sold it and moved to Northampton County, PA. He married Jane Wortman, and they had four children, including Peter Wortman Oliphant (1762-1846). Sometime in the 1790s, James and Jane Oliphant, with their son, Peter Wortman Oliphant, departed from their family home in eastern Pennsylvania (possibly due to the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic). The family migrated to eastern New York State, settling in the Ballston area, in what is now Saratoga County. James and Jane are buried in the Ballston Spa Cemetery.


 

Jane & James Oliphant
Headstones
 Ballston Spa Cemetery

DIED - At Ballston, on the 17th last. Mr. JAMES OLIPHANT, the Father of Duncan Oliphant, at the advanced age of 91 years, leaving a Wife in her 94th year, with whom he lived the uncommonly long period of 69 years. He was a native of New Jersey, had long led a religious life, and died, there is reason to hope, the death of the righteous. His disorder was the palsy, with which he lay speechless, for two weeks.
(Unidentified source: 1816)


Peter W. Oliphant (1762-1846)
& Elizabeth Scofield (1768-1826)

Peter Wortman Oliphant, son of James & Jane (Wortman) Oliphant, was born in Pennsylvania, but went to eastern New York State with his parents. His parents remained in Saratoga County, NY, but Peter W. Oliphant, and his wife, Elizabeth (Scofield) Oliphant, moved to Herkimer County, NY. The 1810 U.S. Census shows the family living in Herkimer county, including their son, Peter Scofield Oliphant (1805-1902). Their eldest son left New York State about 1806, and migrated to what is now the Province of Ontario, Canada. At some point between 1810 and the beginning of the War of 1812, Peter Wortman Oliphant and Betsy (Scofield) Oliphant also migrated to Ontario, with the rest of their children. The family settled in the Clarkson area (which is now part of Mississauga, Ontario).
The gravesites for Peter Wortman Oliphant and his wife, Elizabeth (Scofield) Oliphant are located in the oldest section of Springcreek Cemetery, in the tiny Village of  Clarkson (which is now part of Mississauga), in the Province of Ontario, Canada, along with many of their children, grandchildren, and other relatives.


Peter & Elizabeth Oliphant
Headstone
Springcreek Cemetery

 

Peter Wortman Oliphant

Birth:  Sep. 12, 1762
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Aug. 27, 1846
Port Credit
Ontario, Canada

 Family links:
 
 Parents:
  James Oliphant
(1724 - 1816)

  Jane Wortman Oliphant
(1722 - 1820)

 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Scofield Oliphant
(1768 - 1826)


Peter S. Oliphant (1805-1902)
& Anna A. Pierce (1828-1917)

Peter Scofield Oliphant

Peter Scofield Oliphant was born on October 9, 1805, in Herkimer County, New York, a son of Peter Wortman and Elizabeth (Scofield) Oliphant. His parents took him to Canada sometime between 1810 and the start of the War of 1812. Peter was raised in what is now Mississauga, Ontario, just west of the City of Toronto. Peter Scofield Oliphant and his brother, Hiram W. Oliphant, purchased property in the new village of Lockport, on the Erie Canal, in 1827. They soon sold their properties, with Hiram moving to Monroe County, NY, and with Peter S. Oliphant moving to Cambria, in Niagara County, NY. Peter S. Oliphant and his son, Silas M. Oliphant, owned farms on the Ridge Road (Route 104) on the southwest corner with Baer Road.
Peter S. Oliphant was married a total of three times. His third wife was Anna Augusta Pierce (1829-1917), a grand-daughter of Gad Pierce II of Niagara Falls, NY.
Peter Scofield Oliphant and Anna Augusta (Pierce) Oliphant married November 30, 1859. Peter and Anna had two children: Robert Edward Lee Oliphant (1865-1947) and Cora May Oliphant (1869-1920).


