535      LEAMAN6     Ruben Bates, Isaac, George, John, Johannes), son of Ruben Bates and Sally (Benedict) Oatman, was born 27 November 1828 in Vermont.


On 1 February 1854, in Vermont, he married Ann Elisa Parson ("Pearsons", per daughter Lucy's death certificate).


The family lived for a time in Arlington, Vermont, later moving to Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, and then Kingston, Minnesota.


Children of Leaman and Ann Elisa (Parson) Oatman:


1725    Franklin, b. 12 May 1857, Manchester Twp., Bennington Co., VT


1726    Lucy Ruth, b. 25 Mar 1874, WI; d. 26 Nov 1931, Portland Emanuel Hospital, Multnomah Co., OR; bur. Clearwater, MN, 3 Dec 1931.  At death, Lucy was a resident of Kelso, Cowlitz Co., WA.  She was a schoolteacher for 30 years and died unmarried of cancer at age 57 yr, 8 mo, 1 dy.


1727    Mary


1728    Ira, b. 22 Oct 1873, Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI; d. 14 Aug 1952; m. 1) Nellie Beda Shoberg, 5 Nov 1892; she d. 18 Mar 1895.  He m. 2) Jane Cynthia Collins, 27 Jun 1899.  She was b. 19 Apr 1877 and d. 22 Dec 1931. Ira was a blacksmith by trade in Kingston, MN, until 1912, when he sold out and moved to Clearwater, MN.  There he bought the shop from Mr. Whitney, where he had learned the trade.  He was forced to retire in late 1945 due to ill health.





Clinton D. Oatman, Fairbault, MN (son of #1728, Ira)
International Genealogical Index
Death certificate of Lucy Ruth Oatman

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