3305    JEROME8     (George7George6, Oscar5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of George and Ellen (Haven) Oatman, was born in South Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, 3 May 1853, and died 11 June 1940.  He married Mary Ann Tren, who was born 8 May 1856 and died in 18 March 1929.  (New Road Cemetery records list her as Mary Ann True, born 1856.  Vital records of Oxford County, Ontario, list her father as James Frew.)


Jerome and Mary Ann may have had another son, George A., who died 3 October 1886 at the age of 1 year 4 months, and is buried with them in the New Road Cemetery. 


Children of Jerome and Mary Ann (Tren) Oatman:


5908    Martha Jane, b. 1875; d. 27 Sep 1917, South Norwich, Oxford Co., ON; bur. 29 Sep 1917, New Road Cem., Tillsonburg, ON.  Unmarried.


5909    Ellen Nora, b. 3 Aug 1882; d. 6 Jul 1944; m. at Wavertree Lodge, South Norwich, Lewis Edward, son of Hamilton and Victoria (Waller) Kennedy; he was “of South Norwich,” b. 1881, d. 1945; bur. St. Charles Anglican Cem., Dereham Twp., Oxford Co., ON.  Children, surname Kennedy:


A         Jerome W., b. 1904; d. 1905; bur. New Road Cem., Tillsonburg, ON


B         Wilbert, b. 2 Oct 1905; d. 24 Oct 1906; bur. New Road Cem., Tillsonburg. 


C         Myrtle, b. S. Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON; d. 1973, London, ON; m. William Mitchell.  Myrtle resided on the fourth and sixth Concessions of North Norwich Twp. until she married ca 1948 and moved to lot 8 Concession 3 of Dereham Twp., where she lived the rest of her life.  She was a member of the St. Charles Church, Dereham, and a former member of Mount Elgin Womens Institute.  Bur Harris Street Cem., Tillsonburg, ON.


                                                D         Watson W., b. 19 Apr 1917, N. Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON; d. 21 Jan 1979, Tillsonburg, ON; m. Helen Duffy.  Watson was a trucker and general farmer, and a lifelong resident of the Tillsonburg area.  Bur. Tillsonburg Cem., Tillsonburg, ON.  Children, surname Kennedy:


                                                                          I         Nora, m.       Siple


                                                                         II        Robert


5910    Myrtle Alice, b. 9 Oct 1886; d. 28 Feb 1965; m. Ira Erwin Fenn, 19 Feb 1908, South Norwich, ON.  He was b. ca 1881, d. 22 Jun 1957 in his 76th year, the son of Harry Fenn (1853-1928) and Deeta Hayward (1857-1942).  Both bur. New Road Cem., Tillsonburg, ON.  Children, surname Fenn:


A         Amy, m. Guy Helsdon


B         Harry


C         Marion, m. Dick Esseltine


5911    George A., b. 1894; d. 1895; bur. New Road Cem., Tillsonburg, ON

5912    Ethel Lorena, b. 10 Jul 1896; d. 12 Jul 1986, St. Mary's Hospital, London, ON; m. Edgar Ross Pearce; he b. 1892, d. 4 Nov 1978.  Bur. Springford Cem., Springford, ON. Ethel and Edgar were married late in life.  She had a lovely singing voice and sang at many weddings and funerals.  They lived in Cornell, ON.  Children, surname Pearce:


A         Marian Jean, m. George Leatherdale








Sources:           1881, 1891 census, South Norwich, Oxford Co., ON

                        1901, 1911 census, Norwich South, Oxford South, ON

Records of New Road Cem. and St. Charles Anglican Cem.

Family records

Tillsonburg Observer, 4 Oct 1917; 20 Feb 1908; 3 Mar 1904

                        Obituary of Watson W. Kennedy

                        Obituary of Edgar Ross Pearce

                        Obituary of Myrtle Kennedy Mitchell

                        Obituary of Ethel Lorena Pearce



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