Siblings: John Samuel Oram 1847 – 1913, Jane Charity Oram 1849 – 1945, Arthur Talbott Oram 1853 – 1919, James Henry Oram 1857 – 1918, Caroline Susannah Oram 1863 – 1947, Emma Agnes Oram 1865 – 1955, Lily Louisa Oram 1867 – 1952, Edith Mabel Oram 1870 – 1951, Letitia Kathleen Oram 1872 – 1942
Married: Jane Finlay Green 1868-1964 on 18 Aug 1897 at Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, Ireland
Lived in: Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, and Clones, Co. Monaghan and Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1942, Dublin, Ireland
In the 1960s the majority of the oral history for Alfred and his family came from his daughter “Molly” Malone.
Fourth son of John and Jane Oram born 12th January 1861 at Burrishoole, Newport, Co. Mayo and, like his brothers, attended the local parish school. When he was 13 years old, the family moved to Clinsfold Farm and Alfred walked 4 miles into Horsham each day to school. Alfie was very popular at this time with his younger sisters. They greatly admired his skill in making pottery out of the clay in the local stream. Over the fireplace in the parlour he painted the Irish for “100,000 welcomed” and everyone was taken to see his handiwork.
When he finished school, Mr. Kennedy, who at this time lived in Burrishoole Lodge, used his influence to get Alfie into the Ulster Bank. So he took the long journey back to Ireland to take his exams and gain admittance.
At the turn of the century, he was manager at Letterkenney. He moved to Clones in the early 1900’s. He retired to live at Highfield Road, Dublin in 1925 and died in 1942.
He married Jane Green, daughter of an estate agent at Ballyshannon, Donegal. They had five children, Frederick, John, Molly, Alice and Winifred.
Alfred is remembered by one of his grandnieces (Catherine Thomas) as a very jolly individual who once danced a jig especially for her – at this time he was well over 70.
(CJO: We now know that in May 1891 he became a Member of the Institute of Bankers, London. I assume at this point he became a bank manager.)