Anna Augusta (Pierce) Oliphant
Third wife of Peter S. Oliphant
Mother of
Robert Edward Lee Oliphant
&
Cora May Oliphant

Cora M. & R. E. Lee Oliphant


R.E. Lee Oliphant (1865-1947)
& Rena C. Martin (1872-1956)


Robert Edward Lee Oliphant
(known by most people as "Lee")

Rena C. Martin

Rena was married to
John E. Webster
prior to her marriage to
R. E. Lee Oliphant

Rena later married:
Mike Moore
Herbert Smith
George Herbert Stover


Robert Edward Lee Olipant and Rena C. (Martin) Oliphant had a  son: Ennis Carew Oliphant, born June 25, 1904. A family story states they may have had at least one other child who was stillborn or died in infancy, although there is no known documentation of this.


Ennis C. Oliphant (1904-1969)
& Margaret Heywang (1902-2000)

Ennis Carew Oliphant
(25 JUN 1904 - 21 JUL 1969)
Photo taken December 1958

Ennis Carew Oliphant
Married
Margaret Heywang
May 30, 1923

Margaret Heywang
and
Ennis Carew Oliphant
(probably early 1920s)

Ennis & Margaret Oliphant
in their home in
Coolidge Beach, Wilson, NY
(1969)


Ennis C. Oliphant and Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant had six children:

Marjorie Marie Oliphant
Betty Jane Oliphant
Dorothy Ruth Oliphant
Charles Lee Oliphant
Helen Lorraine Oliphant
James Ennis Oliphant


Margaret Heywang

 

Margaret Heywang

 

 

L-R:
Ruth (Dorey) Heywang
(wife of Carl)
Carl F. Heywang
Margaret Heywang
Maria Elizabeth (Fink) Heywang
(wife of Charles)
Louise M. Heywang
Charles Heywang
1920

Heywang Family

Margaret HEYWANG was born July 30, 1902 in Niagara Falls, N.Y.,  and was a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (FINK) HEYWANG. The HEYWANG family lived at 2402 Ontario Avenue in a house that was built for Charles HEYWANG.  When Margaret married Ennis Carew OLIPHANT on May 30, 1923, the newlyweds lived upstairs. The HEYWANG family also included Margaret’s older brother, Carl and her younger sister, Louise. Another brother, Walter, died in 1896. Margaret’s paternal grandfather, John HEYWANG, Jr., was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region on the French-German border.  He was the only son of John HEYWANG, Sr. and he had 12 sisters. John, Jr. sailed to America in 1852 at the age of 30. He was married to Louise CORMAN. They lived in Manhattan, New York City, and later moved to Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y.  An 1869 New York City Directory, lists him as: Heywang John J., butcher, at 122 Prince, residing at 124 Prince. John and Louise (CORMAN) HEYWANG had children in New York City, and one of their sons, Charles married Elizabeth FINK, daughter of Konrad & Margaret (WALTER) FINK of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Standing L-R:
Maria Elizabeth (Fink) Heywang
Margaret Heywang
Ruth (Dorey) Heywang
Sitting L-R:
Unknown
(Probably Louise Heywang on Right)

1920


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Ennis C. Oliphant's
Family


Ennis C. Oliphant
&
Margaret Heywang
Oliphant

Their Younger Years

 

Ennis Oliphant in School

Group Photo of Grades 1-4
Wilson School, Wilson, NY
1914
First Row, on Left:
Ennis Oliphant
(close-up below)
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Ennis C. Oliphant
&
his mother,
Rena C. (Martin) Oliphant

Ennis Oliphant
and his mother
Rena C. (Martin) Oliphant
1926
(Majorie Oliphant? in doorway) 

L-R:
probably: Betty Oliphant
probably: R.E. Lee Oliphant
Ennis C. Oliphant
probably: Marjorie Oliphant


Margaret Heywang
& Ennis Oliphant

Bernard 'Barney' Seefeldt,
Helen L. Oliphant, Jim E. Oliphant,
and Ennis C. Oliphant


3653 Dickersonville Road
Oliphant Family Farm
Ransomville,
Town of Porter, NY

Leon C. Martin & Ennis C. Oliphant
(Leon & Ennis were cousins)

Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant
& Jennie B. (Scott) Martin
 (Jennie was the wife of Leon)

Ennis C. & Margaret Oliphant
on chairlift at
Banff, Alberta, Canada
August 1962

Margaret & Ennis Oliphant
Christmas
Dickersonville Road Home
1953

Jim Oliphant & Helen Oliphant
1953


Ennis C. Oliphant
fishing in
Bracebridge, ON, Canada

 


Ennis C. & Margaret
Oliphant
in
St. Petersburg, Florida
1964

Ennis & Margaret lived in a Trailor Home in St. Petersburg, Florida for a brief period of time in the mid-1960s.

