3302     ARCHIE OATMAN

 

 

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. 6 Nov 1932, Anyox, BC; m. Edward Lloyd “Ted” Watkins, 17 Dec      .  Children, surname Watkins:

 

  I         Joanne Marie, b. 6 Jun 1959

 

 II        Edward Ross, b. 28 Dec 1960

 

III        Peggy May, b. 10 Sep 1962

 

 IV       Heather Phyllis, b. 1 Apr 1970

 

B         Marilyn Wilma, b. 14 Oct 1934, Anyox, BC; m. Kenneth Gordon Marshall.  Children, surname Marshall:

 

  I         Debra Dorothy, b. 10 Jan 1955

 

 II        Gordon Ross, b. 1 Apr 1957

 

III        Nancy Frances, b. 26 Apr 1961

 

C         Dorothy Irene (Oatman), b. 25 Nov 1936, Prince Rupert, BC; m. Bruno Will; div.  She later married Don Foster.  Children, surname Will:

 

  I         Christine Mae, b. 18 Apr 1961

 

 II        Karen Louise, b. 1 Aug 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"

             WARREN RUSSELL OATMAN

             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. 10 Dec 1937; m. 4 Aug 1962, Pauline Andrea Walker (she b. 30 Jul 1939).  Children, surname Oatman:

 

                                                                          I         Debra Corrine, b. 11 Oct 1962; m. Richard Howell.  Children, surname Howell:

 

                                                                                                a          Colby, b. 23 Oct 1988

 

                                                                                                b          Nicholas, b. 2 Jun 1992

 

                                                                         II        Craig, b. 4 Oct 1968

 

B         Russell William “Bill,” b. 29 Jun 1936; d. 17 Oct 1982; m. Marjorie Louise Jones, 28 Jun 1958; bur. Springford Cemetery.  Children, surname Oatman:

 

                                                                          I         Rhonda, b. 7 Feb 1961; m. Tom Kirby.  Children, surname Kirby:

 

                                                                                                a          Thomas James, b. 28 Nov 1988

 

                                                                                                b          Aaron, b. 20 Feb 1991

 

                                                                         II        Carolyn, b. 27 May 1969

 

                                                                        III        Russell, b. 4 Apr 1966; m. Michele Silverthorn. Children, surname Oatman:

 

                                                                                                a          Caroline

 

                                                                         IV       Brian, b. 3 Jul 1969; m. Shirley Morrison (div.).  One son, surname Oatman:

 

                                                                                                a          William Douglas, b. 23 Jul 1987

 

C         Donald Ross (Oatman), b. 4 Jul 1940; m. 1) Elsie McGuire, 8 Oct 1960 (div.);  2) Donna Oke, 17 Jul 1982 (div.); 3) Christa Schelstaete, Nov 1994.  Children of Don and Elsie (Mcguire) Oatman:

 

                                                                           I        Jeffrey, b. 16 Jun 1961; m. Shelley Ann Steer, 4 Jul 1987. 

 

                                                                          II       Brenda, b. 28 May 1963; m. Wade Jones, 19 Mar 1983.  Children, surname Jones:

 

                                                                                                a          Ryan Wade, b. 29 Mar 1985

 

                                                                                                b          Richard Branden, b. 20 Apr 1987

 

                                                                         III       Christine, b. 19 Jun 1965; m. Lawrence Chesterman, 19 Jun 1993.  Children, surname Chesterman:

 

                                                                                                a          Nicole Ciline, b. 11 Sep 1994

 

                                    Children of Don and Donna (Oke) Oatman:

 

                                                                         IV       Stacey Virginia, b. 10 Jul 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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