374     CHARLES OATMAN

 

 

374      CHARLES6     (Darius5Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Darius and Jerushia Oatman, was born at Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York, in 1822, and died at Springford, Oxford County, Ontario, 18 August 1902.  He married, 26 June 1843, Dorliska Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Betsey (Farmer) Bunce, who was born 15 November 1822 in New York, and died 6 November 1909, South Norwich, Ontario.  They are both buried in Springford Cemetery at Springford, Ontario (picture).

 

Charles removed to Ontario with his father about 1833 and settled in South Norwich Township, Oxford County, where he was a farmer.  In 1864 Charles was a trustee of School Section #9 at nearby Cornell, and he and Dorliska were members of the First Regular Baptist Church of Christ at Norwich, Ontario, where Charles was baptized 16 December 1860 and Dorliska on 27 May 1843.

 

Children of Charles and Dorliska H. (Bunce) Oatman, all b. Oxford Co., ON:

 

1368    Lavilla, b. 14 Aug 1844; m. John Wallace.  Children, surname Wallace:

 

A         Josie

 

B         Vina

 

C         Marie

 

D         Edwin

 

1369    Melvina, b. 25 Aug 1846; d. 18 Jun 1925, Holton Twp., MI; m. George W. Buck, 21 May 1866 (wedding picture); (50th wedding anniversary picture, May 1916 at their farm in Holston MI.  George and Melvina holding hands in front row standing.  He was b. 7 Sep 1841 in Otterville, Oxford Co., ON, and d. 31 Mar 1924, son of Edmond and Catherine Buck).  Picture with children.  Children, surname Buck:

 

A         Lily (Sellian), b. Sep 1867, S. Norwich, ON; d. Hart, MI; m. Oscar Harris.  She was a schoolteacher.  Children, surname Harris:

 

  I         George, m. Ethel Babbitt. No children.

 

 II        Seneca, m. Ruth      .  Children, surname Harris:

 

a          Jim

 

b          Helene

 

B         Melbourne Eugene, b. 19 Sep 1872, MI; d. 29 Apr 1938, Fremont, MI; m. Alma Anne Cosens, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Cosens; she was b. 4 Jul 1879, d. 20 Feb 1931, Grand Rapids, MI.  Both are buried at Clark Cemetery, Fremont, MI.  Children, surname Buck:

 

  I         Percy Edwin, b. 28 Jul 1897, Holton, MI; d. 20/24 Feb 1927, Fremont, MI; m. Myrtle "Jessie" McLaren, 5 Sep 1921 (she was b. 15 Jun 1903, d. Apr 1987).  Both are buried Fremont, MI.  Children, surname Buck:

 

a          Darwin Eugene, b. 2 Apr 1923, Muskegon, MI; m. Lois Jean Thompson, 20 Jan 1945, Hesperia, MI; she was b. 11 Feb 1924, Hesperia, MI.  Children, surname Buck:

 

  I         Kathy May, b. 12 Dec 1948; d. 13 Dec 1984, Ludington, MI

 

 ii         Michael Eugene (Buck), b. 22 Jan 1951, Ludington, MI; m. Leslie Karen Douglas, 5 Aug 1972, Ludington, MI; she was b. 2 Feb 1952, KY.  Children, surname Buck:

 

aa         Kristin Michelle, b. 5 Nov 1979, Sterling Heights, MI

 

bb        Ryan Douglas, b. 21 Jan 1982, Sterling Heights, MI

 

cc         Andrea Karen, b. 1 May 1984, Crystal Lake, MI

 

iii         Rebecca Ann, b. 20 Aug 1952, Ludington, MI; m. Richard Frank Goosen, 27 Dec 1974, Hart, MI; he b. 31 Dec 1923, Muskegon, MI.  Children, surname Goosen:

 

aa         Anastasia Marie, b. 20 Dec 1978, Manhattan, KS

 

bb        Gregory Frank, b. 26 May 1980, Grand Rapids, MI

 

 II        Menno Perry (Buck), b. 25 Sep 1899, Holton, MI; d. 12 Jul 1969, Muskegon, MI; m. Esther Amanda, daughter of John and Betty (Bentgtsson) Norman; she was b. 5 Mar 1901, Ogema, WI.  Menno had a trucking business.  Children, surname Buck:

 

a          Doris Leona, b. 28 May 1927, Fremont, MI; m. Paul Howard Stearns, 28 Dec 1946; he was b. 28 May 1923, son of Frank Earl and Pearl Harriet (Alfred) Stearns.  Children, all b. Muskegon, MI, surname Stearns:

 

