Oldham Family History

OLDHAM,  George Emmett

OLDHAM, George Emmett

Male 1870 - 1934  (64 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, George Emmett 
    Born 3 Mar 1870  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1900  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 10 Nov 1934  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried 12 Nov 1934  Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Stanley<br>  George Emmett and Laura Belle Stanley Oldham<br>  1870-1934............1862-1923
    Stanley
    George Emmett and Laura Belle Stanley Oldham
    1870-1934............1862-1923

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    • History of Fayette County, Barrows 1915:"Member of the Primitive Baptist c hurch, local lodges of the Knights of Pythias and the Improved Order of R ed Men, in the affairs of which organizations he takes a warm interest." B orn on the family homestead.
      George E. Oldham was reared in Jennings Township, Fayette County, Ind iana, receiving his schooling in the local schools there, and has lived th ere all his life, following the vocation of farming, in which he has be en successful. He ren 1896, wh en he began farming on his own account and he now owns a well kept fa rm of one hundred and ninety five acres in Jennings Township, about thr ee miles east of Connersville,where he and his family are very pleasant ly and very comfortably situated. Mr. Oldham is a republican and has ev er taken an earnest interest in local political affairs, but has not be en a seeker after public office.

      George Emmett Oldham, one of Fayette county's well-known and substantial f armers, a member of one of the county's oldest families and the propriet or of a farm of nearly two hundred acres in Jennings township, about thr ee miles east of Connersville, is a native of this county and has lived he re all his life. He was born on a pioneer farm about one-half mile sou th of Lyons Station, in Jennings township, March 3, 1870, son of Geor ge W. and Emeline (Mullen) Oldham, both of whom were born in this count y, members of pioneer families, and whose last days were spent here.

      George W. Oldham was born on that same farm, June 9, 1840, son of Willi am and Mary Ann (Johnson) Oldham, the former of whom was born on the sa me farm, a son of Elder Stephen Oldham and wife, Rebecca. Elder Stephen Ol dham came to Indiana from eastern Tennessee and entered a tract of land fr om the government in the southeast quarter of section 22, Jennings townshi p, this county, about 1810 or 1811, the farm where W. E. Brown now live s. He w-as a minister of the Primitive Baptist church and he and his wi fe were constituent members of the New Bethel Baptist church, organiz ed in 1814, and he was pastor of the same until his death in 1834, o ne of the most influential pioneer residents of the eastern part of this c ounty. On that pioneer farm William Oldham grew to manhood. In additi on to his general farming he was long engaged as a dealer in live stock a nd became one of Fayette county's best-known citizens. He was kill ed in a runaway accident when his son, George W. Oldham was nine yea rs of age. George W. Oldham grew up on the farm on which he was born a nd in the summer of 1857 married Emeline Mullen, who also was born in th is county. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted for service in the Uni on army as a private in Company A, One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Regimen t, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served with that command for nearly thr ee years, serving in the armies of General Thomas and General Sherman. Up on the conclusion of his military service he returned to the home farm a nd was there engaged in farming until a year after his wife's death in 187 4, when he moved to another part of Jennings township, about three and one -half miles east of Connersville, where he continued farming for year s. In 1900 George Mr. Oldham was elected sheriff of Fayette county, as t he nominee of the Republican party, carrying every ward and township in t he county, and served in that capacity for four years, at the end of whi ch time he returned to the farm and there spent the rest of his life, h is death occurring in January, 1914. He was a member of the Primitive Bapt ist church, in the local congregation of which he was one of the leading w orkers, and was a member of the local post of the Grand Army of the Republ ic, of the local lodges of the Knights of Pythias and of the Red Men, a nd a member of the Patriotic Sons of America, in the affairs of all of whi ch organizations he took a warm interest.

      George W. Oldham was twice married. In the summer of 1857 he married Emeli ne Muller, a member of one of the pioneer families of Fayette county, a nd to that union eight children were born, one of whom died in infancy a nd seven of whom grew to maturity. Of these latter, Sylvester A. Oldham di ed in 1900 and Jesse K. died in January, 1917. The four survivors are, bes ides the subject of this sketch, Charles F., Mrs. Mary Isabel Melbourne, W illiam and Mrs. Gertha Riggs. After the death of the mother of these child ren, George W. Oldham married Sarah Elizabeth Ferguson, who died in Januar y, 1907, she having preceded her husband to the grave about seven years. T hat second union was without issue.

      George E. Oldham was reared in Jennings township, receiving his schooli ng in the local schools there, and has lived there all his life, followi ng the vocation of farming, in which he has been successful. He remain ed at home until after his marriage in 1896, when he began farming on h is own account and he now owns a well-kept farm of one hundred and ninety- five acres in Jennings township, about three miles east of Connersville, w here he and his family are very pleasantly and very comfortably situate d. Mr.Oldham is a Republican and has ever taken an earnest interest in loc al political affairs, but has not been a seeker after public office.

      On January 12, 1896, George E. Oldham was united in marriage to Laura Bel le Stanley, who also was born in Jennings township, this county, about o ne mile south of Lyons Station, a daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth (Grime s) Stanley, the former of whom was born in Tennessee and the latter, in In diana, who were well-to-do and substantial residents of the eastern pa rt of this county. Nathan Stanley was born in Campbell county, Tennesse e, in 1810, son of Garland and Nellie (Noble) Stanley, and was about elev en years of age when he came to Indiana with his mother in 1821, his fath er having died in Tennessee in 1813, the family settling in Union count y. In 1824 he came over into Fayette county with his mother and settl ed in Jennings township, where she died in 1840 and where he also spent t he rest of his life, his death occurring in 1893. Nathan Stanley was a go od farmer and became the owner of nearly three hundred acres of land lyi ng south of Lyons Station. He was an earnest Republican and ever took an a ctive interest in local political affairs.