Ennis wrestling with an alligator

Ennis & Margaret Oliphant
outside their
St. Petersburg, Florida home

Busch Gardens
Tampa, Florida
Steve Goodman, Doug Goodman,
Grandmother: Margaret Oliphant
April 1964

Ennis C. Oliphant
Clearwater, Florida

 

STREETCAR
Niagara Falls, NY


Ennis C. Oliphant
Niagara Falls, NY
Streetcar

Ennis Carew Oliphant operated a streetcar in Niagara Falls, NY. He also worked for the Great Gorge Route and drove a City Bus.

Ennis Oliphant
Chairman of the
organizing Committee
of the
Transport Workers Union
of America
Local 162



Family History

Marjorie (Oliphant) Eodice stated her father,  Ennis C. Oliphant, collected tolls for the Great Gorge Route Railway, employed at a location at the "Honeymoon Bridge". She recalled her father taking her for a ride on the Great Gorge Route when she was about 5 years of age (about 1928).
Marjorie also states her father later operated a streetcar from Niagara Falls to LaSalle at Buffalo & Cayuga Avenues, driving a bus on the same route after the strretcar ceased operation.
Ennis Oliphant was employed by the IRC (the International Railway Company), whick owned the  bridge when he was employed as a toll collector, and owned the strreetcars and busses he operated in Niagara Falls.
After he stopped driving the City Bus, Ennis was employed at Bell Aircraft, in Niagara Falls, as a fireman. His daughters, Marjorie and Betty Oliphant also worked at Bell Aircraft during World War II. Betty worked "on the line".


Bell Aircraft
Niagara Falls, NY

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After working at Bell Aircraft in Niagara Falls, Ennis Oliphant worked at Fort Niagara, in Youngstown, NY, where he was also employed as a fireman.


FORT NIAGARA

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Old Fort Niagara


Great Gorge Route 1895-1935



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1900 Edison Film: Great Gorge Railway

Niagara Falls and Gorge Railroad

 

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The Upper Steel Arch Bridge or the Honeymoon Bridge. Colourised photograph of the Honeymoon Bridge from the Canadian side. The 1929 Art Deco, Niagara United Office Building appears in the background in Niagara Falls New York State. Many cars are lined along the wooden topped bridge and on the near side (the south side) to have a view of the Niagara Falls. The feet of the arch bridge are barely above the water line. A red-shingle-roof building is in the extreme fore-ground and to the left of the creator. The trestling of the steel is noticeable, as is the swooping braces at the beginning before the main arch of the structure.

Upper Arch Bridge
AKA: "Honeymoon Bridge"
AKA: "Falls View Bridge"

The Upper Steel Arch Bridge, also known as the Falls View Bridge and Honeymoon Bridge, opened to traffic on June 23, 1897, and with a span of 840 feet, it became the longest such structure in the world. The completed bridge was one floor, and had double tracks for electric trolleys, as well as room for carriages and pedestrians. The Upper Steel Arch Bridge was a beautiful and graceful structure which offered a spectacular view of the Falls.
The abutments of the bridge were so close to the water that they had to be constantly protected from the ice which jammed in the river every year. In January, 1938, an ice jam caused by a combination of thin ice on Lake Erie, a 5-day thaw and 3 days of high winds spelled the end of the Upper Steel Arch Bridge. Nearly 100 feet of ice twisted the steel frame of the bridge, and as it creaked and groaned, spectators knew that it would be only a matter of time before the bridge collapsed. At about 4:10 p.m. on January 27, 1938, a movement of ice on the American side pushed the bridge off of its abutment. With a huge roar, it collapsed into the gorge, forming a twisted steel "W" on the ice below. The wreckage of the bridge was cut into six sections which remained for the duration of the winter, until the ice bridge began to break-up. On April 12, 1938, the pieces of the once-grand bridge began to sink, one by one, the last one disappearing from view at 4:00 p.m.

