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This information about J.L.'Lane' Oldham
was sent in by Gary Davis
I have been studying my family history and have discovered some very
interesting information about my 2nd great grandfather JL
Oldham and his family. JL "Lane" was a merchant that
migrated to Texas from Tennessee in the 1850s. His father,
Nicholas Oldham, was a pioneer merchant in downtown Waxahachie. Lane had
early ties to the Brazos County community of Millican around 1866 where
he was in business with his older brother Leigh, who was one of the
first merchants in Ft Worth before the Civil War.
hoping that you or one of your colleagues can determine the
location of the Oldham mercantile photo as it could have been in Ft
Worth, Millican, Waxahachie, Ft Richardson or Weatherford.
Also, in 1880, after the deaths of both parents, Lane and Bettie Oldham, the five children were raised by George B Loving and his wife Helen, who was a sister to Bettie. George was a son of Oliver Loving and was a newspaperman in Fort Worth. Because of this, we are fortunate to have much press about the family from those times. Obviously, I am interested in the history of the Loving family as well.
JL Oldham liquors Daily_Fort_Worth_Standard.jpg