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: The Last Mile of the WayFirst Line: If I walk in the pathway of dutyTune Title: [If I walk in the pathway of duty]Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.Meter: 10.9.10.9.18.104.22.168Scripture: Matthew 16:27Subject: Anticipation |Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Last_Mile_of_the_Way); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (32)