Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Blanche Lizabeth

OLDHAM, Blanche Lizabeth

Female 1859 - 1938  (79 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, Blanche Lizabeth 
    Born 16 Jan 1859  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Dallas, Ohio County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Triadelphia, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Valley Brook, Osage County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1900  Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Ward 2, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  District 32, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 May 1938  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Marcia Rothman Research notes: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~marcie/american/ostory.html

      Finding Blanche Lizabeth Oldham's Mother My quest to find my great grandmother, Blanche Oldham, mother's name started with a tin picture of a younger woman with faint writing on the back in pen. The writing said "Mother's mother died when mother was 16 months old". It was addressed to Mrs. J.M. Hodgen, My great Grandmother. The handwriting is suspected to be her daughters Ann E. Hodgen Hardy. I do not know who wrote the address.

      Here are the clues and the process I undertook to identify Blanche's mother


      1. Blanches maiden name was Oldham A. Ann E Hodgen states her mother's name was Blanche Oldham, Marriage Record of Everett, Washington #3044 17 Dec 1908

      B. Blanche's , Robert Hodgen, states her maiden name was Oldham; Letter about the Hodgen family written by Robert Hodgen in 1971


      2. Blanche had a half brother by the name of Bazil Oldham, his father w as Samuel Oldham Jr and his mother was Sally Wirt. A. death certificate of Bazil Oldham stating his father's name was Samuel Oldham and mother was Sally Wirt

      B. A biography of Samuel Oldham Jr in the History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia

      C. Entry in Grandma Ann E. Hodgens autograph book, signed Uncle Bazil

      D. Census record 1880 Belmont County, Ohio Bellaire 1st Ward sheet 64, Barzillia, age 2, son of Samuel Jr and Sarah Oldham


      3. Blanche's oldest brother had a last name of Oldham A. picture with Grandma Ann's handwriting "Mother's oldest brother's daughter Molly Oldham"

      B. Census 1870 in Samuel Oldham's Jr household, the oldest male child is Samuel Oldham III, age 5, Ohio County, WVA, Tridelphia town, page 5

      C. Census 1880 in Samuel Oldham's Jr household Samuel III age 15 is s on of Samuel Jr and Sarah, same census of Bazil in Bellaire, Belmont Count y, Ohio

      D. Census in 1900 Washington County Pennsylvania West Finley Township she et 5 page 346 lists Samuel Oldham III age 34 with a daughter named Moll ie age 11

      E. A biography of Samuel Oldham Jr in the History of the Pan-Handle, We st Virginia


      4. Blanche had a half sister named Jennie E. Oldham A. Jennie was listed with Blanche in Samuel Oldham's Jr household in the 1860 and 1870 census, in 1860 she was listed as Ellen J and in 1870 she was listed as Jennie

      B. picture with writing on the back in Grandma handwriting "Uncle Robert Patterson married Mother's oldest half sister Jennie E. Oldham


      5. Blanche Lizabeth Oldham's father was Samuel Oldham, Jr A. Blanche's half brother was Bazil Oldham and his father was Samuel Oldh am according to the 1880 census

      B. Blanches oldest brother was Samuel III and his father was Samuel Oldh am according to the 1880 census

      C. 1860 to 1880 census shows Blanche was in the same Samuel Oldham Jr household, in 1860 and 1870, as Bazil Oldham was in, in1880

      D. Blanche was in the household of Samuel Oldham Jr in Census 1860 Ohio County West Virginia Post office Dallas page 546, listed by her nickname ,Lizzie B, for Blanche Lizabeth, age 1, born Pennsylvania and again in Samuel Jr household in the Census 1870 Ohio County West Virginia Tridelphia To wn page 106 listed by name Elizabeth, age 10 born Pennsylvania (census tak er's misspelling, should have be Lizabeth)


      6. Samuel Oldham Jr, father of Blanche, is the son of Samuel Sr and Rebecca Oldham of West Virginia A. census 1850 Ohio County, Virginia 44th District page 11, Samuel Jr , a ge 23, born Virginia, is in the household of Samuel Sr, age 58, and Rebecc a, age 60, both born in Pennsylvania

      B. census 1860 Ohio County West Virginia post office Dallas page 546 . Sam uel Jr, age 33, born Virginia, is in the household of Samuel Sr, age 69 a nd Rebecca, age 70, Ellen J and Lizzie B. is listed under Samuel Jr b ut no mother is listed

      C. Samuel Jr is named in the will of Samuel Oldham Sr., husband of Rebecc a, Ohio County Will book 5, page 248, 20 March, 1876.


