Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Thomas Jennings

Male 1847 - 1885  (38 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Thomas Jennings  [1
    Born 21 Mar 1847  Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 6 Jul 1847  [3
    Census 1850  St Clair, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1856  Mallory Twp., Clayton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  St. Clair Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Mar 1885  Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alt. Death 22 Mar 1888  [2
    Notes 
    • Raised by Andrew and Rebecca Oldham Mock

      Jermines Oldham and Anna Wentz.

      Altoona Tribune March 26, 1885: HOLLIDAYSBURG HAPPENINGS - Mr. Thomas Oldham, of Newry, aged between 36 and 38 years, died Tuesday of measles.

      Interred Newry Lutheran Cemetery, Blair County, PA.

      History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania by By Henry Wilson Storey, Lewis Publishing Company, Lewis Publishing Company

      Irwin M.Oldham, a well known citizen of Portage County, Pennsylvania, is a representative of an old and honored family that emigrated from England to the United sTates, many years ago and settled in Pennsylvania.

      Jennings Oldham, grandfather of Irwin M. Odlham, and the founder of the family in this country, was born in England and emigrated to the United States in early manhood. He settled in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, acquired a farm there, and after some years removed to Dakota, and later to Iowa, where he died. He was connected with the Lutheran church, and his political affiliations were with the Whig party. He married Sarah Mock, of Bedfored county, and they had four children, of whom none are living; Thomas Jennings, Jennings, Rebecca and Mary H.

      Thomas J. Oldham, eldest child of Jennings and Sarah (Mock) Oldham, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1847. He was by occupation a collier and he followed up this in addition to cultivating his farm, which he made very productive. He removed to Newry, Blair county, Pennsylvania, in 1881 and died there March 22, 1888. He was a member of the Lutheran church and a Republican. He married Barbara Mock, daughter of Joseph Mock, of Indiana county, Pennsylvania, and they had children: 1. Sarah A. born October 5, 1873, married Blair Wallace, of Blair county, and had children: Myra, Clarence and Blair. 2. Irwin M., of whom later. 3. Ida M., born 1877, married Elmer Harris, of Roaring Springs, and has children; Ruth and Irwin. 4. Aaron G. born 1878, died in infancy. 5. Amos, born 1881 died in infance. 6. Joseph E., born 1883, resides at home.

      Irwin M. Oldham, second child and eldest son of Thomas J. and Barbara (Mock) Oldham, was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1875. He received a good eduction through personal effort outside of the schoolroom, taking a course in literature at the Scranton School of Correspondence and a paid up complete commercial course. This indicates plainly the characteristics of the man, showing that he is progressive, industrious and has a determination to fit himself for any and all exigencies. Upon attaining a suitable age he learned the butcher business, which he has since followed. He worked in Altoona six years and then came to Portage, in 1901, where he bought the market and fixtures of W. H. Mondy. He conducted this market for one year and then bought some property, the dwelling upon which he remodeled as a home for himself, and erected a market on the same plot of ground. This he conducts very successfully. He has many private customers and also supplied the miners with immense quantities of meat. He was appointed agent for the Adams Express Company, June 25, 1906. He is a stanch Republican and is a member of the borough council. He is a member of the Lutheran church, and of the following organization: Lodge No. 226, Inights of the Golden Eagle, of Newry; G. W. Weaver Castle, No 949, K of A. E. O. aof Altoona; and America Lodge, No. 123l American Protective Union.

      He married, June 17, 1896, Ida M. Leighty, daughter of David Leighty, of Blair county, Pennsylvania. They have two sons; David E. born March 1, 1898, 2. Chester W. born June 26, 1900

      1850 Federal Census, St. Clair Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Jemima Oldham 34
      Ann Oldham 33
      Michael Oldham 4
      Thos J Oldham 1
      Jane Oldham 14
    Person ID I20170  oldham
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2013 

    Father OLDHAM, Jennings,   b. Abt 1818,   d. 1855, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother MOCK, Sarah Ann,   b. 1817, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Family ID F8214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MOCK, Barbara,   b. 21 Apr 1847, Blue Knob, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Nov 1872  Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Sarah Anna Catherine,   b. 5 Oct 1873, St. Clair Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Irvin Marcus,   b. 3 May 1875, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1922  (Age 47 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Ida Minnyor Ada May,   b. 10 Feb 1877, St. Clair Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. OLDHAM, Aaron Garber,   b. 14 Apr 1879, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1879, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Amos,   b. 28 Dec 1881,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. OLDHAM, Joseph Elmer Or Elmore,   b. 9 Sep 1883, Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F8213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1847 - Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - St Clair, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Iowa State Census - 1856 - Mallory Twp., Clayton County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - St. Clair Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Nov 1872 - Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Mar 1885 - Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S39] History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania, Henry Wilson Storey, (N.p.: Lewis Publishing Company, Lewis Publishing Company, n.d.), 463. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S679] Kevin Howley.

    3. [S3518] WFT #992*3, (WFT Vol 3).