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 Marietta “Ettie” <I>Williams</I> Oatman

Marietta “Ettie” Williams Oatman

Death 12 Jan 1889 (aged 26)
Burial Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 131651279 · View Source
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Ettie Williams was born May 17, 1862 on Chambers Island, WI. The daughter of John R. Williams and Mariette Slocum, named after her mother and a twin to her brother John R. Williams Jr.
On Feb. 22, 1882 she married Byron (Barney) Oatman in Marinette, WI.
Barney was the son of Safford Oatman and Charlotte Neoka Oatman.

Following is an article from the Menominee Democrat 1-19-1889 (spelling as printed)
Three deaths occurred in the settlement on the bay shore near Arthur Bay this week, all from measles. The victims were Mrs. S. Haywood, aged about 49 years, and Mrs. B. Oatman aged about 24 years, and the latter's infant child. The two ladies were sisters and the daughters of J.R. Williams an old settler in this county. The circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. Oatman are particularly distressing as her child was but a few days old. Mrs. Haywood leaves a husband and five sons and daughters, nearly all full grown. Mrs. Oatman leaves a husband and two young children. The funeral was held on Friday.

Ettie and baby Barney are probably buried in the same grave.
As far as we know Ettie only had one other son, James Oatman, born about 1883.

Update: 2015
Found a death record for a Barney Oatman. Born in Wisconsin. Died in Carlton, Minnesota in 1951.
Also found death record for James Oatman, born in Menominee, mothers maiden name Williams. Died Sept.19, 1959 in Otter Tail, Minnesota.
Not positive this is Ettie's husband and son.

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  • Created by: Caroline
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131651279
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marietta “Ettie” Williams Oatman (17 May 1862–12 Jan 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131651279, citing Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Caroline (contributor 47637929) .