William T. Oldham

From: The Times; pub. July 18, 1929

W. T. Oldham, son of James T. and ___die Oldham, was born in Barron County, Ky., November 17, 1842, and at the time of his death was 86 years, 7 months and 25 days of age.

He was married to Mary Lucy Loving by Eld. K. G. Hay in Kentucky in 1863.  She was the mother of four sons, James of Griffin, Ind., and Rev. Boston of Taylorville, Ill., no living.  She died near old Beaver Creek Church, of which they were members in 1873.  He married Orpha E. Hunt in 1874.  To this union four sons were born of whom Lemuel of Hamilton County and Otis and Jesse of Idaho are still living.

In February 1923, death again claimed his companion, and he was married to Mrs. Loudica Walden October 20, 1925, who still survives to mourn his departure.  He is also survived by three brothers, five sons, 32 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

He was a consistent, faithful member of Thackery Baptist Church from its organization, and until failing health interfered, he was ever true and faithful in his support of the church.  For more than 35 years, he never missed a business meeting of the church which he served as clerk during that time.  He was a kind indulgent father, a devoted husband and a neighbor whom all respected and esteemed.  He was devoted to his church, his family and was always ready to help those in distress.  He was a member of co. G 11th Ky. Volunteer infantry, serving from May 1862 until mustered out at Louisville, Ky., in 1865.

He fell asleep Friday morning July 12, 1929, surrounded by sorrowing relatives and neighbors.  Asleep in Jesus, blessed Sleep.

Funeral services were conducted at the home Church Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock by Eld. G. E. Walden.  Burial was at New Hope Cemetery.

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