Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church.
Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher.
For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >
Display Title: Only Once You Pass This WayFirst Line: Do your best while life's pilgrim way you treadTune Title: [Do your best while life's pilgrim way you tread]Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1856-1922Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 5, by John Sweney, J. Howard Entwisle & Frank M. Davis (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1898