Nannie Caroline Oldham

25 November 1880–19 May 1930 (Age 49)
Chatham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nannie Caroline

When Nannie Caroline Oldham was born on 25 November 1880, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Allen Oldham, was 24 and her mother, Emily Delia Roberson, was 23. She married Frederick Eugene Thrift on 4 October 1908, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in William Township, Chatham, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 19 May 1930, in Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Eugene Thrift
Nannie Caroline Oldham
Marriage: 4 October 1908
Mattie Mae Thrift
Eva Lee Thrift

Spouse and Children

4 October 1908
Chatham, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Allen Oldham


    Emily Delia Roberson




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the place in Lancashire, so named from Middle English ald, old ‘old’+ holm ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’, ‘promontory’. 2. topographic name from Old English (e)ald ‘old’ + hamm ‘water meadow’, ‘low-lying land by a river’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Nannie Oldham in household of John A Oldham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nannie Thrift in household of Fred E Thrift, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nannie Thrift in household of Fred Thrift, "United States Census, 1910"

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