Born: April 24, 1879, Norris City, Illinois.
Died: March 20, 1960, Delta, Colorado.
Buried: Delta Cemetery, Delta, Colorado.
French was the son of William Gaff Oliver and Sarah Ann Vineyard, and husband of Caroline Williams.
A Presbyterian minister and evangelist, he was living in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1908. By 1920, he was in Los Angeles, California.