Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday August 13, 1955
Rites for County Man Will Be Held Tuesday
          William A. Oltman, 82, resident of Marion township, died at Major Hospital at 1:15 this morning following an illness of six months.
          Born near Hope March 31, 1873, Mr. Oltman, a farmer, had spent most of his life in Shelby county. His parents were  Dirk  and  Susan (Reed) Oltman.  He was a member of the Haw Patch Baptist Church near Clifford.
          In 1898 he was married to  Emma Stoughton  whose death occurred in 1933.  He is survived by four children.  Mrs. Bertha Hughes, and  Robert S. Oltman, of this city,  Mrs. Bessie Stoughton,  Greenfield, and  Mrs. Mary Bennett  of Marion township.  Also surviving are three brothers,  George E. Oltman of this city,  John H. Oltman,  Jackson township and  Harvey Oltman,  Vero Beach, Florida.  There are 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
          Funeral services, in charge of the Ewing mortuary, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Blue River Separate Baptist Church near Marietta.  Burial will be in the Conover cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Sunday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Shelli Steadman

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday February 27, 1933
          Tragedy interrupted preparations for what would otherwise have been a pleasant family dinner Sunday at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Sardis McQueen, near Clifford, in Bartholomew county, when  Mrs. Emma May Oltman, 52 years old, wife of  William A. Oltman,  of Jackson township in Shelby county, fell from a kitchen doorway to the hard floor of a fruit cellar below, fracturing her skull and breaking her neck.  She died fifteen minutes later, at about 11:30 o’clock.
          Mrs. Oltman was a sister of  Thomas  and  George Stoughton of Shelbyville.  She and her husband and two of their children,  Robert Samuel and  Mary Katherine Oltman,  had gone to the McQueen home earlier on Sunday morning to be dinner guests of the McQueen’s.  Mr. McQueen is an uncle of Mrs. Oltman.  She made no outcry when she fell.  Others in the room did not realize what had happened until they heard the sound of her fall.
          The body was taken to the Fix & Son mortuary here in an ambulance, summoned immediately after the accident. Death had occurred before the ambulance arrived.
          Besides the husband and the two children and brothers already mentioned, Mrs. Oltman leaves two daughters,  Mrs. John Hughes, of Jackson township, and  Mrs. Jerry Lewis,  of Edinburg; two brothers,  Robert Stoughton, of Hendricks township, and  Clabe Stoughton, of Alexandria, Indiana, and a sister,  Mrs. Minnie Moore,  mother of  Frank Moore,  who is trustee of Addison township, this county.
          Mrs. Oltman was a daughter of  Samuel  and  Belinda Stoughton  and was born in Illinois June 30, 1880.  At the time of her death, she was aged 52 years, seven months and twenty-four days.  In addition to other survivors, there are also seven grandchildren
          She was a member of the Hawcreek Baptist church, of Bartholomew county.  Funeral services will be from the Blue River Separate Baptist church in Jackson township Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock, in charge of Rev. John Ford.  Interment will take place in the Conover cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son, local funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Shelli Steadman

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday November 26, 1908
Page 1 column 6
          Mrs. Rosetta Alice Oltman,  wife of  George Oltman,  died at their home in Flat Rock at 6 o’clock a.m. Wednesday, age forty-eight years, two months and seven days.  Mrs. Oltman had been in failing health for months, caused by cancer of the bowels, and during the past ten weeks her suffering had been terrible, but she bore all with patience and true Christian fortitude.  She was widely known and was held in high esteem by her host of friends and acquaintances, and all who knew her will regret that she had to answer the last call so soon.  She leaves her husband, two brothers,  Thomas and  Brison B. Armstrong, and one sister  Etta Henry.  The funeral services will be held at the Flat Rock M.E. Church at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 27th, her pastor Rev. A. R. Jones, officiating.  Interment will be made in the Flat Rock cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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