Oliver H. Everett
Oliver H. Everett was born in New York City on May 20, 1916 to Francis D. and Alice Lesher Everett. He had one sister Marion and two brothers Lawrence and Francis. In Rye his family lived on Grace Church Street and were members of Christ's Church.
Oliver was a graduate of Harvard University. He married Gwendolen Shethar on June 28, 1940 at Christ's Church In Rye. They would have four children during their marriage.
Oliver served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served from March 9, 1942 to November 30, 1945.
Rye Boys In Armed Services Acknowledge Christmas Packages
Dear Friends: I have just received the Christmas box. You have no idea what a surprise it was and how very welcome. I am ashamed to say that I could not wait until December 25th. I just couldnt hold off. The cookies, candy and popcorn all disappeared in a terrible hurry when I passed them around to the crew. They all swear they are going to settle in Rye as they never heard of a town being so good to the men in the service. Thank you and a Merry Christmas to all.
OLIVER H. EVERETT, San Juan, Puerto Rico
PAGE TWO THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, December 11, 1942
His main duty in the war was in the South Pacific near the Solomon Islands as a lieutenant aboard PC-1128, a patrol craft and submarine chaser.
He received a written commendation from his commanding officer, Captain Ralph McKinnie, for, at great risk, helping to repair the ship after a collision with another ship during a Typhoon on January 19, 1944 near Port Noumea, New Caledonia
After the war Oliver remained in the Naval Reserve until September 1, 1955 when he was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Commander.
Oliver was a member of the New York Stock Exchange for 30 years He was associated with DeCoppet & Doremus for two years was a floor partner for Prescott Merrill Turben & Co and was a limited partner of Thomas F Fagan & Co.
Oliver Hurd Everett 56, of Londonderry VT, died Monday April 2,1973 at the United Hospital in Rye
At the time of his death, survivors included his widow the former Gwendolen Shethar, two sons Oliver Shethar Everett of Watertown Conn and Nicholas Shethar Everett a student at Harvard, two daughters Mrs Charles M Perkins Jr of Lloyd Neck NY and Mrs Darwin W Health Jr of Parkville Md , his father Francis Dewey Everett of New York City, two brothers Francis Dewey Everett of New York City and Laurence Lesher Everett of Loudonville a sister Mrs Peter R Gallagher of Atherton Calif and six grandchildren