|Birth: ||May 12, 1879|
|Death: ||May 14, 1968|
Los Angeles County
Edith Gardener Shearn Oland--Artist/Painter
Massachusetts Birth Record:
Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
birth: 16 May 1872 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
christening: NORTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE, MASSACHUSETTS
residence: 1872 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
father: James H. Shearn
mother: Mary Carney
Edith Gardener Shearn was actually born May 16, 1872 but changed her birth date to May 12, 1879 as it is on her social security info.
Name: Edith Shearn
Birth Date: 16 May 1872
Birth Place: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Father: James (sic) H Shearn or Joseph Henry Shearn
Mother: Mary Shearn or maiden name: Mary Cecilia Kearney
Marriage to Warner Oland: January 7, 1908 Rutherford, Bergen, New Jersey.
Above information provided by J Garbarino (#46956604)
United States Census, 1900
birth: May 1848 Massachusetts
residence: 1900 Northampton city Ward 7, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
spouse: Joseph H Shearn
child: Edith Shearn
other: Minnie Nagle
Further Information Warner Oland:
Despite Warner Oland's wealth and success, Oland suffered from alcoholism that severely affected his health and his thirty-year marriage. In January 1937 he started filming Charlie Chan at the Ringside. However, a week into shooting his erratic behavior led to his walking off the set and shooting was abandoned. After a spell in hospital, he signed a new three picture deal with Fox to continue playing Chan. At the same time he was involved in a bitter divorce from his wife and his finances were restricted. So too was his ability to go overseas as a legal order prevented him from travelling and moving his assets abroad. About this time he was involved in an incident when, after ordering his chauffeur to drive him to Mexico, he was observed during a rest stop to be sitting on the running board of his car and throwing his shoes at onlookers. The divorce settlement (favouring his wife) was announced to the media on April 2, 1938, and the same day he embarked on a ship out of the country. He turned up in southern Europe, before returning to his native Sweden where he stayed with an architect friend.
In Sweden, Oland contracted bronchial pneumonia, worsened by the apparent onset of emphysema from years of heavy cigarette smoking and he died in a hospital in Stockholm. Oland's last film was the unfinished Charlie Chan at the Ringside. Fox reshot Oland's scenes with Peter Lorre and released the finished picture as Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938). Warner Oland and his wife had made their primary residence in an historic farmhouse near the town of Southborough, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Following cremation in Sweden, his ashes were brought back to the United States by his wife for interment in the Southborough Rural Cemetery. The Olands had no children.
Mary Carney Shearn (1848 - 1937)
Warner Oland (1879 - 1938)
Note: Cremated. Ashes placed in Shearn Mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, NY.
New York, USA
Plot: Shearn Mausoleum, Columbine section
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Jan 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103083125