Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Ronald Cavot

Male 1890 - 1949  (58 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Ronald Cavot 
    Born 25 Oct 1890  Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1915  Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Aug 1916  Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Feb 1949  Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section 16, Range 8, Grave #3 between Viola Mae Jones and Charles Epperson
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    • R. C. Oldham is Sole Owner Carlisle Store. Former Holder of Half Interest to Devote Time to Duties in Mt. Sterling (News Article)
      Date: 1914-09-01; Paper: Lexington Herald


      R.C. OLDHAM IS SOLE OWNER CARLISLE STORE

      Former Holder of Half Interest to Devot Time to Duties in Mt. Sterling

      CARLISLE, Ky., Aug 31.--R.C. Oldham, member of the firm of R.C. and C. K. Oldham, one of the leading dry goods stores of Carlisle, has purchased the interest of his partner, C.K. Oldham, of Mt. Sterling. C. K. Oldham will return to Mt. Sterling where he will devote all his time to his official duties as Mayor of Mt. Sterling.

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      The Mt. Sterling advocate. (Mt. Sterling, Ky.)
      May 23, 1916May 23, 1916

      PASSES EXAMINATION

      Mr. R. C. Oldham, of Carlisle, a nephew of Messrs A. B. and C. K. Oldham, of this city, passed a splendid bar examination lastweek and was granted license to practice law. Mr. Oldham is known to many of our people.

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      Ronald Oldham Will Move to Winchester Winchester., Ky., July 25 (News Article)
      Date: 1916-07-26; Paper: Lexington Herald

      RONALD OLDHAM WILL MOVE TO WINCHESTER
      (Special to The Hearld)

      WINCHESTER, Ky., July 25.--Colonel Ronald C Oldham, formerly of Carlisle, will locate in Winchester and practice law here. He will have offices in the McEldowney building on the fourth floor. Mrs. Oldham and their young son will come to Winchester about August 1 and the family will occupy the J. R. Letton home on Cresent Avenue.

      Colonel Oldham has the honor of being the first colonel named by Governor Stanley to serve on his official staff. He is a close friend of the Governor, and is said to be slated for State Election Commissioner.


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      Ronald C. Oldham, A Richmond lawyer, at the age of thirty has achieved a m ore than state-wide reputation in his profession and in politics, and h as a great and loyal following of admirers who regard him as one of the mo st promising men in the public affairs of Kentucky.

      Mr. Ronald C. Oldham was born at Richmond in Madison County, October 25, 1 890. This is one of the oldest families of Madison County. Oldham is a Scotch-Irish name, and the first Americans of that lineage established a ho me in Virginia in Colis. The great,great grandfather of the Richmond lawyer Ronald C. Oldham was Hezekiah Oldham, a native of Virginia w ho came to Madison County in middle years and settled on a farm. He w as a man of greatest vitality and vigor. At the age of ninety-six, while helping haul logs, a log rolled off the wagon, striking and killing hi m. His son, C.K. Oldham, was born in Madison County in 1836, served as a colonel in the army of General Morgan, was for two terms sheriff of the county, conducted farming operations on a large scale, and was one of the lea ding democrats of his day. He died in Richmond in 1906. His wife was Susan Ducan, who was born near Richmond in 1837 and is now living at Mount Sterling.

      W.D.Oldham, father of Ronald C., was born in Madison County in 1860, and h as lived in Richmond since his marriage. His name is widely and favorably known over Southeastern Kentucky as a drygoods merchant. He owns a business block on Main Street opposite the Court House, and it is the ho me of his store. He owns much other real estate in the city. He is a democrat, a member of the First Christ Church, and Benevolent and Protective Order of E.

      W.D.Oldham married Mary Ferrell, who was born Madison County in 1869.(This date is not clear.)The Ferrells were an English family, w ere pioneers in Missouri, and from there came to Kentucky. Mary Ferrell is a great niece of former Governor Eagle of Missouri. Ronald C. Oldham, who was born at Richmond October 1896 (again unclear), was the first of four children. His only sister Lucile, died in infancy. His brother Harold is partner with his father in business at Richmond. Almer F. lives at home.

      I guess you probably have this article but I did think it was a great find. Get in politics and somewhere is written your family history. :) If you want the rest of the article let me know. Batha Karr


      The Bourbon news. (Paris, Ky.)
      September 23, 1919, PAGE FOUR

      WINCHESTER HOME BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE

      The home of Col. R. C. Oldham, in Winchester, late candidates for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant-Governor, was badly damaged by fire at2:30 o'clock Saturday morning. The blaze originated on the rear porch, possibly from electric wiring and was discovered by Miss Fannie Collins Crittenden, an aunt of Col. Oldham, who was a visitor at the home.

      The residence is valued at $8500 and was owned by Prewitt Harris. Harris carried $4,000 insurance, which will cover the damage.

      The fire had gained considerable headway when discovered and Col. Oldham and his family barely had time to rescue their clothing and escape.
    Person ID I23076  oldham
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2012 

    Father OLDHAM, William Duncan,   b. 9 Oct 1861, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother FERRILL, Mary,   b. 9 Jun 1864, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1941, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F2083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COLLINS, Adela Lottie,   b. 4 Sep 1891, Boone County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 Jan 1912  Crittenden, Grant County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The Richmond climax., January 24, 1912,

      The marriage of Miss Adela Collins, of Crittenden, and Mr. Ronald Oldham, of Richmond, was beautifully solemnized on Wednesday, Jan. 17th, at the home of the bride's parents. The color scheme was pink and white and the house was lovely with decorations of plants, ferns, palms and large bunches of blooms in all the rooms. Promptly at 3 o'clock Lohengrin's wedding march was played by Miss Jones, of Cincinnati, and the wedding party entered the room. The bride's gown was of white satin, beautifully trimmed in rose lace and pearls, and her long tulle veil was held in place with orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses and lilies of the valley. The bride was attended by Miss Elizabeth Collins, of Lexington; Miss Eleanor Davis, Georgetown; Miss Gretchen Bergmeyer, Dayton. The maids were gowned alike in lovely white charmeuse and carried huge bunches of pink roses. Miss Elizabeth Collins was maid of honor and looked lovely in her clinging robe of white satin. The bride groom had as his best man, Mr. Joe Prewitt Chenault, of Richmond, and Mr. William Oldham, of Mt. Sterling; and Mr. June Smith, of Lexington, as groomsmen. The wedding ceremony was performed in a most impressive manner by Prof.Wren Jones Grinstead, of Richmond; assisted by Rev. Morrow, of Cincinnati. Mrs. Oldham is a most charming young woman with a striking personality. Mr. Oldham is one of our young men in whom we feel great pride. Active, industrious, progressive, and a hustler in business. He is actively associated with his father, Mr. W. D. Oldham in the mercantile business. The happy couple arrived in Richmond Sunday and are at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Oldham on Lancaster avenue. The heartiest wishes of a host of friends is extended Mr. and Mrs. Oldham for a long and happy wedded life.
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Dr. William Edward,   b. 30 Dec 1913, Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1997, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Judge Richard Collins,   b. 4 Feb 1919, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1993, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Marion Durbin,   b. 9 Feb 1920, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1997, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Oct 1890 - Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1900 - Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jan 1912 - Crittenden, Grant County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1915 - Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aug 1916 - Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1949 - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S248] Lee Hoffman.

    2. [S2618] Batha Karr, k3ekzed@gmail.com.

    3. [S2135] 1900 Federal Census, E.D. 41, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Page 5B (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1638] Joe Oldham, (joeoldham@home.com).