1528    ORLIN7 (Lyman 6Eliakim5, George4, George3,John 2, Johannes1), son of Lyman and Lucy (Stoddard) Oatman, was born in 1839 in Montville, Ohio, and died 17 March 1915 in Medina, Medina County, Ohio.  He married, 19 July 1856, probably in Mansfield, Ohio, Emily, daughter of Henry (1811-1865) and Mary (Harman) Lemon (1812-1865); she was born 24 October 1838 and died 23 May 1923 in Medina. 


Orlin was born just outside of Medina, in Montville, and grew up in Medina, where he lived all of his adult life.  He was in the meat and hardware business, and owned Oatman Hardware in Medina.  His wife, Emily, was a sister of Simeon Oatman's wife Mary Floretta "Flora" Lemon (#1532).  Emily and Flora's parents were both born in England and married there on 4 November 1830 in the Parish of Brighthelmston, County Sussex.  At the time of their marriage, Henry was a marble cutter.  Their first child, Charlotte (Lemon) Harry (called Aunt Shat by her relatives in Medina) was born in England.  After her birth, the Lemons came to this country and settled in Mansfield, Ohio.  Emily was their second child. 


Both Orlin and Emily are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, Ohio, in the Oatman plot.


The Lemon family Bible is in the possession of Barbara Hawthorne, as is the marriage certificate of Henry and Mary Lemon.


In addition to the following, Orlin and Emily also had four other children, none of whom survived:  1) Willie, their firstborn, who died at the age of 12; 2) a baby born between Arthur and Jessie;  3) Effie, born 2 May 1876, Medina, Ohio, and died at 22 months;  4) a baby boy born after Roy and lived 5 days. 


Children of Orlin and Emily (Lemon) Oatman:


3700    Arthur, b. 1862, Medina, Medina Co., OH; d. 1943; bur. Spring Grove Cem., Medina, OH, with both wives; m. 1) Harriet Wilder, 4 Nov 1883, in Berea, Cuyahoga Co., OH; she b. 1859; d. 1910; m. 2) Dorothy Asling, b. 1879; d. 1944.  No children.  Arthur was injured as a child, as evidenced by the following article:


"On Saturday June 15th, while Stow was raising his centre pole for the show [in] Medina, when the pole was elevated at about 45̊ it shied and fell upon Artie, son of O. Oatman, a boy about five years old, breaking his thigh and otherwise injuring him. 


"The boy was taken to his residence and cared for by three physicians.


"This sad accident should be a warning to Mr. Stow & Co., and all others under like circumstances to keep boys at a proper distance, especially at the time of raising their centre pole, as it is im- possible for parents to always have an eye on their boys in time of shows. 


"Oatman has sued the Stow's for $1,500 damages in the Court of common pleas."  (28 June 1867)


3701    Jessie, b. 13 Mar 1872, Medina, Medina Co., OH; d. 7 Mar 1952, NJ; bur. with husband in Spring Grove Cem., Medina, OH; m. Ira Edwin Sprankle, 31 Jul 1895, Medina, OH.  He b. 1871, d. 24 Mar 1934; secretary of Public Utilities Commission for the State of Ohio.  Children, surname Sprankle:

A         Ruth, b. 26 Mar 1896, Medina, OH; d. 2 Oct 1976, San Diego, CA;  m. 1) William Aldrew Dougherty; he b. 23 Nov 1895, Mound City, IL; d. 30 May 1976, Columbus, OH; a corporation lawyer.  2) William White, 2 Sep 1948, he b. 3 Feb 1897, Midland Park, NJ, d. 6 Apr 1967, Cleveland, OH; he was a railroad president.  They (Ruth and William) are buried in Elmsford, NY.  Children, surname Dougherty:


