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Bertha Luella Oatman

Female 1870 - 1958  (87 years)


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  • Name Bertha Luella Oatman 
    Born 3 Aug 1870  Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    No Name 1901  Middleton, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Bertha Luella Oatman and Frederick A. Mabee appeared on the
      census of 1901 Middleton, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada1
      Mabee Frederick W M Head M Aug 22 1868 32 b. Ont. German
      Baptist Farmer
      2 Mabee Bertha L F Wife M Aug 2 1869 31 b. Ont. Holland
      3 Mabee Vearol F Daughter S Nov 30 1892 8 b. Ont.
      4 Mabee Marie A F Daughter S Jul 19 1898 2 b. Ont.
    Memo 7 Jan 1908  Goshen, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Obituary of, her father, Oliver Oatman:
      The death of Oliver Oatman, of Goshen, one of our best known
      citizens, occurred at the family residence on Thursday, Dec.
      31st, after an illness of several months. Mr. Oatman was born
      in Jefferson County, York State, and came to Canada with his
      parents in his infancy, being only one year old. His parents,
      who were of German and English extraction, settled in Norwich
      Township about seventy years ago, Mr. Oatman remained with his
      parents till married, and then settled on a farm near
      Springford. Twenty-eight years ago he removed to Middletown
      township (Goshen) where he has since resided. He was married
      nearly forty-seven years ago, at the age of 24, to Margaret
      Earls, who with four children still survive him, Oscar and
      Elmer residing in the family residence, Orin, a farmer, living
      near by, and Mrs. Fred. Mabee, who also resides a short
      distance from the homestead. Mr. Oatman was one of the ten
      children of the late Darius Oatman, three of whom survive him
      -- Mrs. C. Moore and Luther, of Springford, and Darius of
      Tillsonburg. His father has been dead about 28 years. Mr.
      Oatman has been nearly a life-long Baptist, having been
      baptised 42 years ago by the late Elder Robert Smith, near
      Springford. He has also been a deacon of Goshen church for 26
      years, and was always willing and ready to forward the work of
      Christianity. His greatest desire was to see others brought to
      a saving knowledge of the truth. He remained steadfast and
      faithful to the ennd [sic], waiting patiently for the Lord to
      take him home, his last words being, "O Lord, take me home." In
      his younger days he was a great lumberman, very few being able
      to compete with him handling logs. He was also a great lover of
      good horses and he has owned some very wild and handsome beasts
      in his day. In politics he was a life-long Liberal. When he
      first started for himself he was poor but industrious: he was
      honest and frugal. He possessed great love of knowledge and
      improved every opportunity to educate himself. He was
      thoughtful, ingenious, enterprising; his morals were correct,
      prosperity seemed to follow him in every undertaking. [His]
      love of work was a prominent trait of his character, and his
      character and success are well worthy of study by the young men
      of our day. When a young man of nineteen years he had his leg
      broken in three places by the falling of a building. His health
      though, generally speaking, was good, till twelve years ago
      when he had a serious attack of typhoid fever, which has since
      terminated into heart trouble. He was confined to the house ten
      weeks and to his bed for a month, most of the time bearing
      excruciating pain with great fortitude. His death came on Dec.
      31, '03, and his funeral took place the following Sunday and
      was very largely attended, interment being made in the Goshen
      cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Silcox.
      Text -- "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
      righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me
      at that day."--2nd Tim. 4:8. No sermon could have been
      delivered more appropriate than the one presented by Mr.
      Silcox, whom Mr. Oatman held in very high esteem. The pall
      bearers were Messrs A. Jeffery, W. Girvin, R. Shepherd, J.
      McDonald, R. White and J. Dean. The floral offerings were such
      as would have touched the heart of the departed could they have
      come under his view. The delicately flowered wreath of the
      bereft wife and the very expressive "Gates Ajar" from the
      children most suitably suggested the ties of love and well
      judged worth for which the life of our evermore absent friend
      stood. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in
      their bereavement.
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    Name Mabee 
    Died 1958  [4
    Buried Tillsonburg Cemetery, Tillsonburg, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Died Robert Elmer Oatman, 78th year, Dec. 11, brother of Oscar
      Oatman and Mrs, F.W. Mabee.

      From the Maybee Society files. Not all data is verified. Say dates are estimates and are probably within 20 years. The Maybee Society keeps its data on The Master Genealogist�, and has been modified by Gary Hester?s WIT2NOTE� to form the GedCom file. This information is also available in a TMG file. [5]
    Person ID I31513  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Family Frederick A. Mabee,   b. 1868, Middleton Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1929  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1891  Goshen, Middleton Township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • F. W. Mabee of Goshen, Middleton Township, married Bertha,
      daughter of Oliver Oatman of Goshen at her father's home
    Census 1901  Middleton, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1 Mabee Frederick W M Head M Aug 22 1868 32 b. Ont. German
      Baptist Farmer
      2 Mabee Bertha L F Wife M Aug 2 1869 31 b. Ont. Holland
      3 Mabee Vearol F Daughter S Nov 30 1892 8 b. Ont.
      4 Mabee Marie A F Daughter S Jul 19 1898 2 b. Ont.
    Children 
     1. Varol Lillian Mabee,   b. 30 Nov 1892, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 86 years)
     2. Marie Aileen Mabee
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F551606675  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, FROM [email protected] (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, 1901 CENSUS, DISTRICT: ON NORFOLK (NORTH/NORD) (#93) , SUBDISTRICT: MIDDLETON C-2 PAGE 9 , FAMILY 93, DETAILS: SCHEDULE 1 MICROFILM T-6484 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, TILLSONBURG LIBERAL, 7 JAN 1908 (OBITUARY OF OLIVER OATMAN) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, TOMBSTONE IN SECTIOON K OF THE TILLSONBURG CEMETERY, WHICH IS LOCATED ON SIMCOE STREET BETWEEN GOSHEN STREET AND WEST TOWN LINE. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, ST. THOMAS TIMES-JOURNAL, ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO, CANADA, 13 DECEMBER 1941, PG. 6, C3 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1240] MS 257 - Steve Mabie, Steve Mabie, BRITISH CANADIAN NEWSPAPER [BC18911111]; SIMCOE/NORFOLK REFORMER [NR18911105] (Reliability: 3).