3760     JAMES HARVEY OATMAN

 

 

3760    JAMES HARVEY8     (Harrison B.7, Harry B.6Lyman5, George4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Harrison B. and Lucena K. (Ross) Oatman, was born 28 January 1849, in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois (Ogle County, Illinois, per obituary from Southern Oregon), and died 8 August 1926 in Multnomah County, Oregon. 

 

He traveled to Jackson County, Oregon, in 1853, arriving there in September with his parents in a covered wagon, and settling in the Rogue River Valley, near Phoenix.  In 1870 he was living in Phoenix in Jackson County with Nathan K. and Lucy Ross, probably his mother's family.  He also lived with Samuel Colver of Phoenix, and served in the Indian Wars as a teamster.

 

On 31 December 1874 he married Priscilla Lucille Dollarhide "of Iowa" in Jackson County, Oregon; she was born in 1857, died 9 November 1932, daughter of Jesse, Jr., and Nancy (Mary) (Murphy) Dollarhide.  In 1888, he bought the Dad Little farm near Phoenix, sold it and went to Bonanza, Klamath County, Oregon, where he conducted a general merchandise store, moving to Portland, Oregon, November 15, 1891.  He built a home on his father's farm near Portland and also erected a store building and several cottages in East Portland.  He also owned a farm near McMinnville, Oregon, where he resided for several years, later returning to Portland, where he died 8 August 1926.  Living with them in 1920 were their daughter, Jessie Stewart, age 38, and a granddaughter, Thressa Bell, age 18. 

 

 

Children of James Harvey and Priscilla Lucille (Dollarhide) Oatman:

 

6250    Olive Huldah Isabelle, b. 16 Dec 1875, OR; m.       Larson

 

6251    Jessie Orlena, b. 5 Feb 1880, OR; m.       Stewart

 

6252    Lewis Berchett, b. 18 Dec 1884, OR

 

6253    Harvey Kinney, b. 25 Jul 1886, OR; m. Julia       bef 1914.  Harvey K. is in the Portland City Directories for 1913-1917.  In 1920 Julia is listed singly; possibly Harvey had died by that time.  He is not listed as a surviving child in his father's obituary of 1926.

 

6254    Pholia Harrison, b. 30 Mar 1888, OR; m. Blanche      ; d. 1967; bur. Goldenrod Cemetery, Tekoa, Whitman Co., WA.  In 1912, Pholia was listed as a painter in the Portland City Directory; in 1914 and 1915, married, he was an oiler for PRL&P.

 

6255    James Blaine, b. 31 Jan 1890, OR; d. Apr 1964.  In 1912 (Portland City Directory) is listed G. Blaine Oatman residing with J. H. Oatman.  In 1916 Jas G.B. and wife Louise are still residing with J. H. Oatman.

 

6256    Lulu Edna, b. 27 Jan 1897, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR; d. 29 Mar 1968, in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA; bur. 1 Apr 1968, Park Hill Cem., Vancouver, WA; m. Maurice Cleve Johnson, 14 Feb 1914, Hieson, Clark Co., WA.  He was b. 17 Jul 1892 in Battle Ground, Clark Co., WA, son of Charles Morrison and Margaret Alice (Harper) Johnson, and d. 24 Apr 1983, Vancouver, WA.  Maurice was married first to Jewell P. Thoke (b. 14 May 1894).  Picture Maurice and Lulu  Children, surname Johnson:

 

A         Jennie Beatrice "Bea", b. 4 May 1915, Portland, OR; d. 13 Mar 1987, Vancouver, WA; m. 14 Feb 1932, Roy Elsworth Duvall, b. 23 Jun 1910 to Robert B. and Mary Edna (McCollum) Duvall; d. Yacolt, WA; both bur. Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, WA.  Children, surname Duvall:

 

  I         Lester LeRoy, b/d 24 Feb 1933, Vancouver, WA

 

 II        Beverly Ann, b/d 22 Jan 1935, Vancouver, WA

 

III        Sharon Marie, b. 5 Mar 1942, Vancouver, WA; m. Oct 1961, Henry Anderson

 

 IV       Loretta Jeanne, b. 24 Feb 1944, Vancouver, WA; m. in Kumtux Valley, Clark Co., WA, 16 Dec 1962, Harvey Wayne Watson (b. 17 Aug 1943, Oregon City, OR, son of George Vincent and Bernice Rita (Graham) Watson).  Children, surname Watson, all b. Vancouver, WA:

 

a          Tyra Lauree, b. 1 Aug 1966; m. 22 Mar 1985, Michael Huestis.  Children, surname Huestis:

 

  I         Josiah Michael, b. 14 Mar 1989, Spokane, WA

 

 ii         Shiloh Rose, b. 8 Sep 1993, Forest Grove, OR

 

iii         Naomi Jeanne, b. 10 Mar 1995, Forest Grove, OR

 

b          Tanya Marie, b. 9 Feb 1968

 

c          Tyler Wayne, b. 15 May 1971

 

B         Myrtle Orlena "Lena" (Johnson), b. 10 May 1917, Crawford, WA; m. 16 Sep 1939, Melby Harley Dietrich, son of August Fredrich Wilhelm and Lena (Raeder) Dietrich; he b. 12 Dec 1909, Felida, WA, d. 18 Apr 1995, Ridgefield, WA, bur. Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, WA.  Lena was also married to Arnold Riegger.  Children, surname Dietrich, all b. Vancouver, WA:

 

