1473    CLARKE WALTER7     (Walter6Elias5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Walter and Martha Ann (Parker) Oatman, was born 3 November 1859, Jefferson County, New York, and died there 24 January 1901.


In 1880, Adams, New York, Clarke lived in the household of Herbert and Emma Loveland where he worked on their farm. 


He married Ella Candace Greene, and they farmed at Adams Center, New York.  Ella was received in 1885 at the Honeyville Baptist Church.  They moved to Watertown about 1891, where he was employed in Greene & Underhill’s grocery store. 


Clark’s obituary from Watertown, New York, January 24, 1901, states that Clark died suddenly at his home in the rear of No. 6½ Munson Street; his death certificate named the cause of his death as “smallpox; contributing cause, heart disease.”


            Both are buried in the State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery at Adams Center.



Children of Clarke Walter and Ella (Greene) Oatman:


3504    Floyd Walter, b. 3 Aug 1884, Honeyville, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 27 Dec 1962, Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY; m. Maude Hawley Hartwick, 5 Aug 1911, Watertown, NY


3505    Earl E., b. 17 Jul 1888, Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 4 Jul 1966, Boston, MA; m. Mary Lena Cook, 12 May 1908, Watertown, NY; bur. N. Watertown Cemetery


3506    Robert; bur. N. Watertown Cemetery.  Robert was said to be “of the Hawaiian Islands” in 1926.




Sources:           Obituaries of Floyd W. Oatman and Earl E. Oatman

1880 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY

Donald E. Oatman, Carthage, NY

Church records, Adams/Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY

                        Obituary of Clark Oatman, 13 Jan 1901, Watertown, NY

Obituary of Mrs. Martha A. Oatman, 22 September 1926 


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