D.J. Oldham

D.J. Oldham, M.D., is one of the leading merchants and physicians of Pike    
County. He commenced his merchandise business in 1885, with a capital of     
$1,600, and is has increased rapidly since; he now does a business of        
$5,000, with $1,500 in outstanding debts. He was born in Shelby County,      
Tenn., July 27, 1849, a son of Green L. and Amelia (Gay) Oldham, the former  
a native of Virginia and the latter of Georgia. They had a family of four    
children, viz., Mosebelle (who married Henry Humphrey), D.J., John H.        
(deceased), and Joe G. The father was a farmer by occupation, and emigrated  
from Tennessee to Arkansas in 1850, settling in Pike County, where he still  
resides. He enlisted in the Confederate army, serving as a private. He is a  
Mason, belonging to Pisgah Lodge No. 250, in which he has held the principal 
offices, being bailiff for a short time. He is a prominent man in his        
neighborhood, taking a deep interest in the upbuilding of churches, schools  
and society. The immediate subject of this sketch received his medical       
education in Nashville, Tenn. He also attended college at the Vanderbilt     
University; removed to his home in 1876, and immediately began the practice  
of his profession. The next year he married Miss Lilly Nash, a native of     
North Carolina, and to this union have been born four children, viz.,        
Patrick, Green (deceased), Guss and Willie. Mr. Oldham is a Mason of high    
standing, a member of Pisgah Lodge No. 250, in which he has been junior and  
senior warden, and is highly respected by all in the community in which he   
resides. Bit he and wife are earnest members of the Methodist Episcopal      
Church, South.                                                               
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
page 334.                                                                    
HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.