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OLDHAM,  Lura Rosealee

OLDHAM, Lura Rosealee

Female 1896 - 1987  (90 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, Lura Rosealee 
    Born 26 Jan 1896  Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Oldham, Charles Fremont<br>
1858-1922
    Oldham, Charles Fremont
    1858-1922

    Family Bible

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    Gender Female 
    Census 1910  Waterloo Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Known Residence Michigan, USA 48053 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SSN Issued Aft 1951  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Jan 1987  Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Perry Mount Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Lived in Pontiac, Michigan at 1556 Alma Street

      ----- Original Message ----- From: Jan Oldham To: bilgerfamily@sbcglobal.net Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 6:36 PM Subject: RE: Mrs Kelly Osborne Genealogy


      We have very little information on Lura's side of the family. We know th ey moved to Pontiac Michigan and that she had a son, Joseph. That's abo ut all we've been able to find.

      Since Mary Alice was a Leonard, I think you may be on the right trace abo ut Rose. It's so funny, the babysitter I had for my children when they w ere young was named Rose Leonard. but she lived here in Indianapolis.

      Had no idea about Lura's great nephew. We visit the Union Cemetery whe re the old family is buried about once a year. It's a beautiful place. S tephen Oldham donated the land for it and we think the house next door w as probably originally Stephen's. The foundation is flagstone and the bas ement is dirt. We asked the gentleman living there if he knew the histo ry of the property, but he didn't have any idea. Just have to find ti me to rummage through the Connersville Courthouse.

      Kathy Bilger wrote: HI Jan, I have no idea either. It doesnt make any sense. Mary Alice was born in 1 857, way way before Sylvia. The obit says that Mary Alice is the sist er of Mrs. Osborn Kelly of Laurel. Lura was my great aunt so I would thi nk that someone would have mentioned Sylvia. I keep wondering if they mea nt Osborn's mother Rose was the sister of Mary Alice. There must be an ex planation somewhere. Along the way, I have been piecing together all the old families of Columb ia Twp. The Oldhams, Leonards, Messersmiths and such were all intermarrie d. Mary Alice was a Leonard and her grandma was a Messersmith. I stopped out to visit Lura and Great grandpa George, Great Grandma Mary A lice etc. Did you know that Ben Sweeney, who is a nephew of Lura's, tak es care of the grave? Kathy Bilger


      Kathy Bilger My new e-mail address is bilgerfamily@sbcglobal.net. -----Original Message----- From: Jan Oldham [mailto:jan_oldham@sbcglobal.net] Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 12:48 AM To: dbilger@htdconnect.com Subject: Mrs Kelly Osborne Genealogy


      I don't see how they could have been sisters. Sylvia Mae was born 22 J ul 1900. Sylvia was a sister of Lura Oldham Braddock. Lura was my husban d's Aunt. She was his father's favorite sister. We have several pictur es of her when she was young. ************************************************************************** ************************************************************************** * ----- Original Message ----- From: Kathy Bilger To: 'Jan Oldham' Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 9:41 AM Subject: RE: Mrs Kelly Osborne Genealogy


      HI Jan,
      We know a bit more about Aunt Lura. I remember meeting her several ti mes when I was a kid. She was very close with my grandma and my great Au nt Anna. From what I have been told, the three of them were very tigh t. There was a lot of vinhigan and India na with the young couples. My grandfather was one of several boys in t he family and they were all close and so were their spouses. Lura ga ve my grandfather a gun which was a special piece. He collected guns and r efinished them. After my grandmother died, Lura's brother made her ask f or the gun back. Grandpa was furious and refused to speak to her. He d id give her the gun. She ended up living in a Section 8 seniors housi ng in Pontiac. My dad used to go out and visit her. Ben Sweeney did to o. Ben is the grandson of Bertha Braddock who was much older than the re st of the group.
      Lura Oldham Braddock is buried in a very nice cemetery in Pontiac alo ng with most of the other Braddocks. They are all there except my grandfa ther, grandmother and Lura's son. Joseph is buried a few miles away in Wh ite Chapel Cemeterydids. He suffered fr om diabetecs most of his life. Lura only had him.
      The Leonards were a big family in Columbia twp. It appears there w as quite a group that moved to Iowa, lived there for several years and mov ed back. I dont know why. It has been a case of piecing it together thro ugh the census recordsa but I cant te ll if her married name was Leonard or she was an unwed mother. She marri ed when Mary Alice was young to a William Carrol but he died in the Civ il War.
      We are planning a hunting trip to Connersville in the summer time. Th ere are some Leonards and Messersmiths at the Lyonsville cemetery. The la st time we went, we only had time to get to the health dept, the courthou se and the public lir


