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. 


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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