  I         Barbara Louise, b. 7 Jun 1922, Cleveland, OH; m. 1) Rowland T. Berthoff, 1945; div;  2) Eugene Edmonds Hawthorne, 9 Jun 1950, Casper, WY (he b. 24 Oct 1921, Anson, TX; d. 9 Jan 1994 at age 72, Dallas, TX; he was a computer calibrator); div.  Barbara is a piano teacher in Hanover, NH.  Children, surname Hawthorne:


a          William Drayton, b. 1951, Casper, WY; computer programmer with Atlantic-Richfield, Dallas, TX.  Unm. 


b          Julie Ruth, b. 1953, Colorado Springs, CO.  She received her B.S. and Master's degrees at Berkeley and in 1981 was working as a psychiatric social worker in California State Hospital, Napa, CA.  Unm.


 II        Ruth, b. 3 Nov 1926, Cleveland, OH; m. George Chaffee Stoddard, Jr., 13 Jul 1946, New York City, NY; he b. 1 Aug 1925, Los Angeles, CA.  She an executive secretary at Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Hanover, NH, retired; he a hospital administrator at same hospital.  Living Hanover, NH, 1981. Children, surname Stoddard:


a          Sally Ann, b. 1949, Hanover, NH; m. Charles Whitney Collier, Jun 1971; he in Development Dept., Brown University, Providence, RI.  Living in Barrington, RI, 1981.  Children, surname Collier:


  I         Charles Whitney, Jr., b. 1976, Hanover, NH


 ii         Benjamin Chaffee, b. 1978, Methuen, MA


b          Kenneth Robert, b. 1951, Hanover, NH; attended Univ of New Mexico at Albuquerque; m. Dec 1982, Sherri Zatt of Los Angeles, CA.  Children, both b. Albuquerque, NM, surname Stoddard:


  I         Molly Elizabeth, b. 1984


 ii         Zachary Evan, b. 1986


c          Susan Barbara, b. 1952, Hanover, NH; m. William Durant, Jr., in Jun 1976; she a speech therapist, Lebanon, NH; he in construction; living in Cornish, NH.  Children, surname Durant:


  I         Edmund Stoddard, b. 1981, Hanover, NH


 ii         Lydia Rose, b. 1983, Hanover, NH


iii         Mary Ann, b. 1987, Hanover, NH


d          Martha Jo, b. 1955, Hanover, NH; m. May 1986 Jacob Holmes, Hanover, NH; lived in Irvington, NY; later moved to Boulder, CO.  Children, surname Holmes:


  I         Joshua Stoddard, b. 1994, Boulder, CO


B         Dane Oatman (Sprankle), Col. in U. S. Army Reserve; b. 22 Jan 1907, Lancaster, OH; d. 3 Oct 1984; m. Virginia Wayman (she b. 11 Mar 1908, Dubois, PA).  Living in Washington, DC, 1981.  Dane bur. in Arlington National Cemetery.  Children, surname Sprankle:


  I         Patricia, b. 1933, Columbus, OH; m. William W. Marsh, owner of Braun's Fine Caterers, Washington, DC; lived in Potomac, MD.  Children, surname Marsh:


a          William, b. 1958, Norfolk, VA


b          Christopher, b. 1962, Washington, DC


 II        Kenyon, b. 1939, Columbus, OH; m. Mary Millard (she b. 1940, Freehold, NJ); he a computer programmer in Princeton, NJ.  Living in Freehold, NJ, 1981.  Children, surname Sprankle:


a          Kenyon, Jr., b. 1968, Washington, DC


b          Peter, b. 1972, Freehold, NJ


3702    Roy Bean, b. 1879, Medina, Medina Co., OH; d. 1919; bur. with wife in Spring Grove Cem., Medina, OH; m. Katherine Jessie Stow (she b. 1878, Medina, OH, and d. 1928)




Sources:           Research by Barbara Hawthorne

Family records of Virginia Sprankle, Ruth Stoddard, Jack Robin Vetter,

Dean Lloyd Oatman

Genealogies compiled by Marcella Fisher


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