  I         Brenda Louise, b. 17 Sep 1940; m. 22 Jul 1961 in Corpus Christi, TX, Allan Angelo Seman, who was b. 28 Oct 1940, Cleveland, OH, son of Michael and Jennie (Forchione) Seman.  Children, surname Seman:

 

a          Tina Louise, b. 27 Jan 1962, Corpus Christi, TX; m. 13 Nov 1981 in Cleveland, OH, Brian Patrick Masterson (he b. 7 Oct 1961, Lakewood, OH, son of Daniel Patrick and Bernice Louise (Palmer) Masterson).  Children, surname Masterson: 

 

  I         Nicholas Brian, b. 10 Dec 1982

 

 ii         Nolan Patrick, b. 14 Nov 1984

 

b          Troy Allan, b. 12 Jul 1963, Corpus Christi, TX

 

c          Tracey Lynne, b. 29 Dec 1965, Cleveland, OH

 

d          Tammie Lane, b. 14 Jul 1968, Cleveland, OH

 

e          Todd Angelo, b. 15 Jan 1972, Cleveland, OH

 II        Christine Adelle (Dietrich), b. 31 Jan 1942; m. 27 Jun 1964, William Anthony Kovaschetz (he b. 29 May 1937, Danville, PA, d. Jan 1986, Portland, OR, son of Harry Anthony and Helen Rose (Getty) Kovaschetz).  Children, surname Kovaschetz, all b. Portland, OR:

 

a          Aaron William, b. 9 Dec 1964; d. 10 Dec 1964

 

b          Baby girl, b/d 21 Jul 1966

 

c          Matthew Darin, b. 12 Jan 1967

 

d          Mitchell Ray, b. 17 Dec 1968; d. 20 Oct 1987

 

e          Dennis Lynn, b. 14 Jun 1972

 

III        Lynne Allisyn (Dietrich), b. 28 May 1948; m. 21 Jan 1970 in Vancouver, WA, William Henry Jensen; he b. 19 Oct 1940, Logan, Cache Co., UT, son of Cyril Jay and Birdean (Dunn) Jensen.  Children, surname Jensen:

 

a          Keith Noah, b. 22 Jun 1971, Bremerton, WA

 

b          Sariah Anne, b. 25 Aug 1974, Oakland, CA; m. 20 Mar 1993, Lee Griffin.

 

c          Nathaniel Cleve, b. 31 Mar 1978, Oakland, CA

 

 IV       Del Melby, b. 16 Feb 1954; m. Virginia Jo Hessey; she b. 13 Jul 1945, Fallon, NV, to Sid, Jr., and Ruth Irene (Ferebee) Hessey.  Children, b. Vancouver, WA, surname Dietrich:

 

a          Genice Nanette, b. Nov 1976

 

b          Bridget Ruth, b. 10 Feb 1978

 

c          Adam Del Melby, b. 25 May 1979

 

d          Kathie Jo, b. 5 Sep 1980

 

C         Cleve "Harvey" (Johnson), b. 2 Dec 1919, Portland, OR; d. 24 Aug 1994, Ridgefield, WA; m. 6 Sep 1938, Ruth Dunning; she b. 26 Feb 1918, daughter of Nelson Henry and Myrtie (Yager) Dunning.  Children, b. Vancouver, WA, surname Johnson:

 

  I         Marilyn Jeanette, b. 2 Mar 1941; m. 6 Sep 1959, Robert Allen Condon; he b. 10 Jul 1939, LaCenter, WA, son of Robert and Myrna Condon.  Children, surname Condon:

 

a          Tamera Lynn, b. 26 Jun 1960, Vancouver, WA; m. 15 Dec 1979, Kevin Patrick Carmody.  Children, b. Portland, OR:

 

  I         Robert Michael Allen Condon, b. 21 Sep 1979

 

 ii         Nicole Rae Lynn Carmody, b. 28 Nov 1981

                                                                                                                                                           

b          Tina Lori, b. 25 Jul 1961, Portland, OR; m. 1 Dec 1984, Otoniel Ramiro Castano D      (div. Jul 1989).  Children:

 

  I         Tiffany LaChelle, b. 9 Jan 1986, Portland, OR

 

 ii         Kendal Charles, b. 10 Mar 1989, Portland, OR

 

c          Tarrie Luanne (Condon), b. 20 Feb 1963

 

 II        Wanda Colleen (Johnson), b. 20 Feb 1944; m. 6 Sep 1962, Douglas Leon Stephens (div. Jan 1985); he b. 29 Sep 1942, Vancouver, WA.  Children, surname Stephens, b. Portland, OR:

 

a          Laurie Deanna, b. 4 Feb 1967

 

b          Lisa Susanne, b. 17 Jan 1971

 

D         "Charles" Maurice (Johnson), b. 19 Jun 1929, Kumtux, WA; d. 1 May 1949, Kumtux, WA

 

E          Edna "Gayle", b. 22 Jan 1935, Vancouver, WA; m. Richard Marvin Linn (he b. 18 Nov 1929).  Children, surname Linn, b. Vancouver, WA:

 

  I         David Eugene, b. 30 Oct 1956; m. 15 Jan 1975, Joyce Kay Janssen.  Child, surname Linn:

 

a          Douglas Eugene, b. 16 Apr 1975

 

 II        Duane Richard (twin), b. 11 Oct 1960; unmarried

 

III        Wayne Merle (twin), b. 11 Oct 1960; unmarried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:           Family records

Social Security Death Index

Information from Lynne Jensen, Boise, ID

                        Records of Goldenrod Cemetery, Tekoa, Whitman Co., WA

 

 

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