3253 OLIVER WENDELL OATMAN
3253 OLIVER WENDELL,8 (Oscar A.7, Oliver A.6, Darius5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Oscar A. and Lillian (Wilson) Oatman, was born 29 February 1912 at the Oatman Farm on Goshen Road south of Tillsonburg, Oxford County, Ontario, died 9 August 1973 at Tillsonburg, and is buried in Tillsonburg Cemetery, Tillsonburg. Picture.
Oliver married, 18 September 1948, Doris Eileen Birdsall, daughter of Charles and Eva (Swinn) Birdsall, in Courtland, Norfolk County, Ontario. Doris was born 21 November 1918 in Courtland and was baptized in the United Church in Courtland.
Oliver worked with his father on the farm and operated heavy equipment on construction sites. He received his pilot's license in 1937 at Brantford, Ontario, and was a pilot in R.C.A.F. in World War II. When he returned from Europe in 1946, he returned to farming.
Doris currently lives in Norfolk County, now a region of Haldimand-Norfolk, although her address is mailing address is in Oxford County, Ontario.
Children of Oliver Wendell and Doris (Birdsall) Oatman, b. Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., ON:
5882 James Edward, b. 5 Jul 1949; m. Anna Harris, Aug 1978, London, Middlesex Co., ON
5883 Charles Douglas, b. 1 Oct 1951; m. Marlene Pfaff, Jan 1975, Guelph, Wellington Co., ON
5884 David Oliver, b. 4 Apr 1955; m. Mary Lynn Palmer, May 1990, Tillsonburg, ON
5885 Jean Marie, b. 20 Jul 1959; m. Douglas Kent. Children, surname Kent:
A David George, b. Dec 1986
B Stephanie Marie b. 1993
Sources: Family Records;
Doris Oatman, Tillsonburg, ON
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