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1938 Niagara Bridge Collapse

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Children of
Ennis Carew Oliphant
&
Margaret (Heywang)
Oliphant





Back Row L-R:
Harold Denny
Bernard 'Barney' Seefeldt
Malcolm 'Bose' Goodman

Middle Rows L-R:
Helen (Oliphant) Denny
Betty (Oliphant) Goodman
Barbara 'Barb' (McAvoy) Oliphant
Sandillo 'Bondy' Eodice
Elizabeth 'Betsy' (Ross) Oliphant
Marjorie 'Marge' (Oliphant) Eodice
Dorothy 'Dot' (Oliphant) Seefeldt

Front Row L-R:
James 'Jim' Oliphant
Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant
Charles 'Chuck' Oliphant

Back Row L-R:
Charles 'Chuck' Oliphant
James 'Jim' Oliphant

Front Row L-R:
Marjorie 'Marge' (Oliphant) Eodice
Dorothy 'Dot' (Oliphant) Seefeldt
Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant
Helen (Oliphant) Denny
Betty (Oliphant) Goodman


Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant
&
Ennis C. Oliphant
with daughters
Marjorie & Betty Oliphant


Marjorie M. (Oliphant)
Eodice
with husband
Sandillo 'Bondy' Eodice
and sons
John & Gary Eodice

'Bondy', Gary, John, Marge Eodice


Ennis C. & Margaret
Oliphant
with daughter
Betty J. Oliphant

Ennis C. Oliphant,
Betty J. (Goodman) Oliphant
& Margaret Oliphant

Wedding of
Betty J. Oliphant
&
Malcolm E. 'Bose' Goodman
19 OCT 1946


 

Ennis C. & Margaret
Oliphant
with daughter
Helen L. Oliphant

Ennis C. Oliphant,
Helen L. (Oliphant) Denny,
& Margaret Oliphant

Wedding of
Helen L. Oliphant
&
Harold C. Denny
24 OCT 1953

 

 

 

Margaret Oliphant
& son, James E. Oliphant

 

 

 

 



US & NEW YORK STATE CENSUS RECORDS
1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1940


1905 New York State Census
Main Street, Village of Pekin
Town of Lewiston, Niagara County, NY

(Note: In addition to the US Census every 10 years, New York State did Census Reports other years)

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NAME  RELATION
to Head of
Household
Color S
E
X
Age Nativity  Citizen  Occupation 
Oliphant,
Robert L. 
Head W M 39  US Cit.  Butcher 
Oliphant,
Rena C. 
Wife  W 32  US  Cit.  Housewife 
Oliphant,
Ennis C. 
Son  W M 11m  US  Cit.
Webster,
Bessie M. 
Step-Daughter W 12 US Cit.  at School (81/2)
Webster,
Mabel L. 
Step-Daughter W F 10 US Cit.  at School (81/2)

Bessie M. Webster & Mabel L. Webster are daughters of Rena C.
from a previous marriage (25 DEC 1888)
to John Eighme Webster (1869-1898)
Rena C. Webster married Robert E. Lee Oliphant about 1898


1910 United States Census
Saunders Settlement Road
Town of Cambria, Niagara County, NY

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NAME  RELATION
to Head of
Household 
S
E
C Age Mar. Children
Born 
Children
Living 

Birthplace
 
Father Birthplace  Mother Birthplace
Oliphant,
E. Lee
Head M W 44 M1      NY     
Oliphant,
Rena C. 
Wife W 38 M2  4 NY  Canada Canada
Oliphant,
Ennis C. 
Son M W 5     NY  Canada  Canada 

The 1910 Census lists Robert Edward Lee Oliphant as "E. Lee" Oliphant.
The Census also indicates that this was Lee Oliphant's first marriage
and this was Rena C. Oliphant's 2nd Marriage
(Rena was previously married to John E. Webster).
This Census also indicates that Rena had given birth to 6 children,
but only 4 were still living.

