Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Hezekiah Kie

OLDHAM, Hezekiah Kie

Male 1869 - 1912  (42 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, Hezekiah Kie 
    Born 17 Jan 1869  Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Elliston, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name Kie OLDHAM 
    Occupation Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Kentucky State Senator 
    • Secretary to Gov. Eagle
    Died 5 Jan 1912  Tuscon, Pima County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oldham, Hezekiah Kie<br>
1869-1911
    Oldham, Hezekiah Kie
    1869-1911

    Death Certificate
    Buried 8 Jan 1912  Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Notes 
    • Histories and Genealogies - Wm. Miller, Page 553

      A son of William Kavanaugh Oldham and Jacintha Catherine Brown his wife, was born in Madison County, Kentucky, Jan 17, 1869, when a youth went with his elder brother William, each on horse back, from Richmond to Lonoke, Arkansas, in which state he has since made his home, and where he completed his education, at a Baptist College at Texarkana, and afterwards graduated in a school of law.

      His profession being that of a lawyer. Was private secretary to Governor Eagle, whilst Governor of that State. Was attorney for various tribes of Ute Indians representing them in causes pending in the United States Court of Claims, for damages for Indian depredations and depredations of others against the Utes, and he went over the western states and territories taking depositions in the cases, and in which cases he was very successful. He was also attorney for Cuban American Claimants in causes pending in the United States Tribunals for damages caused by the Spanish American war, which the United States in their treaty with Spain in some manner assumed the liability, and spent the fall of 1903, till the summer of fall of 1904, on the island of Cuba, taking depositions in the cases, which are as yet undetermined.

      He married Caroline Weeden, daughter of Captain William Weeden of Woabaseeka, Arkansas, and he owns a home in Little Rock, the Capital of the State of Arkansas, where they live. No children have been born to them. Mr. Oldham recently received from the Democrats of the senatorial District in which the City of Little Rock is, the nomination as a candidate for State Senator, and was elected (see Part 6, Chap 23)

      The Arkansas Daily Democrat, further said:

      "Kie Oldham was born in Madison County, Ky., in 1869. He is a son of William Kavanaugh Oldham and Jacinatha Kate Brown, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of Virginia. He is a brother of Mrs. James P. Eagle, and of the Hon. W. K. Oldham, Representative from Lonoke County. He came to Arkansas in 1884. He graduated from Ouachita College in 1889 and in 1893 entered the University of Virginia, completing his law studies in June, 1894. He was admitted to the bar Oct. 3, 1894, since which time his home and law office have been in Little Rock. His most conspicuous service in the Senate was rendered in the passage of the bill providing for the re-annexation of Argenta to Little Rock, in the passage of the Fellow Servant Bill, which bears his name, and as chairman of the joint committee on the State Capitol.

      "Senator Oldham has been considered to be one of the leading members of the upper house. His hundreds of friends regretted exceedingly his determination to not stand for the Lieutanent Governorship. As chairman of the State Capital Committee, Senator Oldham came into close contact with the greatest proposition brought to the attention of the General Asssembly. In that position as presiding officer of this committee, he displayed the best in the man. Careful, conservative, yet energetic, and possessed of a determination to get at the heart of every point presented, he was of invaluable aid to the committee, and incidentally to the state of Arkansas. Senator Oldham is one of the most beloved members of the senate. While he fought strenuously many measures which came before the upper body, he never for once lost the high esteem of every member.

      "In the Argenia re-annexation fight, he was a moving spirit. And at the same time he desired the right to be done, and to give every interest and person a fair hearing. When the Lee-Browning bill came up for discussion, Senator Oldham was found battling for the business interests of the state and each have but further endeared him to the people."

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      Kentucky Register of Richmond, Kentucky issue of Jan 19, 1912:

      Obituary

      "To pay fitting tribute to the dead is at once so sad and difficult an office as to make one who mourns the loss, as a kinsman and friend, feel most keenly his small ability in comparison with what is due. Death is the veil which covers the flight of a spirit from this life to the great beyond, and yet it seems to those who mourn for him that such a life of usefulness and cheerfulness as was that of Senator Kie Oldham was all too short. He was a native of this county, being a son of Mr and Mrs. W. K. Oldham, and early in life took up his home in Arkansas. He passed away on January the fourth in Tucson, Arizona, where he had gone for his health. His short life of forty three years was marked for its great cheerfulness and satiring industry. He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Weeden, of Arkansas, she being a granddaughter of Governor Pettus, of Alabama, and a grand niece of U. S. Senator Pettus of Mississippi. She was an example of devotion to her husband, and studied his every want. Senator Oldham's brothers and sisters, who are living are Dr. I. B. Oldham, of Muskogee, Oklahom a, Senator W. K. Oldham of Lonoke, Arkansas and Mrs W. H. Miller and Mrs. John Doty of this City. As a kinsman, Senator Kie Oldham was ever most thoughtful, devoted and tender, as a husband he was a model for all men; as a student he was a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. As a lawyer he was a success, having won nine hundred cases in the Federal Courts of Washington City, as well as gaining for himself an excellent practice in Little Rock. As a public servant he amply fulfilled his trust and won for himself the esteem of all who knew of his record in the Arkansas Senate; and as a Kentuckian he was all that embodies manly courage, true chivalry and untiring devotion to his relatives and friends. Such was the life of this Kentuckian transplanted to another State, and we who grieve over his absence, have no doubt that the passing of his spirit was but its entering into a newer, a fuller and a better day. John Doty, Jr."


