Corey Verstraeten Restored an Oliver 1755
Oliver Chilled Plow, Hart-Parr, and American Seeding Machine came together to form Oliver as one brand and began producing tractors that were widely sold both domestically and abroad.
Bordeaux was able to overcome Cromwell’s initial reservations about signing two defensive treaties between November 1655 and March 1657, which would become known as an alliance that operated until his death in September 1658. This article examines these diplomatic negotiations as they led up to and led directly into their operation.
Early Life and Education
Oliver Cromwell was born to Robert Cromwell and Elizabeth Steward in Huntingdon, a town near Cambridge. His father owned 10 acres in Huntingdon; while his uncle Thomas Cromwell served as one of Henry VIII’s ministers during his rule.
Cromwell was elected a Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in 1628; however, his political differences with fellow townsmen led to political friction and ultimately caused him to lose influence in the region. Soon afterwards he sold off most of his properties and relocated to St Ives where he worked as a tenant farmer.
Cromwell saw his fortunes improve dramatically in 1636 when he received a substantial inheritance from his maternal uncle – including land and rents in Ely. Using these assets to buy a large house there, and become one of its leading families.
Achievement and Honors
Corey Verstraeten can attest to the old saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” As a 2018 graduate from Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas he entered a restored Oliver 1755 into the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition and won grand champion. Additionally he had placed as finalist in two prior competitions with other tractors.
Oliver introduced their American Heritage Series of tractors in 1970 as demonstration units and are now highly collectible; some can fetch over 165 dollars today. Additionally, Oliver’s Better Farming for Better Living magazine from 1970 is highly desirable and features red-white-blue Olivers that can fetch well over 100 dollars today.
Oliver Cromwell was an immensely divisive figure during and after his lifetime. Beginning as cavalry commander for Sir Thomas Fairfax’s New Model Army during the English Civil War and contributing significantly in halting Royalist uprisings against him, Cromwell became both a major-general and politician over time.
Roger Wolcott, his father, immigrated from England aboard the Mary and John ship in 1630 and settled in Windsor, Connecticut where he raised fifteen children. Among others roles, he represented Connecticut at General Assembly meetings as a Representative Representative and served in militia during French and Indian War as Captain – some descendants even going on to become governors of their states! Roger also became Justice of Peace.