Oscar William Harvey was born in Gravel Hill, Cleburne County, Arkansas on 13 December 1903. Sixth child of Charley William Harvey and Harriett Elizabeth Parker. In his early life Oscar had a band and they would perform at social evants,
saloons and honky-tonks which were considered cheap, disreputable, noisy nightclubs. After his wild days were over he became a Farmer, Church Deacon and Preacher of the Gospel. He trained his two oldest daughters, Bernadine and Udell, to sing
and he formed a Trio and they would sing at Church Socials and other Social events. In later years he owned a combination gas station and grocery store in Trumann, Arkansas and he was a skilled carpenter. He married Beatrice Adline Morris,
daughter of Joseph Morris and Carrie Jane Wall, in Judsonia, White County, Arkansas on 22 December 1928. Oscar and Beatrice had 11 children. Oscar died 22 September 1982 and Beatrice died 1 April 2002 and they are buried at Oakland Cemetery,
Jackson County, Arkansas.