3196     AMASA OATMAN

 

 

3196    AMASA8     (Norman7Darius6, Darius5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Norman and Polly (Wilson) Oatman, was born 7 March 1873 in Dereham, Oxford County, Ontario. 

 

He married, on 5 June 1901, in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, Nellie May Kitchen, who was born 2 August 1869 in Muskegon County, and died 13 May 1930. 

 

Nellie May's father was Aaron Kitchen (1844-1922), son of John and Amy Kitchen, and her  mother was Frances Louisa Shellman (1850-1927), daughter of Nicholas J. and Louisa (Updike) Shellman.  Nellie had the following brothers and sisters, all born in Muskegon County, Michigan: 

 

1)         James Emery Kitchen, b. 6 Feb 1872, d. 5 Feb 1947, m. Minnie Ferman; 

2)         Wilson Aaron Kitchen, b. 28 Apr 1874, d. 19 Oct 1934, m. Jennie Woodring;

3)         Lee Ray (twin), b. 1 Feb 1877, Blue Lake Twp., d. 20 Feb 1877

4)         Lenora May (twin), b. 1 Feb 1877, d. May 1877

5)         Ernest Kitchen, b. 19 Jul 1879, d. 2 Jul 1939, m. Maude Oatman, 11 May 1912, Muskegon, MI

6)         Jessica Armenta Kitchen, b. 13 May 1881, d. 1 Jan 1911 or 1 Jan 1912, m. Frank Franken

7)         Ima Maude Kitchen, b. 11 Aug 1884, d. 19 Jan 1963, bur. 22 Jan 1963 in Allegan County, Michigan, m. 1) Paul Karl Otto Haenke on 23 Dec 1901 and   2) Simon Peter Wuis on 17 Mar 1929, Chicago, Cook Co., IL

8)         Clara Isabella Kitchen, b. 9 Mar 1887, d. 25 Nov 1960, m. Sumner Johnson

9)         Anna Laura Kitchen (twin), b. 9 Jun 1890, d. 3 Nov 1971, m. Oscar Benson   on 2 Nov 1909

10)       William Alger Kitchen (twin), b. 9 Jun 1890, d. 21 Jul 1965, m. Belle Rice

11)       Ray Kitchen (twin), b. 1 May 1892, d. 7 May 1892

12)       May Kitchen (twin), b. 1 May 1892; d. 1 Aug 1892. 

 

No children have been found for Amasa and Nellie.

 

 

 

Sources:           Roma H. Hardy, Houston, TX

Tillsonburg Observer, 20 Mar 1873

Social Security Death Index

Cemetery records of Muskegon Co., MI (Muskegon Co. Gen. Soc., 1983)

Michigan Marriage Records <www.rootsweb.com/~mimuskegon/marriages5.html>

 

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