3231 MELVIN WILLIAM OATMAN
3231 MELVIN WILLIAM8 (John7, Eli6, Darius5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of John and Jannette (Cooper) Oatman, was born 14 February 1895, and was raised primarily in South Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, later moving to Toronto. He married Garnett Aleatha Hazen, who died 22 February 1974. Melvin died 19 December 1959 and was brought to Tillsonburg for a graveside service conducted at the United Cemetery, New Road, by Rev. D. Morrison; his wife is buried with him. From the Tillsonburg newspaper of 24 December 1959:
"OATMAN: Former resident here, Melvin Oatman, 67, passed away Saturday at Toronto. He was an employee of Eaton's of Canada. He lived previously in [South Norwich].
Survivors are his wife, the former Garnia Hazen; two sons, John and James, both of Toronto; one daughter [sic], Mrs. Roda Summerville of Fort Williams [she was his sister]; two brothers, Milo of St. Williams and Alvin of Tillsonburg. Graveside service was conducted at the United Cemetery N.R., by Rev. Morrison, Monday at 2:00 p.m. H. A. Ostrander and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."
Children of Melvin and Garnett (Hazen) Oatman:
5865 William John, b. 25 Sep 1924, Toronto, ON. Unmarried in 1991
5866 Mary Edith, b. 1 Mar 1927, Toronto, ON; m. Hugh Ricardo Cancino, 6 Jan 1955, Nassau, Bahamas. Children, surname Cancino:
A Ricardo William John, b. 24 Oct 1955. He lives with his common law wife, Jan Curry. Children, surname Cancino:
I Gabriel, b. 25 Oct 1985
B Aleatha Mary, b. 2 Sep 1957. Unmarried in 1991
C Juanita Marita, b. 18 Jan 1960; m. Clinton Bradley, 18 Oct 1986, Ottawa. Children, surname Bradley:
I Ryan Clinton, b. 13 Aug 1989
D Rolando Hugh, b. 24 Aug 1963; m. Elizabeth Lynn Constantineau, 24 Aug 1989
5867 James Melvin, b. 18 Jun 1929, Toronto, ON; m. Mary Leona Schwindt, Jun 1958, at Hanover, ON. Children, surname Oatman:
Sources: Family records
Kathleen Oatman, Tillsonburg, ON