November 24, 1800, Beverly, Massachusetts.
August 12, 1885, Salem, Massachusetts.
Broad Street Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts.
Oliver attended the Boston Latin School, Phillips Andover Academy, Harvard University, and Dartmouth (graduated 1818). He was a church organist for 36 years, and taught school for 24. He also served as mayor of Salem and Lawrence, Massachusetts, Adjutant General of Massachusetts, and as Massachusetts State Treasurer (1861–65). He received an honorary music degree from Harvard in 1862, and from Dartmouth in 1883. His works include: