Frederick St. John Oram 1898 – 1963

Born: 1898 probably in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Ireland

Parents: Alfred William Oram 1861-1942 and Jane Green 1868-1964

Siblings:John Talbott “Jack” Oram 1899-1911 Mary Kathleen “Molly” Oram 1902-?Lilian Alice Oram 1903-?Margaret Winifred Oram 1907-1976

No marriage or offspring

Lived in: Letterkenney and Clones in Ireland and Heckmondwike and Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1963 and buried in the Catholic part of Scholemoor Cemetery, Bradford in “Section B adjacent to the Holden family grave number 593”


Eldest son of Alfred and Jane Oram. He was educated at the Royal School in Armagh. Towards the end of the 1914 – 18 war, Frederick went to Trinity College, Dublin, where he took a degree in Engineering (he had heart trouble so was unfit for active service). Frederick then took up teaching which he did for the rest of his life, except for 3 years spent in Rome studying for the priesthood. There followed two appointments as curate and a period as secretary to a bishop.


Frederick’s entry in the 1970 ‘Oram Family Saga’ was written by his sister Molly


Extract from The Catholic Herald dated 3 April 1936:

The Rev. Frederick St. John Oram, who will work in the Leeds diocese, was in the Indian army before becoming a teacher in the grammar school at Heckmondwike for upwards of ten years.

The Summer 1950 edition of the St Bedes Grammar School, Bradford school magazine:

STAFF 1949-50
German :
Rev. F, St. J. Oram, M.A., B.E.

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