Rena (Martin) Webster / Rena (Martin) Oliphant
had given birth to 6 children:
Marriage of Rena C. Martin & John Eighme Webster:
(Married 25 DEC 1888)
Children:
1. Ethel G. Webster (1890-1969)
2. Bessie M. Webster (1893-1969)
3. Mabel Loraine Webster (1895-1938)
Marriage of Rena C. Webster & Robert Edward Lee Oliphant:
(Married: about 1898)
1. Ennis Carew Oliphant (1904-1969)
Note: For "Mother had how many children", "5" was originally given as the number of births, but changed to "6"
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Family stories state that Rena & Lee Oliphant had at least one other infant, who was stillborn or died soon after birth, and was buried on the family farm. There is no known record of this birth.
Ennis C. Oliphant
(1904-1969) was their only surviving child.
Rena had three surviving children by her first husband, John E. Webster:
Ethel G. Webster (1890-1969),
Bessie M. Webster
(1893-1969),
Mabel L. Webster
(1897-1969).
There is no known record of who the other child was, or who the father of that child was.


1915 New York State Census
Town of Wilson, Niagara County, NY

(Actual 1925 Census image is available on Ancestry.com with paid subscripton)

Robert Edward Lee Oliphant Ennis Carew Oliphant
Name: Edward L Oliphant
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1915
Event Place: Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1866
Years in United States: 49
House Number: Prad
Page: 16
Line Number: 46
Name: Ennist Oliphant
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1915
Event Place: Wilson, Niagara, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1905
Years in United States: 10
House Number: Prad
Page: 16
Line Number: 47

Note: Robert Edward Lee Oliphant and his son, Ennis Carew Oliphant were living by themselves in Wilson, NY in 1925.

Ennis was living for a while on a farm near Molyneaux Corners on Ridge Road.


1920 United States Census
Ontario Avenue, Niagara Falls
Town of Niagara, Niagara County, NY

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NAME RELATION
To Head of
Household
    S
E
X
C Age S*       Attends
School
Able to
Read?
Able to
Write?
Place
of
Birth
Oliphant,
E. L.
Boarder     M W 50 S         Yes Yes NY
Oliphant,
E. C.
Boarder     M W 16 S       Yes Yes Yes NY

*"S" indicates marital status: "Single"
R. E. Lee Oliphant was now divorced from Rena C. Oliphant.

E. L. Oliphant was Robert Edward Lee Oliphant
E. C. Oliphant was Ennis Carew Oliphant (son of "Lee" Oliphant)
The Oliphants were 'Boarders' in the home of John & Henrietta Jewell
on Ontario Avenue, in the City of Niagara Falls, NY.
(Note: 16 y.o. Ennis Oliphant lived on Ontario Avenue, the same street as his future wife, Margaret Heywang. This is probably where they first met.)


1925 New York State Census
2402 Ontario Avenue, Niagara Falls
Town of Niagara, Niagara County, NY

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Ennis Carew Oliphant Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant
Name: Olephant
Also Known As Name:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1925
Event Place: Niagara Falls Ward 13,
A.D. 02, E.D. 02, Niagara, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Nationality: United States
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1904
Years in United States:
House Number: 2402
Page: 30
Line Number: 21
Name: Margarett Olephant
Also Known As Name:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1925
Event Place: Niagara Falls Ward 13,
A.D. 02, E.D. 02, Niagara, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Nationality: United States
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1903
Years in United States:
House Number: 2402
Page: 30
Line Number: 22
Marjorie Marie Oliphant Betty Jane Oliphant
Name: Marjorie Olephant
Also Known As Name:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1925
Event Place: Niagara Falls Ward 13,
A.D. 02, E.D. 02, Niagara, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Nationality: United States
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1924
Years in United States:
House Number: 2402
Page: 30
Line Number: 23
Name: Betty Olephant
Also Known As Name:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1925
Event Place: Niagara Falls Ward 13, A.D. 02, E.D. 02, Niagara, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 0
Nationality: United States
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Grandaughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1925
Years in United States:
House Number: 2402
Page: 30
Line Number: 24

Ennis C. & Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant & their two daughters, lived in the home of Margaret's parents: Carl Charles Heywang & Maria Elizabeth (Fink) Heywang, at 2402 Ontario Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY.


