Oldham Family History

OLDHAM,  Reverend William Abner

OLDHAM, Reverend William Abner

Male 1843 - 1910  (66 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, William Abner 
    Prefix Reverend 
    Born 12 Oct 1843  Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  District 2, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  District 1, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  District 1, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1870  [3
    Minister 
    Census 1880  Dog Fennel, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1883-1893  Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    College President, Christian College 
    Christian College<br>
Columbia, Missouri
    Christian College
    Columbia, Missouri

    Census 1900  Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1907  Nortonville, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Apr 1910  Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Oldham, Reverend William Abner<Br>
1843-1910
    Oldham, Reverend William Abner
    1843-1910

    Death Certificate
    Buried 22 Apr 1910  Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Two families claim Rev. William A. Oldham, David Dodge and Susan Phelps Chenault Oldham as well as David D. and Martha Patsey Tate Oldham. More research is needed to determine which is the correct family.

      Wm. Miller History pg 515: Rev. William Abner Oldham was born in Madison County, Kentucky in 184-. He was educated at the State University in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a regular ordained minister of the Christian Church. A Christian gentleman, of fine standing, not only in the church of his choice, but with all who know him. He is not very tall, but of very heavy and stout build. He emigrated to Missouri, and now lives in Nortonville, Kansas. He attended the Kentucky and Madison County Home Coming in 1906, where he met greeting with greeting, of his many relatives and friends of his younger days. He married Miss Talitha Evans of Fayette County, Kentucky, his home county before his emigration therefrom westward.

      Kentucky University Alumni Book 1861-1896
      WILIAM ABNER OLDHAM, A.B. '71, Lexington, Ky. Born in Madison Co., y., Oct. 13, '43. Spent early life on farm in Fayette Co., entering K.U. in '63 for one year, afterwards completing course. Minister Shelbyville, (Ky.) Christian Church, '71-3; Prin. Lexington Public School, No.3, '73-'81; then chosen State Evangelist of Ky.; Pres. Christian College, Columbia, Mo., '83-'93; then Financial Agt. Femal Orphan School, Fulton, Mo., afterwards preaching at DeSoto, and now minister at Carthage, Mo.

      Parents were David and Susan Phelps Chenault Oldham per his death certificate

      Carthage, Jasper, Missouri. Bet. 1883 - 1893 President of Christian College in Columbia, MO (1) Christian College, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1836-1986, http://www.umsystem.edu/whmc/invent/0038.html, George S. Bryant took over the presidency from Rogers in 1877. Six years later he resigned, and the board appointed William A. Oldham as president. Through Oldham's efforts a chapel was built, the library enlarged, and improvements made on the physical plant. He also supervised the addition of a fourth floor to the original college mansion.

      Oldham, Mary Oldham, William A. (1843-1910). (2) Hale, Allean Lemmon, Petticoat Pioneer, The Christian College Story 18 51- 1951, (1956, Columbia College, Printed by Artcraft Press, Columbia, Missouri), 100-113.

      Source 1: Occupation 2: 1870 Minister 1870 United States Federal Census, William I and David D OLDHAM, District 1, Fayette, Kentucky. Source 2: Occupation 3: 1880 Clergyman 1880 United States Federal Census, William and David OLDHAM, District 58, Fayette, Kentucky. Source 3: Occupation 4: 1900 Minister 1900 United States Federal Census, William OLDHAM I, Carthage, Jasper, Missouri. Source 4: Residence: 1907 Nortonville, Kansas Miller, William Harris, History and genealogies of the families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh, and Brown (illustrated), (Richmond, Ky., 1907, c1906,
      Source: Notes Christian College, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1836-1986 http://www.umsystem.edu/whmc/invent/0038.html George S. Bryant took over the presidency from Rogers in 1877. Six years later he resigned, and the board appointed William A. Oldham as president. Through Oldham's efforts a chapel was built, the library enlarged, and improvements made on the physical plant. He also supervised the addition of a fourth floor to the original college mansion. Oldham, Mary Oldham, William A. (1843-1910)

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      CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
      THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1900

      MARRIED THIRTY-FIVE YEARS

      Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Oldham Tendered an Anniversary Party.

      Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Oldham was very pleasantly surprised last evening by the member of their church on this occasion of the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage.

      After they had gone to prayer meeting a few ladies, with Miss Lila's assistance, beautifully decorated the bay window with plants and flowers, which place was set apart for the "bride and groom" to stand and receive congratulations. They had received a handsome bouquet of La France roses in the afternoon but did not think of any further demonstration.

      The received some handsome, and quite a number of useful, presents. The bride carried a large a large bouquet of white china asters.

      The Rev. P. D. Vermillion made a humorous address is presenting the numerous gifts to Mr. and Mrs. Oldham. Among other things he gave a laughable account of the confusion of the "justice of the peace," who, according to his story, performed the original ceremony, mixing up legal terms with biblical expressions, and finally closing with a great flourish of the language of the law.

      In his response the Rev. Mr. Oldham said the "justice of the peace" part was entirely imaginary on the part of Mr. Vermillion but he would tell a joke on himself when he went to engage the minister to perform the ceremony. He acknowledged being greatly embarrassed, and in his hurry started off without telling the good old preacher when the weeing was to take place, and it took a lot of yelling after him to get him to stop long enough to allow the pastor to remind him of his omission.

      The marriage of Rev. and Mrs. Oldham took place in Fayette county, Kentucky on September 12, 1865, and was the 816th solemnized by that minister.

      The company stayed last night until about 10:30 and were entertained by a couple of solos by J. T. Wallace and an instruments as well as vocal solo by Miss Lila Oldham. The rest of the evening was spent in conversation.

      Rev. Abner Oldham Suddenly Stricken (News Article)
      Date: 1910-04-14; Paper: Lexington Herald

      News was received in Lexington yesterday morning that Rev. Abner Oldham of Kansas City, Mo., formerly a noted preacher, suffered a stroke of paralysis Monday while visiting his daughter in Carthage, Mo., and is in a serious condition.

      Dr. Oldham has been prominently connected with colleges and churches of the Christian church for the last fifteen or twenty years in Missouri, since leaving Kentucky. He is well known over this State and has several relatives and friends in the city and county.

      1850 Federal Census, District 2, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
      David Oldham 35 shown as doldham
      Susan Oldham 33
      Elizabeth Oldham 11
      Abner Oldham 8

      1860 Federal Census, District 1, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
      D D Oldham 48
      S P Oldham 43
      A M Oldham 16
      C M Wallace 25
      Ann E Wallace 22

      1870 Federal Census, District 1, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
      Wm N Oldham 26
      Talitha Oldham 23
      Susan Oldham 3
      Amelia Oldham 1

    Person ID I6211  oldham
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2015 

    Father OLDHAM, David Dodge,   b. 1 Jan 1812, Muddy Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother CHENAULT, Susan Phelps,   b. 13 Jan 1817, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1869, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F2859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EVANS, Talitha,   b. 6 May 1847, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1923, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1865  Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Julie,   b. 1867, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Susan,   b. 7 Jan 1867, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1917, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Amelia,   b. 1869, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Mary Frazier or C,   b. 10 Oct 1871, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1926, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. OLDHAM, William Abner Jr,   b. Feb 1873, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1938, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Silas Evans,   b. 8 Sep 1876, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1954, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Lila,   b. 26 Nov 1880, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1959, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F2875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1843 - Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - District 2, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - District 1, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1865 - Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - District 1, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Dog Fennel, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - College President, Christian College - 1883-1893 - Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1900 - Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1907 - Nortonville, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Apr 1910 - Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Apr 1910 - Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Oldham, Rev. William Abner<br>  1843-1910
    Oldham, Rev. William Abner
    1843-1910

    Oldham, Reverend William Abner
    Oldham, Reverend William Abner

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] Death Certificate.

    2. [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), 515 (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. [S2293] 1880 Federal Census, Dog Fennel, Fayette County, Kentucky, Page 122B (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S2914] Chris Cox.