      The Richmond climax. (Richmond, Ky.)
      January 24, 1912, Section Two

      Death of Senator Kie Oldham

      The following beautiful tribute to the late Senator Kie Oldham was contributed by a friend of many years personal acquaintance and published in a Tuscon (Arizona) newspaper;

      "In the death of former Senator Kie Oldham, who was buried during the past week in Little Rock, Ark, Tuscon has lost a staunch friend. He came to this city something over five years ago, after having suffered more than two years from tuberculosis. He was compelled to return to his home in Arkansas on two occasions on account of business matters, and each time suffered a relapse. Notwithstanding this, the climate of Tucson each time enabled him to rally, and he never lost an opportunity to advise a suffering friend to come here. Up to the time of his death he was gradually improving and his sudden end came as a bolt from a clear sky. Just a few days prior to his death Senator Oldham had bought a number of lots near the Country Club and intended to build a residence and make Tucson his permanent home.

      "He was born of a distinguished family of Kentucky, but at an early age removed to Arkansas. His brother-law-, ex-governor Eagle, was chief executive of the latter state from 1888 to 1892, and during that time Kie Oldham was his private secretary. After leaving this position he began the practice of law in Little Rock, and rapidly rose to distinction in his chose profession. Just about the time he contracted the fatal malady he was elected to the state senate from the Little Rock district. He was out west for his health, but returned to perform his duties and to assist in passage of some important laws, among which was a bill for the establishment of a tuberculosis sanatorium, of which he was the author. He lived to see this institution in successful operation and was justly proud of it.

      "Besides being possessed of a brilliant intellect, he was affable, courteous, kind and considerate, a man of strict integrity and unsullied honor. These qualities were enough to cause him to be respected and loved by all, but he also constantly visited among the afflicted to cheer and encourage them and to assist them in every way. He loved his friends and in turn was loved by them, and his sudden taking off prostracted them as the death of no other would have done.

      "The blow, however, fell with terrific force upon his devoted wife. For years she had nursed him with unceasing care and ministered to his every want with unexampled zeal, but the grim reaper suddenly destroyed her hopes which had never failed before.

      "God will not permit such devotion and love to go unrewarded. They will meet again and may He guard and keep her till that day."


      Death of Kiah Oldham.

      A telegram, received Saturday morning, announced the death, Friday, January 5, at Tucson, Arizona, of Mr. Kiah OLDHAM. Mr. OLDHAM was born and reared in this county, being a brother of Mrs. W. H. MILLER and Mrs. John DOTY, and of the late Mrs. J. P. EAGLE, wife of Gov. EAGLE of Arkansas. He located in Little Rock, Arkansas, some years ago. He was about 40 years old and a lawyer of prominence, was a member of Arkansas State Senate from which body he resigned on account of poor health and had spent most of his time for several years in Arizona in search of health. He was a consumptive and finally life had to yield to that dread disease. He was married but had no children. His remains will be interred in the Little Rock cemetery tomorrow. His sister. Mrs. W. H. MILLER left yesterday to be present at the interment.

      Published: The Richmond Climax, January 10, 1912.
      Richmond, Kentucky


    Person ID I4599  oldham
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2017 

    Father OLDHAM, William Kavanaugh,   b. 11 Nov 1821, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1899, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother BROWN, Jacintha Catherine,   b. Albemarle County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1880, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WEEDEN, Caroline,   b. 8 Dec 1874,   d. 2 Aug 1956, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jan 1869 - Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Elliston, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Kentucky State Senator - - Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1912 - Tuscon, Pima County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
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    1869 - 1912


  • Sources 
    1. [S248] Lee Hoffman.

    2. [S894] 1880 Federal Census, Ed 75, Madison County, Kentucky, Page 481C (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S364] Histories and Genealogies of the Families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh and Brown, Wm. Miller, (http://www.archive.org/details/historygenealogie00mill).

    4. [S1680] Cemetery Records.

    5. [S2994] Obituary, (In File).

    6. [S3372] Death Records, Arizona 1870-1951.