  I         Linda Sue, b. 10 Oct 1947; m. 1) Frank Van Hees, May 1966;  2) James Samuelson, 27 Aug 1983.  Children, all b. Muskegon, MI, surname Van Hees:

 

aa         Christopher Scott, b. 24 Dec 1966; m. Traci Halinski, she b. 20 Oct 1966.  Children, surname Van Hees:

 

1)         Nicole, b. 22 Jun 1989

 

2)         Brandon, b. 22 Jun 1993

 

bb        Robert Todd, b. 14 Apr 1969

 

cc         Matthew Paul, b. 13 Nov 1972

 

 ii         Roger Paul, b. 18 Apr 1949; d. 30 Dec 1966 of cancer

 

iii         Nancy Lou, b. 5 Jan 1951; m. 22 Jul 1972, John Laurence Klomp; he b. 31 Oct 1946, Muskegon, MI.  Children, all b. Saginaw, MI, surname Klomp:

aa         Roger John, b. 28 Nov 1973

 

bb        Laura Lynn, b. 6 Sep 1978

 

cc         Joshua Charles, b. Mar 1981

 

 iv        Frank Earl (Stearns), b. 18 Dec 1954; m. 1) 12 Oct 1976, Linda Price, in Hope, AK.  Div.  m. 2) Stacey      .  Children, surname Stearns:

 

aa         Benjamin Paul, b. 9 Nov 1980, Anchorage, AK

 

bb        Eric Brandon

 

  v        Carol Jean, b. 17 Sep 1957; m. 30 Apr 1977, Daniel Pelt; div.  Children, surname Pelt:

 

aa         Victoria Jean, b. 5 Dec 1977, Muskegon, MI

 

bb        Michael Paul, b. 10 Jan 1982, Grand Rapids, MI

 

b          Kenneth Edwin (Buck) (twin), b. 20 Feb 1929, Fremont, MI; d. 12 Jan 1977, Los Angeles, CA

 

c          Catherine Betty (twin), b. 20 Feb 1929, Fremont, MI; m. James Smrcina, 26 Jun 1947, Muskegon, MI.  He d. 23 Feb 1971.  Children, all b. Muskegon, MI, surname Smrcina:

 

  I         Rebecca Ann, b. 26 Nov 1949; m. Forrest William Joppie, 17 Apr 1970; he b. Muskegon, MI, 6 Aug 1947, son of Kenneth William and Eleanor Mae (Green) Joppie.  Children (adopted), surname Joppie:

 

aa         Lisa Kay, b. 2 Jan 1967, Lansing, MI; m. Kevin McFal, 7 Aug 1984, Muskegon, MI. Div. Children, surname McFal:

 

1)         Scott

 

2)         Stacey

 

3)         Stephanie

 

bb        Janice Lee, b. 24 May 1968, Lansing, MI; m. Joe Luoma.  Children, surname Luoma:

 

1)         Jonathan

 

cc         Thomas William, b. 9 Aug 1970, Weslaco, TX; m. Jennifer Anderson.  Children, surname Joppie:

 

1)         Ashley, b. 30 Jan 1992

 

dd        Faith Rebecca, b. 28 Sep 1981, Seoul, Korea

 

 ii         Suzanne Kay (Smrcina), b. 11 Oct 1951; m. 26 May 1972,  Jerry Raynor Young; he b. 31 Jan 1948, Muskegon, MI, son of Gerold and Doris Young.  Children, all adopted, surname Young:

 

aa         James Aaron, b. 4 Jul 1976, Kalamazoo, MI

 

bb        Amanda Su, b. 1 Dec 1980, Korea

 

 

d          Marian Carol (Buck), b. 4 Dec 1935, Muskegon, MI; m. 1) Lester Edgren, 11 May 1957; he b. 13 Feb 1930, Chicago, IL, son of Carl Samuel and Violet Linnea (Lindstrom) Edgren; div.; 2) Frederick L. Sargent, 18 Sep 1992, MI.  Children, surname Edgren:

 

  I         Gary Lee, b. 15 Apr 1958, Evergreen Park, IL

 

 ii         Jeffrey Carl, b. 15 Nov 1959, Evergreen Park, IL

 

iii         Douglas James, b. 3 Aug 1963, Oakland, IL; m. Deanna Mae Von Bergen, 4 Jun 1983, Boring, OR.  She b. 18 Nov 1963.  Children, surname Edgren:

 

aa         Michael James (twin), b. 5 Feb 1990

 

bb        Amanda Brielle (twin), b. 5 Feb 1990

 

cc         Nathan Douglas, b. 22 Mar 1991

 

 iv        Steven Paul, b. 2 Feb 1966, Oaklawn, IL; m. 24 Aug 1990, Barbara Bacon; she b. 24 Jun 1967.  Children, surname Edgren:

 

aa         Dylan Bryan, b. 7 Oct 1993

 

III        Leona Catherine (Buck), b. 10 May 1901; d. May 1985, Fremont, MI; m. Sigfried Hendrickson, 11 Nov 1922; he was b. 3 Dec 1898, Muskegon, MI; d. 27 Oct 1973.  Both are buried Clark Cemetery, Fremont, MI.  Children, surname Hendrickson:

 

a          Charles Thomas, b. 16 Mar 1928, Fremont, MI; m. Vivian Smith; b. 9 Sep 1929.  Five daus., surname Hendrickson.

