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H. Oliver Willham Obituary

H. Oliver Willham, 1898-1943, U.S. Veteran 1918.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, June 4, 1943

H. Oliver Willham, age 44, died Saturday, May 2,1943, at 11:15 p.m. at the U. S. Veterans Hospital, Leestown Pike, Lexington, Ky. He had been in ill health four months before being taken to the hospital two months ago. He was the son of W. W. Willham and Nancy McFatridge Willham, and was born and reared in Washington County, Ky. Twenty years ago he moved to Harrodsburg and for the past eighteen years has been bookkeeper at the State Bank & Trust Co. He was also a director of the bank, a deacon in the United Presbyterian Church, member of the Pathfinders’ Bible class of that church and belonged to the Douglas Laws Post No. 52 of the American Legion. He was a fine citizen, popular with everyone.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Hiatt Willham, son Billy Willham and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Willham all of Harrodsburg. Two uncles, Isaac Willham, Cornishville; George B. Willham, Randelett, Okla.; six cousins, Miss Ruby Willham, Cornishville; Mrs. S. D. McCray, Lexington; Mrs. Charles T. Hopkins, Lexington; Mrs. E. C. Hollingshead, Sharon, Pa.; Oliver S. Willham, Stillwater, Okla.; and Mrs. Clyde McLaughlin, Clearwater, Kansas.

The funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, June 1, at 3 o’clock at the United Presbyterian church, conducted by his pastor, Dr. John W. Carpenter, assisted by Dr. G. Whitcomb Ellers of the Baptist church; the Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, Christian church, and the Rev. Clarence Krebs, Methodist church. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Active bearers were Joe Sandusky, I. C. James, John Devine, Charles A. Davis, J. Donald Edwards and Richard Corman.

Honorary bearers — V. B. Carter, Judge Charles A. Hardin, George W. Edwards, C. B. Sullivan, Sr., W. B. Keightley, W. H. Keightley, J. D. Baxter, Sr., Lawrence Walker, W. Glenn Keightley, Edwin Whitenack, Dr. R. H. Selleck, James Burton Ison, P. B. Smalley, Oran Stagg, H. C. Bohon, J. I. Peter, Glave Vivion, Ralph Davenport, J. W. Finnell, William Sims, David Walter, W. B. Morris, Garnett Dean, Gilbert Isham, J. K. Powell, Leon Morgan, Willard Gabhart, E. H. Helwig, W. B. Purdom, Clarence Tewmey, A. T. Woods, Nelson Marsee, Charles Matherly and R. L. Cull, J. E. Brown.

McFatridge and Willham Bible Records

McFatridge and Willham Bible Records

Mercer County, Kentucky


  • William McFatridge was married to Margaret J. McKittrick November 14, 1855
  • W. W. Wilham was married to N. L. McFatridge November 28, 1889.  W. W. and Nancy Lou got their marriage license at Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky
  • Oliver Willham married Jewell Hiatt October 18, 1921, by Rev. H. O. Nicely
  • William Oliver Willham was married to Gene Gardner June 20, 1948, at the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 5:30 p.m. by John M. Carter and Evans T. Mosely, ministers.


  • William McFatridge born August 6, 1814
  • Margaret McKittrick born April 20, 1828
  • William A. McFatridge born August 27, 1856
  • Lizzie McFatridge born January 10, 1859
  • Sallie K. McFatridge born November 18, 1860
  • John S. McFatridge born December 16, 1861
  • Nannie L. McFatridge born December 23, 1866
  • Oliver Willham born September 20, 1898
  • Harold Oliver Willham born September 20, 1898
  • William Oliver Willham born July 22, 1928


  • Margaret McFatridge died October 9, 1876
  • Sallie K. McFatridge died September 7, 1876
  • William McFatridge died August 5, 1891
  • Lizzie McFatridge died December 31, 1898
  • William Andrew McFatridge died September 22, 1916
  • John S. McFatridge died March 9, 1933
  • H. Oliver Willham died May 29, 1943
  • Nancy Willham died June 16, 1946
  • Nan Willham (infant) died November 23, 1953
  • William Wall Willham died July 10, 1951
  • Jewell Hiatt Willham, wife of Oliver, died March 27, 1964, Good Friday at 12 noon