3302    ARCHIE8     (Warren7George6, Oscar5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Warren and Clarissa (Hicks) Oatman, was born in Springford, Oxford County, Ontario, 13 September 1861, and died in March 1933.


Per marriage records in Oxford County, Ontario, Archie married Grauces Leazel “Frankie” Smith on 14 December 1885 in Springford.  He and Frankie were living in St. Thomas, Ontario, 1895.  In addition to the following children, they had a son Archie, who died 7 September 1895, at the age of one month.  All of the children except Wilfred Earl were born in Springford, Oxford County, Ontario. 


Children of Archie and Frankie (Smith) Oatman: 


5900    Byron Ethelbert, b. 24 Nov 1886; d. 14 May 1942; m. Mollie Mangold, 10 Jun 1914.  Children, surname Oatman:


A         Byron, Jr.


5901    Arthur Monroe, b. 5 Apr 1888; d. 23 Nov 1939; m. Estella “Stella” Pearson, 13 Dec 1906, Delhi, ON; she was b. 20 Jun 1885 to Harry J. and Mary A. Pearson.  The 1911 census of Delhi, Norfolk North Co., ON, lists Francis Oatman, a granddaughter born March 1907, living with Harry and Mary Pearson, apparently a daughter of Arthur and Estella.


5902    Edward Cole “Eddie,” b. 10 Jun 1889 in Springford, Oxford Co., ON; d. 5 Nov 1973, Minneapolis, MN; bur. Springford Cem., Springford, ON; m. 31 Mar 1921 to Mary Helen Durning in Minneapolis, MN.


5903    Clara Frances, b. 10 Sep 1892; d. 4 Jun 1895


5904    Miraum Mildred, b. 3 Dec 1895; d. 1968; m. William Hicks.  (This birth date is in conflict with a newspaper article from the Tillsonburg Observer, 13 Sep 1895, which states:  "In Springford, 7 September 1895 died Archie, infant son of Archibald Oatman of St Thomas, age 1 month."  This would indicate that Miraum and Archie were born only five months apart.)


5905    Elmer Ross Erskin Dewey, b. 4 Jun 1898; m. Eva Margaret (Wilma) Powell, 5 Dec 1931.  E. Ross died 8 Nov 1976 in Kelowna, BC.  He worked for the Royal Bank in Victoria in 1920 and with the Provincial Government Service in Alice Arm, Anyox, Stewart, Grand Forks and Kelowna, where he retired as Government Agent in 1963.  He was a 50-year member of The Royal Canadian Legion and a member of Prince Charles Lodge No. 153, AF and AM, Kelowna.  Children, surname Oatman:


A         Frances Marie, b. 1932, Anyox, BC; m. Edward Lloyd “Ted” Watkins, 17 Dec      .  Children, surname Watkins:


  I         Joanne Marie, b. 1959


 II        Edward Ross, b. 1960


III        Peggy May, b. 1962


 IV       Heather Phyllis, b. 1970


B         Marilyn Wilma, b. 1934, Anyox, BC; m. Kenneth Gordon Marshall.  Children, surname Marshall:


  I         Debra Dorothy, b. 1955


 II        Gordon Ross, b. 1957


III        Nancy Frances, b. 1961


C         Dorothy Irene (Oatman), b. 1936, Prince Rupert, BC; m. Bruno Will; div.  She later married Don Foster.  Children, surname Will:


  I         Christine Mae, b. 1961


 II        Karen Louise, b. 1964


5906    Warren Russell, (picture) b. 19 Feb 1905; d. 25 Oct 1964; bur. Springford Cemetery, Springford, ON; m. Bertha Dunn.  Russell was a professional hockey player, who played for the Minneapolis Rockets 1924-25, Victoria Cougars 1925-26, Detroit Cougars, Montreal Maroons and Windsor Hornets 1926-27, Montreal Maroons 1927-28, Montreal Maroons and New York Rangers 1928-29, and Hamilton Tigers and Niagara Falls Cataracts 1929-30.  A car accident with a bad leg injury ended his career in March 1930.  He was married and lived in Simcoe, ON, and operated a variety store and pool room. 


