3908    ORLIN LEWIS8    Orlin E.7, Isaac H.6, Elisha5, Isaac4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Orlin Elisha and Emma (Case) Oatman, was born at West Hebron, Washington County, New York, 7 October 1895.  He married, 21 March 1921, Amiée Lois Armstrong of Mount Vernon, New York, in Trinity Church in Mount Vernon.  She was born in 1895 and died in 1982.  The family resided at Pelham, New York, near Mount Vernon.


Orlin Lewis served during the first World War.  The following sketch is by his father, Orlin Elisha:


"Orlin Lewis Oatman trained at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, nine months in the 303d Infantry.  Being a good auto mechanic (drivers and repair men were not so plentiful as today), he was transferred to Mobile Ordinance Repair Detachment No. 301.


His regiment left Camp Devens in July, via train to Montreal, Canada, and sailed from there to Halifax where convoy was made up.  They saw submarines on the way across but their escort beat them off.


A few days in England and Chereburg, France, school studying French machine guns before going to the front.  Served in the Battle of the Marne and Argonne Forest. 


After the Armistice, was transferred to the Third Army of Occupation to Coblenz, Germany.  He returned to the United States, September 15, 1919, and was discharged at Camp Dix, N.J. in September 1919.  He resided at 500 Second Avenue, Pelham, N.Y.


Orlin E. Oatman

Salem, N.Y."


Orlin Lewis dropped dead 13 December 1937 of heart failure while at work.  His body was placed in the Woodland Cemetery, Cambridge, New York, until spring or until a lot was decided upon.  A lot was purchased in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, New York, and his body was interred there.


Children of Orlin Lewis and Amiée Lois (Armstrong) Oatman:


6401    Aimée Elizabeth “Bettie,” b. 4 Oct 1922, Pelham, NY; m. Conrad S. Miller (b. 19 Feb 1922, d. 20 Sep 1994) on 22 Jun 1951.  Bettie graduated from Hamilton High School, Elmsford, NY.  She played baritone horn in the high school band and was a member of chorus, student council, hiking club, Hamiltonian staff and Echo staff.  She was a medical assistant prior to her marriage and was later employed for 18 years by Yorktown Central Schools as teacher assistant, secretary, and tutor.  The last eight years prior to her retirement she was library assistant in the fourth and fifth grade school.  Her husband, Connie, also graduated from Alexander Hamilton in 1940 and was a member of the baseball and football teams.  He was employed by Wenco Heating & Cooling until retirement.  The family spent time each summer with her brother Pat’s family enjoying family fun at Naylor’s Beach and Sandbridge, VA.  Children, surname Miller:


                        A         Richard, b. 1952, White Plains, NY, and resides in Stuart, FL (2006).  Rick graduated from Yorktown High School in 1970 where he participated in basketball and bowling.  He studied oceanography at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.  He has found a career in cooking as a chef in finer restaurants and presently is chef at Manero’s, West Palm Beach, FL, from Nov through Mar.  In Apr he travels to Maggie Valley, NC, to work at J. Arthur’s Restaurant, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  He enjoys fishing and likes fly tying in his spare time.


                        B         Janice Elizabeth, b. 1955, White Plains, NY; m. Ronald August Karner (he b. 1957, New York, NY) in Mar 1979.  Reside in Reistertown, MD [2006].  Jan grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY, graduating from Yorktown High School 1973 where she was a basketball cheerleader for three years, played softball for four, baseball for one, and field hockey for two.  She earned a BS from Longwood College, Farmville, VA, in 1977 in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation.  Ronnie graduated from Yorktown High School in 1975; he worked in construction before relocating to Reistertown, MC, in 1978 to work at Black & Decker.  In 1982 he began work at BFPE International, a fire, safety and security company. Children, surname Karner:


                                                  I         Jason Michael, b. 1982, Baltimore, MD; graduated from Franklin High School in 2000 where he played soccer.  He earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice at York College of Pennsylvania in 2004 and is currently employed at BFPE International.


                                                 II        Matthew Eric, b. 1983, Baltimore, MD; graduated Franklin High School in 2001 where he played one year of baseball and was on the wrestling team for three years, and a member of the State Champion Team.  He graduated from Towson University in 2006 with a degree in mathematics.  He is employed by BFPE.


                                                III        Nicholas Adam, b. 1989, Baltimore, MD; currently attends Franklin High School and a member of the basketball and baseball teams.  Will graduate in 2007.


                        C         Aimée Beth, b. 1964, Mt. Kisco, NY; resides Saratoga Springs, NY.  Grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY, graduating Yorktown High School 1982; was a member of the high school diving team, manager of the Boy’s Swim Team, member of National Honor Society.  Received BS in Elementary Education and Special Education in 1986 from State University of New York, Geneseo, NY.  Unmarried 2006.


6402    Orlin Lewis, Jr. “Pat,” b. 8 Apr 1924, Mt. Vernon, NY; m. on 26 Oct 1946, Mildred Lorraine Coleman, who was b. 4 Nov 1925 of Mechanicsville, VA.  They reside in Mechanicsville, VA [as of 1 May 2006].










Sources:           Family records; Aimée West, Mechanicsville, VA



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