      7. Ann E. Hodgen's Great Grandfather, Samuel Oldham Sr, father of Samuel Oldham Jr, died in Ohio County, West Virginia, 10 March 1876 and is buried in West Alexander, Pennsylvania A. Burial Records in a letter from Audra Wayne of Genealogy Society, Wheel ing, WVA B. Will of Samuel Oldham Sr, 20 March, 1876, Ohio County, WVA, wi ll book 5, page 248

      8. Blanch L Oldham had an Aunt named Sarah M Oldham, married name Cook, ni cknamed Aunt Sade. Sarah M Oldham, born in Cambridge Ohio, 25 March 1833, is the daughter of Samuel M. Oldham. A. death certificate of Sarah M Cook, Coupeville, Island County, Washington, 8 Dec 1915

      B. Picture of Howard Cook written on back in Ann E Hodgen's handwriti ng " Howard Cook (Aunt Sade Cook's youngest son) Aunt Sade was Mother's Au nt.

      C. 1850 census Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio page 274 shows a Sarah M O ldham born 1833 in the household of Samuel M Oldham.

      D. Samuel Oldham's obituary in the Jeffersonian news paper, Aug 7, 1890


      9. Ann had an Uncle Isaac Oldham, born 7 Dec, 1837, who was the son of Sam uel Oldham, (Ann was mistaken, Isaac was her Great Uncle and her mother, B lanche's, uncle) A. Census 1850 Cambridge, Ohio page 274

      B. Samuel Oldham obituary in the Jeffersonian newspaper, Aug 7, 1890

      C. biography of Isaac A Oldham in the History of Guernsey County, Oh io by Carchet

      D. Four generation picture, taken at Mackey in Cambridge, Ohio. Writt en on the back in two different handwritings, one older than the other, t he older one says " 1889" at the top then down from the date it is writt en ....

      in 81 year

      " 53 "

      " 27 "

      " 3 " next to the 1889 date, in Ann E Hodgen's handwriting, it is written " My G reat Grandfather Oldham. Next to each of the ages in Ann E Hodgen's handwr iting, it is written.....


      Great Grandfather His son Isaac Uncle Isaac's daughter

      her son


      10. Blanche Oldham's Grandfather was Samuel M Oldham of Cambridge, Ohio. A. Four generation picture

      B. Sarah M Oldham was her aunt

      C. Isaac A Oldham was her uncle


      11. Blanche Oldham's mother died A. tin picture of a young women, written on the back in Ann E Hodgen's han dwriting "Mother's mother died when mother was 16 months old"

      B. Picture of a women taken at O. C. Henry, Bellaire, Ohio, written on t he back in Ann E Hodgen's handwriting "Mother's Step Mother"


      12. Samuel M Oldham had a daughter named Mary Jane Oldham A. 1850 census Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, page 274, Mary J Oldha m, age 15, born Ohio, in the household of Samuel M Oldham.

      B. Mrs Mary Jane Oldham obituary, from the scrapbook of Sarah M Cook in t he possession of Mrs. Argent of Coupeville, Washington, she is a great gra nddaughter of Sarah Cooks


      13. Samuel Oldham Jr married Mary Jane Oldham 4 Feb 1858, in Guernsey coun ty, Ohio A. Marriage record

      B. License record

      C. Obituary of MRS. Mary Jane OLDHAM

      D. Mortality census Wheeling, WVA, for person who died during the year end ing 1st June 1860, states she is married.


      14. Blanche L. Oldham birth date was 16 January 1859 A. Record of Funeral


      15. Mary Jane Oldham died 16 months after the birth of Blanche Oldha m, on May 25 , 1860 in West Alexandria, Pennsylvania A. Obituary of Mrs. Mary Jane Oldham

      B. Mortality census Wheeling WVA, for person who died during the year endi ng 1st June 1860

      C. Burial record, buried in Dallas Cemetery

      D. Tin Picture with writing on back stating Blanche's mother died when Blanche was 16 months old


      16. Blanche's mother was born in Ohio. A. Death certificate


      In the light of the evidence I have, my conclusion is the mother of Blanc he L Oldham is Mary Jane Oldham, daughter of Samuel Marling Oldham, and her father is Samuel Oldham, son of Samuel Oldham, Sr.
    • (Research):
      1880 Federal Census - living in household of Robert F. and Jennie E. Patterson
    Person ID I11755  oldham
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2011 

    Father OLDHAM, Samuel,   b. Jul 1823, Ohio County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1892, Belmont, Belmont County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother OLDHAM, Mary Jane,   b. 1835, Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1860, West Alexander, Donegal Twp., Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Family ID F5269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HODGEN, James Montague,   b. 7 Feb 1843, Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1916, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1883  Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. HODGEN, Ann Elizabeth,   b. 11 Jun 1884, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1960, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. HODGEN, James Montague Jr.,   b. 27 Mar 1886, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1929, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. HODGEN, Robert Samuel,   b. 16 Mar 1888, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1974, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Photos 3 Photos
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F5277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1859 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Dallas, Ohio County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Triadelphia, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Valley Brook, Osage County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1883 - Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Ward 2, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - District 32, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1938 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 3 Photos

  • Sources 
    1. [S1476] Marcia Rothman, mjrothman@comcast.net.

    2. [S2839] 1880 Federal Census, Valley Brook, Osage County, Kansas, Page 176B (Reliability: 3).