3233     ALVIN L. OATMAN



3233    ALVIN L.8     (John7Eli6, Darius5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of John and Jannette (Cooper) Oatman, was born at Rosanna, near Tillsonburg, Oxford County, Ontario, 18 January 1904, died 9 October 1987 at St. Joseph's Hospital, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, and was buried 12 October 1987 in the Tillsonburg Cemetery.


On 27 November 1927, he married Gladys Alfretta Bartlett, who was born in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, 3 March 1907, daughter of William and Mary (Webber) Bartlett, and died 30 July 1979, at Tillsonburg Memorial Hospital, Tillsonburg, Ontario; she was buried 30 July 1979 in the Tillsonburg Cemetery.


Alvin worked in tobacco in his earlier years, and whatever else he could find to support his family.  They moved in 1945 from Rosanna to Tillsonburg and he became a mechanic; he worked for a number of years in Tillsonburg before going to Lyle Grant in Straffordville, where he stayed until he retired in 1977 due to his wife's illness. 


Children of Alvin L. and Gladys A. (Bartlett) Oatman, b. Tillsonburg, ON:


5870    John William, b. 14 Jul 1929, Rosanna/Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., ON; his birth certificate lists him as William John Oatman.  He d. 10 Sep 1987 in London, Middlesex Co., ON; m. Elva Kathleen Church, 11 Oct 1958


5871    Norma Pearl, b. 20 Jul 1930; m. George Logan Schram, 5 Oct 1946, Aylmer, Elgin Co, ON; he was b. 15 Nov 1924 and d. 9 Sep 1983.  She d. May 12, 2004. 


5872    Ruby May, b. 1 Jan 1934; d. 13 Jul 1989, at Memorial Hospital, Tillsonburg; m. 1) Hugh Everett; 2) Charles Vince.


5873    William Milo, b. 3 Feb 1936; d. 23 Aug 2000, Aylmer, ON; m. Elva Kathleen Church, 12 Feb 1988, United Church, Tillsonburg, ON


5874    Edwin Murray "Butch", b. 22 Feb 1938; d. 14 Feb 1990, Elgin General Hospital, St. Thomas, Elgin Co., ON; bur. 17 Feb 1990, Tillsonburg Cemetery


5876    Alvin, Jr., b. 23 Dec 1940; d. age 57 (Tillsonburg News, 20 Nov 1998)


5877    Robert, b. 5 Aug 1942; d. 21 Aug 1942; bur. New Road Cem., Tillsonburg, ON


5880    Walter Douglas, b. 18 Jul 1947; d. 5 Jun 1961, Middleton Twp., ON; bur. 8 Jun 1961, Tillsonburg Cem.  Walter drowned in an irrigation pond after the raft on which he was riding drifted too far from the bank and he attempted to swim back to the bank. 



Sources:           Family records

Kathleen Oatman, Tillsonburg, ON

Gravestones, Tillsonburg Cem., Tillsonburg, ON

Tillsonburg news articles and obituaries

Birth certificates for William John Oatman and Norma Pearl Oatman


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