2750    EDWARD MERRICK8     (Halsey7Richard6, Isaac5, Samuel4, George3, John2, Johannes1), was adopted and reared by Halsey and Hannah (Rowe) Oatman.  He was born 2 June 1878 in Black River, New York, and died 9 June 1940 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.


He married Marian "Minnie" Jimeson (also seen as Jimerson) on 1 July 1898 at Adams, New York.  She was born in Adams on 4 November 1881, the daughter of James H. “Jimerson” and Mary O’Brien of Adams, New York.  She died on 1 September 1935.  Both are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Adams, New York


Edward spent his youth in Black River, New York, moving at the age of twelve to Adams Center, New York.  He lived there for thirty years and was employed with the New York Central Railroad as section foreman, per his obituary.  In the 1910 census, he was listed as superintendent of a milk station in Adams, New York.  He was a member of the Rising Sun Lodge, F&AM, Adams. 


Children of Edward Merrick and Minnie (Jimeson) Oatman:


5000    Mary, b. 4 Apr 1899; d. 1914


5001    Halsey E., b. 21 Mar 1900; m. Ethel Piper


5002    Olga L., b. 18 Jan 1902; m. Hiram Barnum; lived Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY


5003    Thelma, b. 31 Mar 1903; d. 1919


5004    Harold J., b. 27 Sep 1906; m. Louise Stokes; lived Adams Center, NY


5005    George, d. in infancy


5006    Gerald (twin), b. 21 May 1909; d. in infancy


5007    Austin D. (twin), b. 21 May 1909, Adams Center, NY; d. 3 Dec 1970, Watertown, NY; Unmarried.  Burial in Elmwood Cem., Adams, NY.  He was employed as a laborer in maintenance work.


5008    June E., b. 25 Mar 1910; d. 4 Oct 1993, Watertown, NY; m. 11 Mar 1947, in Watertown, NY, Fay G. Moore; he was a veteran of both world wars; they lived in Watertown, NY.  He d. 13 Jun 1969 in Watertown.  Children, surname Moore:


A         Ramona Jean


B         Mary Lucile, d. 1975


C         Harold


5009    Edward M., b. 15 May 1916; d. Apr 1978, Boston, MA; lived in Watertown, NY, in 1940.


Sources:           Family records;  Social Security Death Index;  Estate papers of Edward M. Oatman;  Obituary of June Moore, 4 Oct 1993;  1900 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY; 1910 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY;  Obituary of Austin D. Oatman, 19 Dec 1970; Obituary of Edward M. Oatman, 12 Jun 1940; Obituary of Mrs. E. M. Oatman, 4 Sep 1935



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