            Obituary of Warren Russell Oatman [from "Hicks Family Tree 1728-2001"


             OTTERVILLE.  -- Former professional hockey player, who saw action with three teams in the N.H.L., Warren Russell Oatman died Sunday at Keswick, Ont., in his 60th year.

             A Tillsonburg native, he attended Otterville school and lived for 15 years in Simcoe, where he started his hockey career.  In 1925 he went west to play for Victoria Cougars, and later performed with Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Maroons and New York Rangers before finishing his hockey days with Buffalo.

             A brother, Eddie Oatman, now of Minneapolis, Minn., also won fame in hockey.

            Survivors are his wife the former Bertha Dunn, and a son, Jerry, of Keswick; a sister, Mrs. William Hicks of Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, Wilfred of Springford, Eddie of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ross of Kelowna, B.C.

             Resting at the Addison Funeral Home, Otterville, where service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Interment in Springford Cemetery.


            Children, surname Oatman:


A         Jerry, living in Keswick, ON, 1964.


5907    Wilfred Earl, b. 3 Apr 1909, Otterville, ON; d. 24 Dec 1978; bur. Springford Cem., Springford, ON, 27 Dec 1978; m. Gladys Mae Medd, who was b. 1914 and d. 26 Dec 1999 in Tillsonburg, ON, daughter of Frank Medd and Maggie Ruckle.  Children, surname Oatman:


A         Douglas Frank, b. 1937; m. 4 Aug 1962, Pauline Andrea Walker (she b. 1939).  Children, surname Oatman:


                                                                          I         Debra Corrine, b. 1962; m. Richard Howell.  Children, surname Howell:


                                                                                                a          Colby, b. Oct 1988


                                                                                                b          Nicholas, b. 1992


                                                                         II        Craig, b. 1968


B         Russell William “Bill,” b. 29 Jun 1936; d. 17 Oct 1982; m. Marjorie Louise Jones, Jun 1958; bur. Springford Cemetery.  Children, surname Oatman:


                                                                          I         Rhonda, b. 1961; m. Tom Kirby.  Children, surname Kirby:


                                                                                                a          Thomas James, b. 1988


                                                                                                b          Aaron, b. 1991


                                                                         II        Carolyn, b. 1969


                                                                        III        Russell, b. 1966; m. Michele Silverthorn. Children, surname Oatman:


                                                                                                a          Caroline


                                                                         IV       Brian, b. 1969; m. Shirley Morrison (div.).  One son, surname Oatman:


                                                                                                a          William Douglas, b. 1987


C         Donald Ross (Oatman), b. 1940; m. 1) Elsie McGuire, Oct 1960 (div.);  2) Donna Oke, Jul 1982 (div.); 3) Christa Schelstaete, Nov 1994.  Children of Don and Elsie (Mcguire) Oatman:


                                                                           I        Jeffrey, b. 1961; m. Shelley Ann Steer, Jul 1987. 


                                                                          II       Brenda, b. 1963; m. Wade Jones, Mar 1983.  Children, surname Jones:


                                                                                                a          Ryan Wade, b. 1985


                                                                                                b          Richard Branden, b. 1987


                                                                         III       Christine, b. 1965; m. Lawrence Chesterman, Jun 1993.  Children, surname Chesterman:


                                                                                                a          Nicole Ciline, b. 1994


                                    Children of Don and Donna (Oke) Oatman:


                                                                         IV       Stacey Virginia, b. 1985


Sources:           Marjorie Schumacher, Avoca, MI

Marie Oatman Murray, Woodstock, ON

Murray Oatman, Kelowna, BC

Records of Springford Cemetery, Springford, Oxford Co., ON

Social Security Death Index

Family records

Tillsonburg Observer, 13 Sep 1895; 20 Dec 1906; May 1942; 30 Mar 1933

                        Obituary of Edward Oatman; Norfolk County, ON, web page

                        Obituary of Gladys “Mae” Oatman



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