Jane Clark 1846 – 1890

Born: 1846 in Dumfries, Scotland

Parents: Gilbert Clark 1825-1898 and Jane Robison c1812-1879

Married: John Samuel Oram 1847-1913 on 7 Dec 1867 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Offspring: Charles C Oram 1868-69, Ida V. Oram 1870-1957Arthur Oram 1872-1934Emma Jean Oram 1875-1945Lillian Louise Oram 1876-1956, and Oscar Oram 1878-1949

Lived in: Dumfries, Scotland; Burrishoole, Co Mayo, Ireland and Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Died: 1 Jan 1890 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jane was the first person to be buried in the Oram lot at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland


1960s source: Jane’s granddaughters Jane Lausche, Jean Hoffman & Virginia Kauhl


Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Clark, born in Scotland, who managed the livestock on one of the farms run by John Oram in Co. Mayo – On November 22nd 1864 the family emigrated to the U.S.A.

Wife of John Samuel Oram, mother of Arthur, Oscar, Ida, Emma, Jean and Lilian Louise. She visited England in May 1887 with her husband and son Oscar and stayed at Lovington.

She died January 1st 1890 aged 54 years in Cleveland Ohio.

We have a cutting taken from a magazine after her death which reads:

“Mrs. Oram, the beloved wife of J.S. Oram, who is one of our managing committee, died New Year’s evening January 1st 1890. In the death of Mrs. Oram the community in which she lived and was known will miss her very much. Mrs. Oram had the combined qualities of making herself agreeable to those whom she met, whether stranger or friend. As a Christian worker among young men, Mrs. Oram’s personal work in the after meetings, and as other opportunities presented themselves, will stand as an example, though she has gone before to beckon them on. She will be watching and waiting as they will go home, one by one, we can only say: ‘The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Blessed be the name of the Lord’”.

Group probably taken at “The Cottage”, Lakeside. Standing: William Clark & Ida Oram. Front from left: Arthur Oram, Anna Clark, wife of William with their son Arvin born 1884, two unknown girls, Lillian Louise Oram, John “Baba” Oram, Oscar Oram cross-legged, Jane Oram with dog, Emma Jean Oram & Jessie Simon.

Marriage certificate for John Samuel Oram and Jane Clark

In remembrance card (image provided by Mike Clark)

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