3224    CHARLES SENECA BENJAMIN8     (Albert L.7Charles6, Darius5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Albert L. and Mary Frances (Hicks) Oatman, was born 31 March 1890 near South Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario, died 24 May 1956 in London, Middlesex County, Ontario, and was buried 26 May 1956 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in London. 


On 31 December 1908, Yarmouth, Ontario, he married Nellie M. Pearl Brown (picture), daughter of John Franklin and Eliza (Tubbs) Brown.  Pearl was born 26 January 1890 in North Norwich Township, Oxford County, died 25 October 1968 in Ingersoll, Oxford County, and was buried 28 October 1968 next to Charlie at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in London. 


Charlie was a farmer and was well known locally for the horseradish he made. 


Children of Charles Seneca Benjamin and Nellie M. Pearl (Brown) Oatman:


5847    Marie D., b. 15 Nov 1909, Cornell, Oxford Co., ON; bp. 1930, United Church, Ingersoll, Oxford Co.; d. Nov 1998, Woodstock, ON, at the age of 89; bur. with George; Marie's middle initial "D" was in honor of her great-grandmother, Dorliska H. Bunce, but she was given the simple initial rather than the unusual name.  She m. George Wilfred Murray, 13 Jun 1941, at Toronto United Church, ON.  George was b. 11 Apr 1908, Foldens Corners, West Oxford Co., ON; christened in the Presbyterian Church at Ingersoll, ON; d. 15 Oct 1976 in Ingersoll, and is buried in the Harris Street Cemetery in Ingersoll.  He was the son of William James Murray (b. in the U.S.) and Harriet M. Laing from Aberdeen, Scotland.  George was a farmer.  They had no children. 


5848    Charles Frank Bruce, b. 31 Mar 1913, Cornell, Oxford Co., ON; d. 9 Mar 1993, London, Middlesex Co., ON; m. Verean Mildred Abbott, 10 Jan 1935


5849    Harry Albert, b. 29 Dec 1914, Cornell, Oxford Co., ON; d. 14 Jan 1916; he is buried in the Springford Cemetery, Springford, ON.



Sources:           Family records and personal knowledge

Vital records of Oxford County, ON

                        Records of Springford Cemetery, Springford, ON

Gravestones of Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London, ON

Family Bible of J. Franklin and Eliza Brown

                        Tillsonburg News, 2 Dec 1998


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