      Nathan Stanley was twice married. About 1838 he married Mary Golden, who d ied in 1855, leaving eight children, Preston, Rush, Edwin, Sarah, Lewis, E liza, Stephen and Elizabeth. In 1856 Mr. Stanley married Elizabeth Grime s, who was born in the neighboring county of Union, and to that union fi ve children were born, those besides Mrs. Oldham being Frank, Samuel, Robe rt and one son who died in infancy.

      Mr. and Mrs. Oldham have one child, a son, George Heher Oldham, who was bo rn on January 19, 1899. They are members of the Primitive Baptist church a nd Mr. Oldham is a member of the local lodges of the Knights of Pythias a nd of the Improved Order of Red Men, in the affairs of which organizatio ns he takes a warm interest.


      "History of Fayette Counties, Indiana" published by B. F. Bowen & Co. Indianapolis, IN 1917


      1900 Census shows servant Benjamin Richardson and Robert G. Stanley, partn er living with the couple. Robert is a brother of Laura Belle Stanley Old ham

      Emmett's sister, Getrude Oldham Riggs and her husband were living two hous eholds down the page. The Riggs family living between them was probably t he family of Rosie R. Riggs, husband of Gertrude.

      Connersville (Fayette County, Indiana) News-Examiner Saturday 10 Novemb er 1934

      GEORGE E. OLDHAM DIES OF PNEUMONIA Was Former Jennings Trustee, County Councilman - Services Monday George Emmett Oldham, 64, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Fayette Memorial ho spital where he had been a patient since Monday. Death was due to pneumon ia. Mr. Oldham, whose home was three miles east of the city, in Jennin gs township, had served a term as township trustee, and for several yea rs was a member of the Fayette county concil. He was a member of the R ed Men's and K. of P. lodges of Alquina, and of the New Bethel Baptist chu rch at Lyonsville. Survivors are a son , Heber Oldham; and two grandchild ren, Laura Naomi and Eleanor Ann, of east of the city; a sister, Mr s. R. R. Riggs of Connersville; and a brother, Will Oldham of Cambridge Ci ty. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the New Bethel Bapti st church, with Elder Baker of Charleston, Ill., officiating. Burial wi ll be in Lyonsville. Friends may call at the home this evening and unt il the hour of the services. Before death Mr. Oldham requested that the re be no flowers at the funeral.
    Person ID I504  oldham
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2014 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-12345 OLDHAM, Robert Forsythe (9 Sep 2013)

    Father OLDHAM, George Washington,   b. 9 Jun 1840, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1914, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother MULLEN, Emeline,   b. 12 Feb 1840, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1874, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 SPIVEY, Mira,   b. Abt 1872, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1891  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 STANLEY, Laura Belle or Laurieanne,   b. 1862, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1896  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, George Heber,   b. 19 Jan 1899, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1992, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 SOMMERS, Ada Belle,   b. 18 Oct 1879, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Jan 1927  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Name: George Emmett Oldham
      Birth Date: 03 Mar 1870
      Birthplace: Fayette Co., In
      Age:
      Spouse's Name: Ada Belle Reibsomer
      Spouse's Birth Date: 18 Oct 1879
      Spouse's Birthplace: Fayette Co., In
      Spouse's Age:
      Event Date: 29 Jan 1927
      Event Place: Fayette Co., In
      Father's Name: George W. Oldham
      Mother's Name: Emaline Mullen
      Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Jefferson Sommers
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Nancy Whittaker
      Race: White
      Marital Status:
      Previous Wife's Name:
      Spouse's Race: White
      Spouse's Marital Status:
      Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M57392-1
      System Origin: Indiana-EASy
      GS Film number: 1869790
      Reference ID: bk 6 pg 144



      Citing this Record:
      "Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XF79-Q45 : accessed 03 Aug 2014), George Emmett Oldham and Ada Belle Reibsomer, 29 Jan 1927; citing reference bk 6 pg 144; FHL microfilm 1869790.
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F20699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1870 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Oct 1891 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jan 1896 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1900 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1910 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jan 1927 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1934 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Nov 1934 - Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Oldham<br>  Charles Freemont and George Emmett with Emaline Mullen Oldham
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    Charles Freemont and George Emmett with Emaline Mullen Oldham

    Typical Oldham's in their new car!
    Oldham, George Washington
    Oldham, George Washington
    Family Portrait

    Top, L-R, William Oldham, George Emmett Oldham, Jesse Kirkpatrick Oldham & twin, Sylvester Oldham, Charles Freemont Oldham Front, L-R, Gurtha J. (Gerthie) Oldham Riggs, Sarah Ferguson Oldham, George Washington Oldham, Mary Isabelle Mollie Oldham Melbourne
    Oldham, George W.
    Oldham, George W.
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    George Washington Oldham Family


    Documents
    Oldham, George Emmett<br>
1870-1934
    Oldham, George Emmett
    1870-1934

    Death Notice

    Obituary
    Union Cemetery
    Union Cemetery
    WPA Index

    Page 208

  • Sources 
    1. [S1873] History of Fayette County, Indiana; Her People, Industries & Institutions, Frederic I. Barrows, (1915).

    2. [S1252] 1880 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, Page 99D (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2284] Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana Records.

    4. [S2784] Headstone.

    5. [S1592] Marriage Records, Fayette County, Indiana, Pat Wadle and Phillip Junkins, (Transcribed 1985).

    6. [S3115] Mary Jo Yancy.

    7. [S3189] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959.