1930 United States Census
603 79th Street, Niagara Falls
Town of Niagara, Niagara County, NY

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House
Street
Number
 
    NAME  RELATION
To Head of
Household
Own
or
Rent
 
Home
Value 
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Ennis
Head  5500  No  25  18  No  Yes  NY 
      Oliphant,
Margaret
Wife          26  18  No  Yes  NY 
      Oliphant,
Marjorie
Dau.            Yes    NY 
      Oliphant,
Betty
Dau.            Yes    NY 
      Oliphant,
Dorothy )
Dau.            No    NY 
      Oliphant,
Charles 
Son            No    NY 
      Heywang,
Elizabeth 
Mother
-in-Law 
        57  Wd.  21  No  Yes  NY 
 

The 1930 US Cenus indicates the family of Ennis & Margaret Oliphant had move out of Margaret's parents home on Ontario Avenue, into a home at 603 79th Street in Niagara Falls, NY. Margaret's mother, Elizabeth, was living with them. Margaret's father, Charles Heywang, had died in 1926. Ennis & Margaret had 4 children at this time (Helen Oliphant & James Oliphant were not yet born).
The Census indicates they owned the home, valued at $5,500. It also indicates they owned a "Radio set". The "age when first married" is incorrect for Ennis & Margaret (he was 20 & she was 22). Elizabeth Heywang probably provided the Cenus information while Ennis & Margaret were at work, and didn't know the correct ages.

603 79th St, Niagara Falls, NY is a single family home that contains 1,360 sq ft and was built in 1905. It contains 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

603 79th Street, Niagara Falls, NY

Property / Lot Details Lot Information Primary Lot Number:
4 Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 6,408
Lot Depth Ft.: 133
Front Property Width: 48
Property Information Property Legal Description:
TM 448 BL T LOT S PT 1 60 REAR
Total number of Stories: 2
Total Sq. Ft. of All Structures: 1,360 Total Sq. Ft. of All
Structures Description:
Living Area Total Finished Sq. Ft. of All Buildings on Property: 1,360
Ground Floor Sq. Ft.: 960
Addition's Sq. Ft.: 800
# of Structures on Property: 1


 
See street views of 603 79th Street, Niagara Falls, NY.
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1931 City of Niagara Falls Directory

The 1931 City of Niagara Falls Directory shows E. Lee Oliphant residing in the home of Ennis C. (Margaret) Oliphant at 801 92nd Street. The Directory also indicates Ennis was a "opr I Ry Co" (operator: International Railway Company).

International Railway Co logo.gif
International Railway Company
Reporting mark IRC
Locale Buffalo and Niagara Frontier
Dates of operation 1902–1950
Successor Niagara Frontier Transit System
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification 600v DC
Headquarters Buffalo, New York

801 92nd Street, Niagara Falls, NY

801 92nd St, Niagara Falls, NY is a single family home that contains 1,030 sq ft and was built in 1929. It contains 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Note: 801 92nd St. was located in the Love Canal area of Niagara Falls, NY.

    

801 92nd Street, Niagara Falls, NY

Love Canal
is a neighborhood within Niagara Falls, New York. It is the site of a pollution disaster that extensively affected the health of hundreds of its residents, necessitating a Superfund cleanup operation.