      Kathy Bilger My new e-mail address is bilgerfamily@sbcglobal.net. -----Original Message----- From: Jan Oldham [mailto:jan_oldham@sbcglobal.net] Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 6:36 PM To: bilgerfamily@sbcglobal.net Subject: RE: Mrs Kelly Osborne Genealogy


      We have very little information on Lura's side of the family. We know th ey moved to Pontiac Michigan and that she had a son, Joseph. That's abo ut all we've been able to find.

      Since Mary Alice was a Leonard, I think you may be on the right trace abo ut Rose. It's so funny, the babysitter I had for my children when they w ere young was named Rose Leonard. but she lived here in Indianapolis.

      Had no idea about Lura's great nephew. We visit the Union Cemetery whe re the old family is buried about once a year. It's a beautiful place. S tephen Oldham donated the land for it and we think the house next door w as probably originally Stephen's. The foundation is flagstone and the bas ement is dirt. We asked the gentleman living there if he knew the histo ry of the property, but he didn't have any idea. Just have to find ti me to rummage through the Connersville Courthouse.

      Kathy Bilger wrote: HI Jan, I have no idea either. It doesnt make any sense. Mary Alice was born in 1 857, way way before Sylvia. The obit says that Mary Alice is the sist er of Mrs. Osborn Kelly of Laurel. Lura was my great aunt so I would thi nk that someone would have mentioned Sylvia. I keep wondering if they mea nt Osborn's mother Rose was the sister of Mary Alice. There must be an ex planation somewhere. Along the way, I have been piecing together all the old families of Columb ia Twp. The Oldhams, Leonards, Messersmiths and such were all intermarrie d. Mary Alice was a Leonard and her grandma was a Messersmith. I stopped out to visit Lura and Great grandpa George, Great Grandma Mary A lice etc. Did you know that Ben Sweeney, who is a nephew of Lura's, tak es care of the grave? Kathy Bilger


      Kathy Bilger My new e-mail address is bilgerfamily@sbcglobal.net. -----Original Message----- From: Jan Oldham [mailto:jan_oldham@sbcglobal.net] Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 12:48 AM To: dbilger@htdconnect.com Subject: Mrs Kelly Osborne Genealogy


      I don't see how they could have been sisters. Sylvia Mae was born 22 J ul 1900. Sylvia was a sister of Lura Oldham Braddock. Lura was my husban d's Aunt. She was his father's favorite sister. We have several pictur es of her when she was young.

      ************************************************************************** ************************************************************************** ** > The Bilger Family wrote: > > > Dear Jan, > > i am researching the Braddock family and found this website with the > > help of the researcher jerry braddock. I recognized Aunt Laura. I > > remember her from long ago. Clarence was my grandfather's brother. M y > > dad and I used to go visit her at the apartment in Pontiac. She was o ne > > neat person. She used to call my dad Bobbily. > > Do you have any Braddock info I can use? I am looking to find the > > parents of Clarence and Vern(my grandpa). Can I copy the photo? > > Thanks, > > Kathy

      Subject: Re: braddock Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 22:37:47 -0400 From: The Bilger Family To: joldham@indy.net

