Gaius E. Oatman (1447)
Gaius E.7 (Leonard6, Truman5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Leonard and Huldah (Barnard) Oatman, was born at Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York, 14 October 1856 and died there 21 January 1940. He is buried in Union Cemetery, Adams Center, New York.
He married: 1) 30 November 1887, Alfaretta Haven, who died 28 May 1919 at the age of 55 years; 2) 1 July 1921, Florence Puffer, who was born 13 August 1864.
The family resided at Adams Center, where Gaius was a farmer.
While his name has been variously given as both Gains and Gaius, his obituary and the cemetery records show it as Gaius.
Children of Gaius E. and 1) Alfaretta (Haven) Oatman
3500 Huldah, b. 26 Aug 1890, Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY; d. May 1985, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY; m. Robert A. Blair. Children, surname Blair:
A June, b. 15 Jun 1912
B Kent, b. 16 Jul 1914
3501 Ruth, b. 4 Dec 1892, Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY; m. Edward Taber. He was b. 29 Nov 1889, d. May 1976, Chicago, IL. He lived in Texas at one time, as that was the state where his Social Security card was issued. Children, surname Taber:
A Nettie O., b. 16 Apr 1914
B Delberta, b. 15 Jul 1916
C Gains (Gaius?), b. 12 Jul 1926
Sources: Family records
Article from newspaper in Adams Center, NY, January 1940 regarding Gaius Oatman's death
1890 Business Directory, Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY
Cemetery records, Adams Center, NY
Social Security Death Index
Obituary of Gaius E. Oatman
1900 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY