Albert Edward Oaten

#158, (16 April 1888-2 May 1919)
FatherCharles Henry Oaten (1866-12 Apr 1951)
MotherCatherine Carroll (27 Sep 1866-6 Oct 1901)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Albert Edward Oaten
Albert Edward Oaten
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Albert was born at Sackville Street on Monday, 16 April 1888 at the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.1,2 He was the son of Charles Henry Oaten and Catherine Carroll. He presumably lived with his parents at at 342 Wellington Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in 1890.3

Legend has it that Albert was born Church of England, but was brought up Methodist by the Battle family.

In the early 1890's, the family moved a number of times, never staying more than a year or two; to 58 Easey Street Collingwood, then Henderson Street Northcote, then back to Easey Street but this time at number 134 (a small single storey, single-fronted terrace house). By 1896 they finally came to 44 Hilton Street in Clifton Hill - also a single storey, single-fronted terrace house - where their next two children were born.4,5,6,7,8,9
134 Easey Street, Collingwood
[Source: Google Maps]
He presumably lived with his parents at at 105 Spensley Street in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill in December 1897. This house was a wooden house, marked as 103 in the rate book for this year but likley No. 105 (as was same house renumbered in the subsequent year).10 He presumably lived with his parents at Clifton Hill in November 1898. This house was a wooden house.11 He presumably lived with his parents at at 84 Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in 1900.12 He presumably lived with his parents at at 35 Emma Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in December 1900.13 He presumably lived with his parents at Collingwood in 1901.14

On 23 July 1901 Charles apparently left the family home leaving Catherine and their seven children aged 2 months to 14 years.15

His mother died 6 October 1901 at the age of 35. Albert was aged 13 when this happened.

After the death of their mother, Lydia, Kate and Margaret went to live with the nuns in an Abbotsford convent (most likely Sisters of the Good Shepard) in about 1901. Their brothers went to a Catholic boys home in South Melbourne (probably St. Vincents de Paul), whilst the youngest daughter Alice initially went to live with neighbours until she was four.16 He presumably lived with his parents at Jackson Street, in Northcote, in 1902.17

The minimum wage for skilled members of the boot-making trade was raised to 7/6 per day or 45 shillings a week for a week of 48 hours. The award for less skilled workers was somewhat less.18 Albert lived in 1908 at at 27 Reilly Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.19 He was a boot-last maker in his adulthood. This was apparently with Raymond's Boot factory. in 1909.1,20,21

He married Violet Barbara Cheyne, a confectioner, daughter of Robert Cheyne and Agnette E. Sörum, in a Congregational Church ceremony at at the manse 101 Gore Street on Wednesday, 24 November 1909 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. He was 21 and his wife Violet was 21. Witnesses to the wedding were Robert Cheyne and Charles Henry Oaten.1,22 Albert, aged 22 and Violet Barbara Cheyne, aged 22 became the parents of their first daughter Violet Agnette Oaten on Saturday, 18 June 1910 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.23

His father married Mary Louisa Gedge in 1911. he was aged about 23. Albert (and presumably his spouse Violet) lived in 1911 at at 14 Fergie Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy.24 Albert (and presumably his spouse Violet) lived in 1913 at at 868 Nicholson Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy.25 Albert, aged 25 and Violet Barbara Cheyne, aged 25 became the parents of Mavis Lily Oaten on Thursday, 1 May 1913 at at 15 Coleman street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy.26,27 Albert and Violet lived in 1914 at North Fitzroy. They were to stay in this house for another four years.28

Albert died on 2 May 1919 at the Emergency Hospital, in Campbellfield, Victoria, at age 31 of pneumonic influenza that he had had for 6 days. A family story was that he had contracted bubonic plague after helping unload a Red Cross ship at the docks..20,29,30 His body was interred at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery on 3 May 1919 at the Melbourne suburb of Coburg.20,3131


