Oldham Family History

OLDHAM,  Charles E. Beverly

OLDHAM, Charles E. Beverly

Male 1854 - 1924  (70 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, Charles E. Beverly 
    Born 9 Feb 1854  Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Dallas, Ohio County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Twp 62, Range 15, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1885  [3
    Newspaper Reporter 
    Occupation 1887 
    Printer 
    Census 1910  Ward 6, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Jun 1924  Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Oldham, Charles E. Beverly
    Oldham, Charles E. Beverly
    Death Certificate
    Buried 5 Jun 1924  Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • Bob Kay notes:

      Died very suddenly at home in Jefferson City, Missouri 7: 30 a.m., per family book. Per the State Republican Newspaper, Jefferson City, Missouri: 1 Dec 1892 - "We wonder why Charley Oldham don't grow long as well as broadwise". 12 July 1894 - C.B. Oldham writes of the methods of pratice in the state's high court. He wrote state news for almost 40 years. He was known by hundreds of Missourians as "Charley". He was a correspondent for the Kansas City Star, The St. Louis Globe Democrat and the St. Louis Republic. He came to Kirksville, Missouri as a young child and was a printers apprentice there, funeral services were held in Jefferson City, Mo at 3 o'clock Thursday, June 5, 1924. Honorary pallbearers were former Gov. D. Gardner, Judges W. W. Graves, R. F. Walker and A. M. Woodson of the Supreme Court, former State Supt of Schools W. T. Carrington and Charles A. Winston, active pallbearers were J. H. Edwards, George Hupe Jr., Henry Dewyl, attorney general Jesse W. Barett, A. Brandenberger and Henry Asel.

      Charles E. "Beverly" Oldham was a native of Wheeling, West Virginia, born there 9 February 1854 when it was still Virginia. He was brought to Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri as a small boy. There, while a youngster, he started on hissrorking as a printer's apprentice. In 1885, he went to Jefferson City, Missouri, to become the representative for the St. Louis Republican newspaper. for eleven years, he "covered" the news that "broke" around the State Capitol, Supreme Court and penitentiary.

      Clara Ferguson met Charlie Oldham while her father was caretaker of the U.S. Cemetery in Jefferson City, Missouri. Charlie knew how to get the girl as you can see by reading the message on a card to Clara (found below):

      Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 10, 1884 "Esteemed Friend, Clara:
      I take pleasure in adding my token of friendship with so many others. Space is against me for a lengthy opinion, and consequently, I will only subscribe the following:
      'For my comparison I see
      The majesty of natural grace,
      And learn how good, how fair can be
      A quite, reassuring face' Sincerely Your Friend C. B. Oldham "

      "Charley", as he was known to his collegues in the newspaper business, went to St. Louis, Missouri in 1896 where he went to work as a reporter on the St. Louis Republican. He returned to Jefferson City in 1906 where he took up the dutiesoetan newspapers of the state, the Kansas City Star and the St. Louis Republican. He left the Republican in 1912 for the St. Louis Globe Democrat.

      Writing a special article for the State Republican in 1894, C.B. Oldham used that byline with a subtitle "In the Supreme Court" to write on some practices of Missouri's high court. One comment still sounds familiar in 1997, "the people artystem of prosecution that too often results in a complete defeat of justice."

      Still using his byline of C. B. Oldham, Charley, as he was now known by hundreds of Missourians, was still showing insight 30 years later. Appearing in the St. Louis Globe Democrat May 31, 1924 was an article on Rural School Districts. Cynchools, wisely predicting the system of highways then being built would enable the entire Missouri school system to combine into practical districts. His statement was that the little red school house had served it's mission in 1924, bigger and better schools were needed.

      "Charlie" was his wife's name for him. They were popular in Jefferson City's social scene and attended many formal balls held in the State Capitol Building. Unforunately, that social life was the undoing of his marriage. It was a sad ti. Oldham who turned to her parents for help. They were living, then, in Keokuk, Iowa in a large house provided for her father as Superintendent of the National Cemetery. Clara took all of their children and moved to her parents.

      Charley was alone for the remainder of his life. Charles B. "Beverly" "Charlie" "Charley" "C.B." Oldham died at his home in the morning of 3 Jun 1924. Cause of death read "cirrhoses of the liver" on his certificate of death. The funers aection of his position within the community. They were held at his home Thursday, Jun 5th. Honorary pallbearers were former Governor D. Gardner, Judges W.W. Graves, R. F. Walker and A.M. Woodson of the Supreme Court, former State Superintendent of Schools W. T. Carrington and Charles A. Winston. The State Attorney General was one of the active pallbearers. His daughters, Mrs. Edward Renard and Miss Clara Oldham, and son John Oldham, attended the funeral from Keokuk. A sister, Mrs. John Houser, of Des Loges, Missouri; a niece, Mrs. Ross Campbell of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and a nephew, Jimms Oldham of Chicago, were there. In Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at the head of Laura Oldham Greens grave, is Charles B. Oldham 1854-1924.

      CHAS. B. OLDHAM and Clara Ferguson were united in marriage
      Wednesday Evening, Sept. 10th, 1884 at 8 o'clock at the residence of her parents on East High Street, Jefferson City. Following are their children, all born in Jefferson City, MO. except Clara Odell (Pete) who was born in Keokuk, Iowa

      1860 Federal Census, Dallas, Ohio County, Virginia, USA
      John M Oldham 36
      Isabel A Oldham 36
      Charles B Oldham 6
      Ada C Oldham 4
      Willis D Oldham 2
      Oldham 2.12
      Samuel H Oldham 15
      Maggie Powers 14

    Person ID I12534  oldham
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2015 

    Father OLDHAM, John Miller,   b. 6 May 1824, Ohio County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1896, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother ARMSTRONG, Isabella A.,   b. 7 Jul 1823, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1905, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F4662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FERGUSON, Clara Mira,   b. 19 Jan 1862, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1953, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1884  Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced Bef 1910  Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1910 Federal Census shows divorced.
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, John F.,   b. 10 May 1885, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1971, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Harriet Beverly,   b. 13 Oct 1886, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1950, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Mary Isabel "Maime",   b. 15 Feb 1888, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1944, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Frederick E.,   b. 21 Sep 1892, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1979, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Louise Dallmeyer,   b. 14 Nov 1895, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1992, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Clara Odell Pete,   b. 17 Nov 1897, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1897, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F5578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1854 - Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, 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 - Twp 62, Range 15, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Sep 1884 - Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Bef 1910 - Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1910 - Ward 6, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1924 - Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Jun 1924 - Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Oldham, Charles E. Beverly<br>  1854-1924
    Oldham, Charles E. Beverly
    1854-1924


  • Sources 
    1. [S144] Death Certificate.

    2. [S1476] Marcia Rothman, mjrothman@comcast.net.

    3. [S3503] Bob Kay.

    4. [S3101] 1880 Federal Census, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, Page 94C (Reliability: 3).