5860    MELVIN9     (Milo8John7Eli6, Darius5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1son of Milo and Margaret (Towns) Oatman, was born 15 March 1922.  He married Bernice, daughter of Lester and Martha Myhre Hurst on 10 December 1945. 


Melvin joined the L.A.A. Battery in Brantford, Ontario, on 1 June 1940 and served overseas in World War II.  He was seriously wounded on 20 October 1944, and subsequently returned home.


An obituary of his death, on 20 July 1990, reads:


"OATMAN - MELVIN, while visiting from Vancouver, after moving from Cambridge and formerly Brantford, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 20, 1990, at the Brantford General Hospital in his 69th year.  [Surviving] him is his wife, Bernice, from Vancouver; son Doug, his daughter in law Donna, Grandchildren Nick and Kim and her fiancee, Shawn, all of Brantford; son Roger of Vancouver; daughter Sherry Moco, son in law Joe and Grandsons David, Mark and Adam.  Mel was a personal man and liked by those who knew him.  Veteran of the second world war and a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126, Cambridge, now is survived by his sister, Pauline Stonham, brother in law Bill Stonham, brother in law Charles Smith, sister in law Ruth Oatman and nephews and nieces.  He is predeceased by his parents, two brothers Harold and Victor and a sister Ilean.  Arrangements entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue in Brantford with Rev. Irwin officiating.  Funeral service at 3:30 Monday, Interment at Memorial Gardens, Surry, B.C."


Children of Melvin and Bernice (Hurst) Oatman:


7600    Doug, b. 1943; m. Donna Treffry, May 1965; she b. 1947. Children, surname Oatman:


A         Kim


B         Nickolas


C         Shawn


7601    Roger, b. 20 May 1949


7602    Sherry, b. 28 Jan 1955; m. Joe Moco, 20 Oct 1979.  Children, surname Moco:


A         David


B         Mark


C         Adam




Sources:           Family records



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