Photo: 1979


House Fire at the Home of Robert Edward Lee Oliphant
at
801 92nd Street
March 28, 1935


1940 United States Census
3653 Dickersonville Road, Ransomville
Town of Porter, Niagara County, NY

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Ennis
Head   M W 35 M N 8   NY     NF
      Oliphant,
Margaret
Wife   F W 36 M N H4   NY     NF
      Oliphant,
Marjorie
Dau.   F W 16 S Y H1   NY     NF
      Oliphant,
Betty
Dau.   F W 15 S Y H1   NY     NF
      Oliphant,
Dorothy
Dau.   F W 13 S Y 7   NY     NF
      Oliphant,
Charles
Son   M W 12 S Y 3   NY     NF
      Oliphant,
Helen
Dau.   F W 4 S N 0   NY     NF

The 1940 Census includes Ennis, Margaret and 5 of their children, living on a farm in the Town of Porter, that they own and is valued at $2,500.
This Census includes information about the Highest Grade Level Completed in school. Ennis completed the 8th Grade, Margaret had 4 years of High School.
Marjorie and Betty completed 1 year of High School, Dorothy completed the 7th Grade, and Charles completed 3rd Grade. Helen was not yet in School. James was not born until 1943, so he does not appear on this Census.
This Census also shows that the Last place of Residence for all family members was Niagara Falls.




3653 Dickersonville Road, Town of Porter, Niagara County, NY

Year Built 1905
House Style 8 - Old style
Total SQFT 876





MARRIAGEMARRIAGE
of
Ennis Carew Oliphant
&
Margaret Heywang
Wedding: 31 MAY 1923

Niagara Falls Gazette: 5 JUN 1923: Page 8



MARRIAGE RECORD:
Ennis Oliphant & Margaret Heywang
License: 29 MAY 1923

Name:                                                 Ennis Oliphant
Titles and Terms:
Event Type:                                         Marriage
Event Date:                                         29 May 1923
Event Place:                                         Niagara, New York, United States
Event Place (Original):
Gender:                                               Male
Age:                                                    20
Marital Status:
Race:
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated):                         1903 (Actual DOB: 25 JUN 1904)
Father's Name:                                     Lee Oliphant
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name:                                    Rena Webster
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Name:                                   Margaret Heywang
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Gender:                                 Female
Spouse's Age:                                      20 (Actual age: 22)
Spouse's Race (Original):
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated):           1903 (Actual DOB: 30 JUL 1902)
Spouse's Father's Name:                       Charles Heywang
Spouse's Father's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Mother's Name:                      Elizabeth Fink
Spouse's Mother's Titles and Terms:
Reference ID:
GS Film Number:                                 000897562
Digital Folder Number:                         004541190
Image Number:                                   00281

Citing this Record:
"New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ9F-LNC : 24 January 2016), Ennis Oliphant and Margaret Heywang, 29 May 1923; citing county clerk’s office, Niagara, New York, United States; FHL microfilm 897,562.

Image of actual Marriage License (click on image for larger size)

 

Marriage License has the following information:

Ennis Oliphant:
Residence: 936 Cleveland Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY
Occupation: Driver

Margaret Heywang:
Residence: 2402 Ontario Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY
Occupation: Clerk

(Note Error: Margaret Heywang was 22 years of age, not 20)


Last Run for Niagara Falls Street Car
& First Run For Pine Avenue Bus
Driven by Ennis Oliphant
22 AUG 1937

Ennis C. Olipant and his Streetcar in Downtown Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Falls Gazette: 23 AUG 1937: Front Page


Ennis Oliphant
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
of the
Transport Worker's Union of America
Local 162

Niagara Falls Gazette: 5 JAN 1939: Page 20


Obituary: Ennis C. Oliphant

Niagara Falls Gazette: 22 JUL 1969: Page 10
(Note Errors: "Malcom" should be "Malcolm" / "Denney" should be "Denny")

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: 22 JUL 1969 & 23 JUL 1969: Page 29
(Note Error: ""Eodich" should be "Eodice")


Burial in
North Ridge Cemetery
Niagara County, NY

Name: Ennis C . Oliphant
Birth Date: 1904
Death Date: 1969
Cemetery: North Ridge Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: North Ridge, Niagara County, New York, USA