      Dear Jan, This story has an unhappy ending. I remember Lura ( we called her Laur a) from visits with my dad. I checked with my mom for more information. She was a sweet, gentle soul. She lost most of her assests to her brother. Lura h ad tons of old pictures and antiques. My dad tried to look out for her. she enoy ed her apartment in Pontiac. It was a tiny place, what they would call assist ed living now, in sight of the Silverdome.
      Her son, Joseph, died from complications of diabetes several years ag o. Mom said he worked in a pop factory or bottling plant and drank gallons of pop daily. Mom and Dad went to the funeral. She remembers the bapist ministe r making a.hink this was back in the 1980 's. I don't believe he ever married or had kids.
      One of these days, I am going to have to come down to Indiana and see Connersville for myself. All the family gatherings I can remember were in Indianapolis at the Conners home. They were my great aunt and uncle and a lso good friends. It one time they all had p lans to live on the same street in Indianapolis.
      I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Thank you for adding a pie ce to my puzzle. I will look to see what pictures I have. My grandpa left the goo d stuff unlabeled and I am slowly figuring it out! kathy


      Subject: Re: Lura Oldham Braddock Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 13:49:29 -0400 From: Sharon J Kountz To: joldham@indy.net

      Hi - this is interesting. Who is the letter from?

      As Orville died first (he was living with Carl & Lucille), then Lucille. Carl "took up" with a lady friend and I think she moved in with him. I ha ve know idea what happened to all their stuff, but will try to find out wh at I can.

      Who is the brother this person speaks of?

      Jan Oldham wrote:

      > Thought you might find this interesting. If memory serves me correctly, > Lura stayed with Carl and Lucille after Clarence died. Wonder if > someone in that family still has the old family pictures.

      Subject: Re: braddock Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 20:22:21 -0400 From: The Bilger Family To: joldham@indy.net

      Dear Jan, I will have to probe my mother's memory for more information. I am fairly sure that Clarence and Lura married in Indianapolis or Conners ville around WW 1. I remember Uncle Tom saying that several of them were supposed to r eport for duty at the same time and they were not to get married. They got married anyw ay on New Year's day. I don't know the year. I have one weird clue. I know that Bertha Braddock and the Lynch girls wo rked at the Taggart bakery before they married. I am betting that Lura worked there t oo. I was told it was in Connersville. I learned that the mayor of Indianapolis w as Taggart about this time so I wonder if it was in Indianapolis. The Fayette County Libr ary does limited research I am sending a request letter to them. I am not really good on areas of Indianapolis since I am Michigan bre d. I believe a lot of the family llived on Raymond street on the north side. Uncle Tom m anaged a grain elevator. The Connersville bunch was all really tight with each other. Great hearing from you, Kathy

      Jan Oldham wrote:

      > Do you or your mother have any idea which brother ended up with the phot os? There > was Carl, Clarence, and William Walter. If memory serves me correct ly - Lura went > to live with Carl and his wife Lucille in Richmond, IN (just up the ro ad from > Connersville) in her later years. Somewhere I have a letter from Lucil le to one of > her sons that mentions Lura staying with them and how Lura and Carl wou ld fuss at > each other. > > I wonder if they all planned to live in the Irvington area of Indianapol is. One of > their aunt's lived in Irvington and that's where my husband's father m et his mother. > > Carl's grandson ended up with the Charles Freemont Oldham family bibl e, but his > ex-wife was kind enough to send me copies of the pages if you are intere sted. I > have them on disk and can e-mail all kinds of information on the fami ly to you. > > My husband remembers his father talking of how difficult life was for Lu ra after she > married Clarence Braddock. He always had the feeling there was possib ly some abuse > of some sort, but in that day and age, one didn't speak of such things. > > Let me know what pictures I can send you. I've collected quite a b it on this > particular Oldham family over the years. I still haven't been able to f igure out > where Lura met Clarence Braddock though. Can't find a marriage record a nywhere. > > Jan >

      Subject: Re: braddock Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 14:10:41 -0500 From: The Bilger Family To: joldham@indy.net

      Dear Jan, I would like you to know that I found and visited Lura Oldham Braddock 's grave. She is buried at Perry Mount Park Cemetary in Pontiac, Mi. She is near her husband. I have had no succe ss in locating her son's grave. The older woman who runs the place told me that several years ago Lura came to visi t. She was in a wheelchair and with a yong man. Her impression was that they walked over. Lura's home was clo se enough. The young man was most likely her nephew Ben Sweeney. I have a copy of the death certificate now: Lura Rosalee Oldham Braddock was born on Jan. 26, 1896 ( the same day as h er best friend and sister in law). She died on Jan 2. 1987. Her parents were Charles Fremont Oldham and Elizabeth Brown. She di ed of a heart attack. Her husband died in 1966, William Clarence Braddock. She lived very close to her in laws f or many years. Her two best friends were Mary BRaddock and Annie Conners. Kathy

