Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Edward Alexander

Male 1860 - 1948  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Edward Alexander 
    Born Jan 1860  Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1900  Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1900  Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Journalist 
    Census 1910  Bronx, Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Jan 1948  New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Eminent and representative men of Virginia and the District of ... - William Wirt Henry, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Brant & Fuller, Madison, Wis., pub - 1893 Page 236

      EDWARD A. OLDHAM
      was born in Wilmington, in the state of North Carolina, on the 13th of January, 1860. His ancestry, like that of all the Oldhams in America, goes back to Hugh de Oldham, Bishop of Exeter, after whom the city of Oldham England originally took its name. The father of the subject of this sketch was Alexander Oldham, a native of Orange County, N. C., who was educated at the Bingham school, a famous institution established in that county a century ago. He was afterward a prosperous manufacturer and leading business man in the city of Wilmington. His wife, and the mother of Edward A. Oldham, was a Miss Pipkin, the daughter of a wealthy planter, who was educated in the affluent days of the old south, at the famous Friends' School of Dubre Knight, at Wilmington, Del., where many southern families sent their daughters. She was a woman of rare social charms and intellectual gifts, who personally superintended her son's education until he was prepared to enter select private schools in his native city. In 1874, he entered the Horner school, a North Carolina institution famous for its thoroughness in the languages and belles lettres. He was next a student in Wilson college, at Wilson, N.C., which bore a high reputation for its attention to popular science. His final preparations for a university course were made at Bethel, in Virginia, where he edited the college paper and won the W. W. Corcoran essayist medal. He was to go to Europe and complete his education in Germany, but the serious illness and subsequent death of his mother, and unforeseen business reverses of his father, changed his cherished plans, and he determined forthwith to enter upon his chosen career as a man of letters. His first newspaper work was for the New York Herald. This was in 1879 and from that date to this writing, he has led the active life of a journalist and litterateur. He came to Washington city as a newspaper correspondent in the winter of that year, and for a time worked for the Post and Sunday Capital. He was managing editor of the Daily Commercial News at New Berne, N.C., in 1880, and the following year began the publication of The New South, a Monday morning paper at Wilmington N.C. which he discontinued,, at the end of a year to assume control of the Sentinel, at Winston, N.C. Here he remained four years, and gave that paper the largest weekly circulation in North Carolina, with a single exception. He was associated with alter H. Page, now editor of The Forum, in establishment at Raleigh, N.C., in 1883, of the State Chronicle. He became managing editor of the Daily Hot Blast, at Anniston, Ala., in 1887. During 1888 and '89 he was editor-in-chief of the Daily World and the Sunday Budget, at Charleston, S.C. He next founded the Daily Globe at Durham, N.C., but withdrew in 1890 from active newspaper work, removing in that year to Washington city, where he has since devoted himself to literary work, the while, employed in the preparation of the North Carolina volume of "Stories of the States," the historical series published by D. Lathrop & Co., of Boston.

      Mr. Oldham was the youngest member of the honorary committee under whose auspices the memorable entertainment was given at Booth's theater in New York, in February, 1881, to provide funds for the erection of a fitting national memorial to Edgar Allan Poe. Among the names on the committee were many of the most distinguished writers and actors in this country.

      He is vice-president of the North Carolina Historical society, and a member of the American Historical association, the American Economic society, the American Folk Lore society, and the Association of American Authors. As a member of the American Copyright league, of which James Russell Lowell was president, he did zealous and highly effective service in securing the enactment of the international copyright law.

      Mr. Oldham is a contributor to The Century Magazine, the Harper publications, The Arena, the Magazine of American History and many other leading periodicals. As a writer on technical and industrial subjects, he has contributed to eery leading American journal of that class, and some abroad. He was the first to agitate the subject of a state technological school in North Carolina, and for years he has been regarded as an authority on all matters pertaining to the material side of the south.

      Mr. Oldham was married at Norfolk, Va., on December 1884, to Miss Margaret Andrews. They have two children. Mrs. Oldham is a member of the Georgia family of Andrews, noted for their intellectual gifts. Her father was President C.C. Andrews, of Andrews Cuthbert, in that state.
    Person ID I41445  oldham
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2011 

    Father OLDHAM, Alexander D.,   b. 8 Mar 1832, Orange County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1897, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother PIPKIN, Smitha Ann,   b. 3 Aug 1840, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1882, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Family ID F15071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ANDREWS, Margaret Grest,   b. 1860, Cuthbert, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Dec 1884  Northumberland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Edward A. Jr.,   b. 1886, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Marie Raboteau,   b. 1890, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. OLDHAM, Arthur Andrews,   b. 31 Aug 1895, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F8277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1860 - Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Dec 1884 - Northumberland County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1900 - Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Journalist - 1900 - Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1910 - Bronx, Bronx, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1920 - Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1930 - Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1948 - New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1349] 1880 Federal Census, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Page 74D (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1680] Cemetery Records.

    3. [S2179] http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Delta/5253/genealogy/d0000/g0000069.html#I6380.