3504    FLOYD WALTER8     (Clarke Walter7Walter6Elias5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Clarke Walter and Ella (Greene) Oatman, was born 31 August 1884 at Honeyville, near Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York, and died 26 December 1962 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Watertown where he had been a patient since 18 December.  He moved to Watertown with his mother when he was a boy after the death of his father, and most of life was spent there.


He married Maude Hawley Hartwick, 5 Aug 1911, at Watertown; she was born in Theresa, Jefferson County, New York, 14 July 1893, daughter of James Hartwick, a native of Enterprise, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada, and Clara E. Sharpe, formerly of Port Leyden.  Maude spent her early life at Theresa where she attended school.  She died 10 March 1962 at Watertown.  Both are buried at North Watertown Cemetery.


Floyd lived for a few years at Brownville and Glen Park, New York, where he worked for a paper mill.  He also worked at the "old City Opera house" before he went to the New York Air Brake Company plant, where he was a caremaker and moulder for 32 years until his retirement at age 65.  They were members of the Hope Presbyterian Church, and Floyd belonged to the International Moulders' Union.  Floyd moved to the home of his son Donald after his wife's death.


Children of Floyd Walter and Maude Hawley (Hartwick) Oatman:


6020    Donald E., b. 1 Feb 1914, Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY; lived Carthage, NY.


6021    Harry J.  Per obituaries of Floyd and Maude, Harry lived either in Westport, CT (Mar 1962) or Dallas, TX (Dec 1962); d. before 1997.


6022    Ross M.  Per obituaries of Floyd and Maude, Ross lived in Westport, CT (Mar 1962) or Rochester, NY (Dec 1962); d. before 1997.


6023    Leo J., lived at Middletown, NY


6024    Brandt G., lived at Albany, NY and in Florida [1997]


6025    Paul, lived Dallas, TX [1963]


6026    Walter C., lived in Weatherford, TX; d. before 1997


6027    Richard F., lived at Monrovia, CA


6028    John H. “Jack,” b. 24 Oct 1924, Glen Park, NY; d. 26 Mar 1997, Watertown, NY, after suffering from lung cancer for several months.  He was employed by the City of Watertown at the power plant on Maple Street.  He m. Sylvia R. Jones, 8 May 1948, at the home of his parents in Watertown.  He was an avid fisherman.


6029    Clarice, m. Allyn Buchanan.  Lived at Lafayette, NY, d. 1999


6030    Harriet, m. Roy Willmert.  Lived at Carthage, NY; d. before 1997


6031    Margaret, m. Harry George.  Lived at Duarte, CA.  John’s sister, “Margaret Lytle” predeceased him [1997]


6032    Kathleen, lived at Mount Vernon, NY; unmarried in 1997.  She is listed as Katherine B. in her brother John’s obituary.






Sources:           Obituaries of Floyd W. Oatman, dated 2 January 1963

                        Obituary of Maude Oatman dated 12 Mar 1962

                        Family records

                        Donald E. Oatman, Carthage, NY

                        Obituary of John H. Oatman, 2 Apr 1997



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