      Jan Oldham wrote:

      > Lura's family grew up in the Primitive Baptist faith, then later Claren ce joined the Christian Church Disciples > of Christ. He was an evangalist and travelling minister for many yea rs before he left the church and started > working with the Credit Unions. He helped form the very first ones in t he country. > > The Bilger Family wrote: > > > Hi Jan, > > Thanks for the information. It was quite interesting. I am especial ly interested in the Baptist Church. > > The Braddocks were Southern Baptists for the most part. Several h ad to convert to catholic to purchase land > > in Florida. I heard that the Braddocks had a real problem with my gra ndmother being catholic. > > > > Lura's husband was named William Clarence Braddock not Clarence Braddo ck as I was told. It seems that a lot > > of the braddocks prefered their middle names to their first name s. I did find out they are both buried in > > Perry Mount Park but their son Joseph is not. Mom can't remember whe re Joseph is buried though she remembers > > going to the funeral. > > > > Thanks for the info, > > Kathy > > > > Jan Oldham wrote: > > > > > The Oldham family came to Fayette Co., IN abt 1820. They were o ne of the first families to settle > > > there. Lura's grgrandfather, Stephen Oldham and his brother John ca me up from Sevier Co., TN to purchase > > > the land. Stephen organized the first Primitive Baptist Church in t he area - New Bethel Baptist. It's > > > still standing and is used a few times during the year. The land t he church sits on, as well as Union > > > Cemetery which surrounds it, were originally part of the Oldham home stead. There is a small house next > > > to the Church and Cemetery which we believe was either Stephen's hou se or his grandson, William's house. > > > > > > I thought Lura only had one son. Do you mean her husband and so n? Her brother was also named Clarence. > > > He was my husband's father. We have some pictures here of the ear ly family if you're interested. > > > > > > Jan > > > > > > The Bilger Family wrote: > > > > > > > Dear Jan, > > > > I was working on something else and thought you might be intereste d. Lura Oldham Braddock is buried > > > > at Perry Mount Park Cemetary in Pontiac. Her husband is also ther e. I found out that the Braddock > > > > boys used their middle names so Clarence Braddock is really Willi am Clarence Braddock died Nov 26, > > > > 1966 age 79. both born in Connersville, indiana. The Braddocks c ame to Connersville around 1870, do > > > > you know when the Oldhams came? I think they appear on the 1850 c ensus. > > > > I ahve a couple of old pics of Lura I will jpeg after football sea son, I hope. > > > > kathy > > > >
    Person ID I140  oldham
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2013 

    Father OLDHAM, Charles Freemont,   b. 23 Aug 1858, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1922, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother BROWN, Elizabeth Jane,   b. 27 Aug 1869, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1925, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BRADDOCK, William Clarence,   b. 11 Dec 1886, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1966, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 May 1924  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Oldham, Charles Fremont<br>
1858-1922
    Oldham, Charles Fremont
    1858-1922

    Family Bible

    Marriages
    Children 
     1. BRADDOCK, Joseph O.,   b. Abt 1926,   d. 1 Aug 1953, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1896 - Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1910 - Waterloo Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLast Known Residence - - Michigan, USA 48053 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 May 1924 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN Issued - Aft 1951 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 1987 - Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Perry Mount Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Oldham, Charles Fremont<br>
1858-1922
    Oldham, Charles Fremont
    1858-1922

    Family Bible

    Marriages

  • Sources 
    1. [S2497] 1900 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana.

    2. [S521] Family Bible, Charles Freemont Oldham.

    3. [S144] Death Certificate, #3992 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S2784] Headstone.

    5. [S1592] Marriage Records, Fayette County, Indiana, Pat Wadle and Phillip Junkins, (Transcribed 1985).