 

b          Marilynn Ann, b. 30 Apr 1931, Holton Twp., MI; m. 26 Jan 1951, John Kubik, b. 23 Mar 1921, Chicago, IL, son of Paul and Elizabeth Kubik.  Children, surname Kubik:

 

  I         Susan Ann, b. 2 Jan 1952, Muskegon, MI; m. Robert C. Taylor, Orlando, FL

 

 ii         Alan John, b. 8 May 1953, Muskegon, MI; m. Nov 1980, Theresa Ann Schlleupner, Winter Park, FL

 

iii         Brian Scott, b. 12 Apr 1963, Orlando, FL

 

c          Lois Gertrude (Hendrickson), b. 17 Nov 1936, Holton Twp., MI; m. William Eldoris Van Dyke, 10 Dec 1954; he was b. 14 Jul 1936, Hart, MI.  Children, surname Van Dyke:

 

  I         Mark William, b. 24 Jun 1958, Oceanside, CA; m. Linda Petropolus, 7 Nov 1981; four children.

 

 ii         Karla Joy, b/d 13 Jun 1960; bur. Clark Cem., Fremont, MI

 

iii         Dale Duane, b. 8 Feb 1964, Muskegon, MI

 

 iv        Kevin, b/d 1968; bur. Clark Cem., Fremont, MI

 

  v        Troy Charles, b. 29 Aug 1973, Muskegon, MI

 

 vi        Kent Alan, b. 5 Aug 1975, Muskegon, MI

 

1370    Jerushia/Jerusha A., b. 8 Sep 1849; d. 8 Feb 1907, Springford, Oxford Co., ON; m. John Heeney (b. 14 May 1857, d. 1 Dec 1918 in 69th year); both bur. in Springford Cem., Springford, ON.  Children, surname Heeney:

 

A         Charles, b. May 1881

 

B         Frederick V., b. 2 Aug 1883, near Burford, Oxford Co., ON; d. Ingersoll, ON, at the age of 101.

 

1371    Amenzo F., b. 23 Jun 1852 (1851 per gravestone); d. 11 Oct 1893 of typhoid; m. Marietta Kelly, 26 Sep 1887

 

1372    Seneca B., b. 17 Apr 1855 (gravestone says 1854); d. 21 Oct 1887, in a threshing machine accident; bur. Tillsonburg Cemetery, Tillsonburg, ON; m. Frances Hilliker (b. 1859, d. 1939).  She was the daughter of #1339, Sarah Oatman and VanRanseler Hilliker.  Children, surname Oatman:

 

A         Sadie, b. 14 Aug 1883; m. Byron Madill, 12 Apr 1906, S. Norwich, ON; he was b. Jul 1883.  A daughter named Erie was born Sep 1907.

 

B         Maude, b. 1887; d. 1964; bur. Tillsonburg Cem., Tillsonburg, ON

 

1373    Marinda J., b. 23 Aug 1857; m. William Forsythe.  Children, surname Forsythe:

 

A         Myrtle

 

1374    (Daughter), b. 30 Jan 1860; d. 1860, age one year, of inflammation of bowels

 

1375    Eliza C., b. 30 Jan 1860; d. 5 Aug 1861.  It is unknown whether these two girls were twins or were, quite possibly, one and the same.

 

1376    Albert L., b. 12 Aug 1861; d. 28 Dec 1930; m. Mary Frances "Minnie" Hicks, 26 Sep 1883

 

1377    Almina S., b. 8 Jul 1868; d. 28 Aug 1876; bur. Springford Cem.

 

 

Sources:           Gravestones, Springford, ON, and Tillsonburg, ON

                        B. D. Smith, Springford, ON

                        Bruce C. Oatman, London, ON

                        Marian Buck Edgren Sargent, Oregon

                        Will of Seneca B. Oatman

                        Tillsonburg Observer, 12 Apr 1906; 28 Oct 1887

                        Records of First Regular Baptist Church of Christ, Norwich, ON

                        1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 census, S. Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON

 

 

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