A year after Albert's death, his wife Violet published a memorial in the paper:

OATEN.— In loving memory of my dear husband and father, Albert Edward, who died 2nd of May 1919, also our dear brother Albert Robert, who died 3rd May 1917
Just when his life was brightest,
Just when his hopes were best;
He was called away from his loved ones
To a home of perfect rest
If we could have our wish fulfilled
Or choose from heaven what we willed.
Dear husband and daddy, we would ask for you.
We cannot run to meet you daddy,
Or climb upon your knee;
But let this little token tell
We still remember thee.
Inserted by his sorrowing wife and children.32



One year after Albert's death, his brother Charles published a memorial in the paper:

OATEN. — In sad and loving remembrace of my dear brother, Albert, who died on the 2nd May, 1919: also llttle Robert, beloved son of above, who died on the 3rd of May, 1917
A life made beautiful by klndly deeds,
A helping hand for others' needs
Good was his heart, his friendship sound,
Loved and respected by all around.
One of the best.
— Inserted by his brother and sister-in-law Charles and Ida.32



A year after Albert's death (and just a few short days after her own husband's death), his sister Catherine published a memorial in the paper:

"OATEN.— In loving memory of our dear brother, who departed this life on the 2nd of May 1919; also Albert Robert, son of the above, died 3rd May, 1917,
Just when life looked brightest.
Just when his hopes ran high,
He was called from this world of sorrow,
Oh, why did he have to die?
Time may heal our aching hearts,
Time may make the wound less ore
But time can never stop the longing
For our loved one gone before.
— Inserted by his sister Kate, and the late Jim Growney."32



One year after Albert's death his sister Margaret published a memorial in the paper:
OATEN.— In loving .memory of my dear brother, Albert, who passed away on the 2nd May, 1919; and Albert Robert, son of above, died 3rd May, 1917,
The sudden shock, the pain severe,
We little thought your death so near;
Only those who have lost are able to tell
The pain at the heart at not saying farewell.
A better brother never lived,
Or one more true and kind;
His equal in this weary world
Is very hard to find.
So dearly loved, so sadly missed.
— Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law, Maggie and George.32



One year after Albert's death his sister Lydia published a memorial in the paper:
OATEN.— ln loving remembrance or my dear brother, Albert who passed away on the 2nd May, 1919; also Albert Robert, son of the above, died on the 3rd May 1917.
Time changes many things,
But memory. like the ivy, clings.
There's a link that death cannot sever
Love and rememberence last for ever.
Like the ivy, remembrance clings,
— Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law, Lil and Alf.32



One year after Albert's death his sister-in-law Lily Hawthorne Cheyne published a memorial in the paper:
OATEN.— In loving rememberence of our dear brother-ln-law, Albert, who passed away on the 2nd May, 1919.
One of the best. Gone but not forgotten.
— Inserted by Lily and Harry Barrett.32

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1888Birth at Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood1,2
1908Residence at 27 Reilly Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood19
1909Occupation1,20,21
1909Residence-hideCollingwood1
1909Marriage at at the manse 101 Gore Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy1,22
1910Residence-hideCollingwood33
1911Residence at 14 Fergie Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy24
1912Occupation-hide34
1912Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy34,35
1913Occupation-hide36
1913Residence at 868 Nicholson Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy25
1913Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy36
1914Occupation-hide28
1914Residence at 15 Coleman street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy28
1916Occupation-hide37
1916Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy37
1917Occupation-hide38
1917Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy38
1919Occupation-hide39
1919Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy39
1919Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy20
1919Deaththe Emergency Hospital, in Campbellfield, Victoria20,29,30
1919Burial at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg20,31
1920Quotation type 332
1920Quotation type 332
1920Quotation type 332
1920Quotation type 332
1920Quotation type 332
1920Quotation type 332

Family

Violet Barbara Cheyne (11 Apr 1888-14 Sep 1962)
Children

Citations

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