1529    SIMEON7     (Lyman6Eliakim5, George4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Lyman and Lucy (Stoddard) Oatman, was born 11 December 1842 in Montville, Ohio, and died 19 December 1929 in Medina, Medina County, Ohio. 


He married Mary Floretta (Flora), daughter of Henry (1811-1865) and Mary (Harman) Lemon (1812-1865), on 5 August 1868 in Medina.  Flora was born 29 May 1848 in Mansfield, Ohio, and died 1 February 1929 in Medina. Both Simeon and Flora are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, Ohio.


Simeon grew up in Medina and continued to live there except for a 14-year period between 1880 and 1894 when he and his family lived in Berea, Ohio.  He was in the meat business. 


During the Civil War, Simeon was a corporal in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.), 42nd Regiment.  He was engaged in the fighting for three years, part of the time in Louisiana.  He kept a diary of the time he spent there.  His daughter Lillian died at age 28 after which her two young children, Natalia and Marcella, went to live with Simeon and Flora.



Children of Simeon and Mary Floretta (Lemon) Oatman:


3705    Lillian, d. at age 28; m. William H. Fisher.  Children, surname Fisher:


A         Natalia, b. 1893/94; d. ca 1970, San Antonio, TX.  Unmarried.


B         Marcella, b. 22 Jan 1895 (Social Security gives her birth date as 8 Mar 1895), Medina, OH; d. 20 Mar 1976, Georgetown, TX.  Unmarried.


3706    Albert B., m. Alice Bentley, who d. 10 Nov 1928.  Children, surname Oatman:


A         Wilbur B., b. 19 Jul 1895, Medina, OH; d. Jun 1971, Fort Myers Beach, FL; m. Mary Schwartz, who d. 30 Jul 1980 at Fort Myers Beach.  Children, surname Oatman:


  I         Carol, m. 1)       Kraniss;  2) Gerald Traxler;  3) William George.  She lived at North Fort Myers, FL.  Children:


a          Laura Lee (Kraniss)


b          Leighton (George), m. May 1980, Faith      .


 II        Betsy, m. Arthur Stocks.  Children, surname Stocks:


a          Susan


b          Scott


c          Sandra


III        Norma, m. John A. Condella.  Children, surname Condella:


a          Cherri, d. Dec 1994


b          Sallie


Sources:           Research by Barbara Hawthorne; Carol Oatman George, Fort Myers, FL

Genealogy compiled by Marcella Fisher

Medina records found by Evelyn Thomas

Social Security Death Index


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