Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Ardell Hite

Male 1914 - 1994  (80 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Ardell Hite 
    Born 17 Jan 1914  Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Art OLDHAM 
    Died 22 Apr 1994  Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Obituary
    Buried Grandview Cemetery, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Cause of death - heart attack.

      From obituary notice: Mr. Art Oldham, age 80, of Eminence died suddenly Friday, April 22, 19 94 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. He was a native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a retired engineer with Eminence Speaker for 26 years, a member of t he Masonic Lodge, Springfield, Pennsylvania and a member of Eminence Chris tian Church.

      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Mitchell Oldham, Eminence; one daughter, Mrs. Phelps (Judy) Anderson, Hopkinsville; two sons: Danny G. Oldham, Hardin, Kentucky and Jeffrey C. Oldham, Austell, Georgia; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

      Memorial graveside services will be at the Westmont Cemetery, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, at a later date.

      Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Eminence Christian Church or Hospice of Louisville.

      From "The Christian Visitor" of the Eminence Christian Church:
      (The following comments made by Tom Page in last week's Sunday morning Worship Service concerning Art Oldham)

      Art was a good man and we all will miss him very much. He request ed no funeral service but we want to take a few moments in our Worship Service to remember Art. Art was a deacon and exemplified that office by serving cheerfully and se.llgularly in the nursing homes and visited in the hospitals. Art was a hospice volunteer. He took youth on various trips including church camp, lock-ins, and was ready, willing and able to help out on a moment's notice. Art liked to teach but he liked even more to learn. A good teacher is always learning, always growing. Last Sunday, Art was teaching the Friendship Class. I stuck my he ad in and noted the class was full - no empty seats. I said, "Wow, what a great turnout!" Art said, "Of course, look who's teaching."

      Art was crusty on the outside but had a generous, loving heart on t he inside. Art's live is a powerful testimony as to how Christ can change a person to become a new creation. I loved the way Art spoke and prayed. His prayers always cue matter and weren't submerged in a lot of gobbledygook. Art never put on a show. He was genuine. He was also very affirming. Often he would call me up Sunday afternoon to comment about a sermon. He would commend an article or editorial in the newspaper for my reading. One of the great expressions Art oft en left me with was, "Don't sweat the little things." Jesus put is another way when he said, "Do not be anxious about your life.....Consider the lillies."

      ?and further in the church bulletin:

      ?Our Christian Sympathy to the family of Art Oldham who died suddenly of a heart attack last Friday. Art was a fine Christian who meant so very much to all of us. He was a regular caller in the nursing homes, a hospice volunteer, a member oeriendship Class, and the healing service. Art helped out with the youth from time to time taking youth to church camp, lock-ins and providing various other transportation services. He was a deacon and lived out the serving nature of that office in a most exemplary way. Art liked to teach but he enjoyed learning even more. Even at 80, he was an avid reader and anxious to learn more and more about the God he had come to know and the Lord he served. We will miss Art. He wanted no funeral service, only a brief memorial at some time in the future in Pennsylvania at the graveside. Our prayers are with Helen who needs our love and support.?

      Jan, I appreciate all of the work you?ve done on the Oldham genealogy: the web site you?ve created is one of the best I?ve seen. If all of this stuff I?m sending is more than you want/need please don?t hesitate to let me know. My understanding of this research is marginal: I?d love to contribute to your efforts but don?t want to become a pain.

      I doubt you remember, but I contacted you a few decades back about the Oldham clan. You were laying a new floor ? in the kitchen? ? and your hubby was just confirmed as a Stephen Minister. You generously provided me your data for which I am thankful. Take care and God Bless.
      Cordially,
      Jeff Oldham


      Subject: OLDHAM.FTW Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 08:07:14 -0600 From: "Oldham, Jeff C." To: "'Jan Oldham'"

      Dear Jan,
      About two years ago we corresponded via e-mail and you sent me a text file of your research into the Oldham family genealogy. First, I wa nt to thank you so much; I've enjoyed reading this information. I've finally finished typing th
      y Tree Maker a nd I am including that file with this message. I added to the tree information about my father and mother, Ardell Hite Oldham and Helen Elizabeth Mitche ll: Son of Jacob Hite Oldham & Sarah Turner and daughter of Emmett Mitchell a nd Georgia Chrisman. I was looking on the web page http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op= DESC&db=old ham &id=I29025 with information provided by you and thought you might like t he updated information. I did not know how to send just the part of the fil e that I've added. Also included is an RTF file to help you find what I di d-I found out how confusing all those names can get in just a couple of generations; especially when they keep repeating the Christian name! I h ope this is of value to you. I told you back then that I had many old photographs and I am just beginning to develop resources that will all ow me to scan these and I will send them to you as I can get this done. I have also begun to poll my maternal aunts and uncles and as I get information, will update my tree and if you like will forward the information to you as I hope you will relay information to my via this address if you can. This has been a lot of fun and I can't thank you eno ugh for all you've done. If you have any tips for keeping, maintaining, expanding my archives, I would appreciate it.

      Take care, God bless and hope to send you some photos soon.

      <> Cordially Jeff Oldham
    Person ID I28992  oldham
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2013 

    Father OLDHAM, Jacob Hite,   b. 21 Feb 1883, New Paris, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1960, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother TURNER, Sarah Jane,   b. 21 Oct 1884, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1966, Paducah, Mccracken County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F9882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MITCHELL, Helen Elizabeth,   b. 7 Apr 1918, New Paris, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 2005, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Judith Helen
     2. OLDHAM, Daniel Eugene
     3. OLDHAM, Jeffrey Clark
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F11252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jan 1914 - Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1994 - Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grandview Cemetery, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Miscellaneous 2 miscellaneous

  • Sources 
    1. [S1369] Jeffrey C. Oldham.

    2. [S1680] Cemetery Records.