Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, April 21, 1993
Elva A. Oldham, 84, Shelbyville, died Tuesday.
Born September 18, 1908, in Shelbyville, d/o  Oliver and Susan (Gearhart) Smith.
Lifelong resident of Shelbyville, where she worked at KCL for 32 years before retiring.  Member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First Christian Church, both in Shelbyville.
Survivors are a son, Oris Oldham, Jr, Shelbyville, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.
Preceded in death by her husband, Oris J. Oldham, Sr., a daughter, four sisters and a brother.  Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home.  Fairland Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
February 26, 1979
Ralph B. Oldham, 90, formerly of Knightstown, died early this morning.
Born 19 Jul 1888, Hancock Co, s/o  Charles Rollin  and  Martha (Huddleston) Oldham.
Married  Blanche Lamberson 12 Oct 1921; she survives.
Lived on same Rush Co farm for 85 years.
Member Spiceland United Methodist Church, Mays Lions Club, Rush Co Farm Bureau Co-op and band.
Survivors include wife, three sons,  Byron Oldham, Rushville,  Kenneth Oldham, Rushville,  Maurice Gene Oldham,  Indianapolis.
Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Wyatt-Moore Mortuary, Rushville.  Rev. Clara Maye Ripple, officiate.
East Hill Shrine Mausoleum.
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday August 26, 1976
          Oris J. Oldham  died August 25, 1976.  Born September 15, 1902, the son of  Guy  and  Gertrude (McCollum) Oldham.  On August 1, 1925 he was married to  Elva Smith  who survives.  Also surviving are 2 children,  Oris Oldham, Jr., Shelbyville and  Mrs. Carolyn Newton, Louisiana; 9 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren, a brother  Eugene Oldham, Shelbyville and a sister,  Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Luster, Lafayette.  One brother and 2 sisters preceded in death.  He was a member of the First Christian church.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery.
Submitted and summarized by Barb Huff  for Wanda

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, August 24, 1925
Page 1   Column 2
For Mrs. Emma C. Oldham,
Who Passed Away Saturday at Home in Fairland.
          Mrs. Emma C. Oldham, widow of the late  Gideon Oldham, died at her home in Fairland Saturday evening at six-twenty o'clock at the age of sixty-six years, nine months and twenty-eight days.  Death was caused from a complication of diseases from which she had suffered for several months.
          Mrs. Oldham was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Stewart,  pioneer residents of Shelby county.  During the month of March in 1875, she was married to Mr. Oldham, who preceded her in death in April, 1924.  To this union five children were born, three of whom are living.  They are  Mrs. William Riser,  of Fairland;  John  and  Roy Oldham, both of Indianapolis.  The deceased also leaves eight sisters,  Mrs. Ernest Huffman  of Newcastle;  Mrs. James Hahn,  Fairland;  Mrs. Harve Arnold,  Shelbyville;  Mrs. Grant Armstrong,  Indianapolis;  Mrs. Sherman Stephens,  of this city;  Mrs. John Mallory  and  Mrs. Ralph Alexander,  of Fairland, and  Mrs. Thomas W. Tillison,  of Shelbyville.  Also one brother,  Riley Stewart,  of Indianapolis; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive.
          Mrs. Oldham was a devoted member of the Fairland Christian church., where funeral services were conducted this afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Maynard Poland, officiating.  Burial was made in Fairland cemetery, Charles M. Weing in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, April 10, 1924
Page 1
Gideon H. Oldham
Died Yesterday
Aged Resident of Fairland
Passed Away Wednesday
Night at 8:00 O'clock
          Gideon H. Oldham, an aged and highly respected resident of Shelby County, died at his home in Fairland Wednesday night at eight o'clock.  He was 76 years, three months and six days of age at the time of his passing.  Death was caused by cancer and complications due to advanced age.
          Mr. Oldham was born in Brandywine Township on January 3, 1848, and was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. John Oldham.  On March 5, 1876, he was married to  Miss Emma Steward, and to this union were born five children, three of whom are living.  They are  Roy and  John of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. William Riser  of Fairland.  Besides the widow and children already mentioned, he leaves one sister,  Mrs. Rudolph Hasler  of Fairland; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
          The deceased was a member of the Fairland Christian Church and had always lived a true Christian life.  He was also a charter member of the Red Men lodge of Fairland.
          Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church in Fairland on Saturday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. Samuel Tomlinson officiating.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery.
Contributed by Judith Williams

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 11, 1922
Granville S. Oldham, Age 80 Years,
Died At Home Of His Daughter
          Granville S. Oldham, age eighty years, a native of Shelby county, and one of the best known residents of Brandywine township, died Sunday morning at 3:15, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Poland, in Brandywine township.  His death was caused by an attack of heart trouble and uraemic poisoning.  Mr. Oldham had been ill for three months.
          He was the son of  John  and  Eleanor Harrell Oldham, and was born January 8, 1842, in Brandywine township.  All of his life had been spent in this county.  He was married in October 1869 to  Miss Mary Douthitt.  Mr. Oldham had been a member of the Christian church at Fairland, for thirty-one years.
          He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Charles Poland, at whose home he died;  Mrs. John Mahley, of Brandywine township;  Mrs. Joe Wright,  Mrs. Otto Montgomery,  and  Mrs. Len Drake, all of Indianapolis; two sons, Charles H. Oldham, of Austin, Texas, and  Walter E. Oldham, of Hendricks township; one sister, Mrs. Rudolph Hassler, of Fairland, and one brother, Gid Oldham, of Fairland.  Twenty-two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, also survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Fairland Christian church on Tuesday morning at ten-thirty o'clock, the Rev. B.W. Bass, of Fairland officiating, assisted by Rev. Samuel Tomlinson.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery, C.F. Fix and Son in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, November 2, 1882
Page 2, column 4
          It is with sorrow that we announce the death of  William M. Oldham, so well known to the people of Shelby county.  He died at Winfield, Kansas on the 27th inst.  For a great many years he was a resident of VanBuren township, where he owned a fine farm and was highly respected by all of his neighbors.  Some three months ago he sold his farm and purchased land in Kansas, where he had several sons.  He was in the sixtieth year of his age at the time of his death.  No one's death could have taken us more by surprise, and it is with the deepest sorrow that we write these lines.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, October 15, 1881
          OLDHAM -- On the 14th inst., in Van Buren township, Shelby county, in the 51st year of his age, of consumption,  William R. Oldham.  The funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday) at eleven o'clock at the Fairview Church, Rev. S. M. Louden officiating.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 12, 1879
Page 3
Died. ----------
          OLDHAM --- On the 9th day of June, 1897, in Van Buren township,  Mrs. Granville Oldham.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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