A. J. Oldham, Sr

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, January 2, 1925
Page 1

Aged Man Struck by Mr. Roy Ward Dies from Injury

Mr. A.J. Oldham, Sr., aged 73, died at an Athens hospital last Monday night from injuries received when hit by an automobile driven by Mr. Roy Ward of our town. Mr. Oldham was trying to cross the road near the Cord Mill, and looking back saw Mr. Ward approaching him and instead of going forward he stepped back directly in front of the car, and before Mr. Ward could dodge around him the car struck him.

Mr. Oldham suffered a broken leg, a fractured skull and internal injuries. Death came Monday night at 8 o'clock. The accident occurred Monday afternoon about 3 o'clock.

We learn that the accident was unavoidable, and no blame is blaced (sic) on Mr. Ward. Mr. Ward is one of the safest and most conservative drivers within the state, and would not have had the accident not happen for anything on earth.

Mr. Oldham, a native of Cherokee county, is survived by several sons and two daughters, besides a sister and two brothers. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. M.B. Matthewson preached the funeral sermon and the sons of Mr. Oldham were pallbearers. The funeral was conducted at the grave in Wages cemetery, in Barrow County.

Mr. Oldham's survivors are the following sons, Messrs. J.J., J.D., J.L., Oldham, of Athens; C.E. and W.T. Oldham Greenville, S.C., and J.W. Oldham at Farmington, and his daughters, Mr. J.D. Brewer, Bogart, and Mrs. W.R. Hale, Athens, his sister, Mrs. Sarah Anglin, of Athens.