Violet Barbara Cheyne

#159, (11 April 1888-14 September 1962)
FatherRobert Cheyne (c 1853-1 Mar 1913)
MotherAgnette E. Sörum (c 1849-19 Jul 1901)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Violet Barbara 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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Violet was born on Wednesday, 11 April 1888 at North Melbourne, Victoria. Violet was born shortly after her parent's emigration from New Zealand. She was the daughter of Robert Cheyne and Agnette E. Sörum.

The family lived in three houses in quick succession; in 1891 they were firstly at 63 Flemmington Road, North Melbourne; then at 16 Gardner street in Richmond, then at 10 James Street Fitzroy where they settled and stayed until the turn of the century. This was a 5 room house owned by a Henry Wernberg.1,2,3,4 She presumably lived with her parents at at 116 Fitzroy Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in July 1901.5,6

Her mother died 19 July 1901 at the approximate age of 50. Violet was aged 13 when this happened.5 She presumably lived with her father at at 121 Kerr Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in 1905 She probably lived in the same house until she was married.7

Tragedy struck again for the Cheyne children with the death of their brother Arthur at the age of nineteen in 1907, only six years after the death of their mother. Violet was 19 when this happened.

She married Albert Edward Oaten, a boot-last maker, son of Charles Henry Oaten and Catherine Carroll, in a Congregational Church ceremony at at the manse 101 Gore Street on Wednesday, 24 November 1909 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. She was 21 and her husband Albert was 21. Witnesses to the wedding were Robert Cheyne and Charles Henry Oaten.8,9 At this time her occupation was given as a confectioner.8

Violet, aged 22 and Albert Edward Oaten, aged 22 became the parents of their first daughter Violet Agnette Oaten on Saturday, 18 June 1910 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.10 She presumably lived with her spouse Albert at at 14 Fergie Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy in 1911.11 Violet Barbara Cheyne was recorded as engaged in homeduties in 1912.12 She presumably lived with her spouse Albert at at 868 Nicholson Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy in 1913.13

Her father died 1 March 1913 at the approximate age of 60.. Violet was aged 24 when this happened. Violet, aged 25 and Albert Edward Oaten, 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.14,15 Violet and Albert lived in 1914 at North Fitzroy. They were to stay in this house for another four years.16 Violet had a photograph taken of her on 7 February 1914.

Her husband Albert died 2 May 1919 at the age of 31, leaving her a widow at age 31. He died of influenza during the epidemic.

In another cruel blow, the fourth death in 18 years, their other brother Albert died at the age of 33 on Saturday, 3 May 1919. Violet was 31 when this happened.

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.17





For the next 5 years, Violet and her children moved addresses a number of times. In 1924 she was living at 162 Queens Parade in North Fitzroy, then seven years later was at 3 Groom Street.18,19 She was a boxmaker in 1924.18 She was recorded as engaged in homeduties, and further records have her doing this as well in 1931.19 Although there is no evidence to confirm that she attended the wedding, her daughter Mavis married Hubert Nicholson on Saturday, 17 February 1934 at the Melbourne suburb of Kew.20,21

Five years after that she was living at 68 Riversdale Road Glenferrie, then at 39 Currajong Avenue Camberwell in 1939.22,23 Although there is no evidence to confirm that she attended the wedding, her daughter Violet married Harold John Neill at St. John's Church of England on Saturday, 20 January 1940 at the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell.24 Although there is no evidence to confirm that she attended the wedding, her son Charles married Margaret Alice Hume at All Saints on Saturday, 28 August 1943 at the Melbourne suburb of Kooyong. Violet lived in 1946 at at 106 Robinson Road in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. It is recorded that she was living with her daughter-in-law. Her son apparently lived in the same street but at a different address.25 Violet lived in 1949 at at 322 Queens Parade in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill.26 Violet lived in 1949 at at 82 Rowe Street in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill.27

She married Thomas Charles Gosstray, son of Ben Gosstray and Mary Elizabeth Chinnock, in 1953 at Kew.28 Violet and Thomas lived in 1954 at at 19 Rowe Street in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe.29

Violet died on 14 September 1962 at the Melbourne suburb of Northcote at age 74.30,3132
Her body was interred at Coburg cemetery at the Melbourne suburb of Coburg. She is buried with her first husband, Albert..32

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1888BirthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
1909Residence-hide at 121 Kerr Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy8
1909Marriage at at the manse 101 Gore Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy8,9
1909Occupation8
1912Occupation12
1912Residence-hide at 14 Fergie Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy12,33
1913Occupation-hide34
1913Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy35
1914Occupation-hide16
1914Residence at 15 Coleman street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy16
1916Occupation-hide36
1916Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy36
1917Occupation-hide37
1917Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy37
1919Occupation-hide38
1919Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy38
1919Residence-hideNorth Fitzroy39
1920Quotation type 317
1924Residence-hide at 162 Queens Parade in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy18
1924Occupation18
1931Residence-hide at 3 Groom Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy19
1931Occupation19
1936Occupation-hide22
1936Residence-hide at 68 Riversdale Road in the Melbourne suburb of Glenferrie22
1937Residence-hideGlenferrie40
1937Occupation-hide40
1939Residence-hide at 39 Currajong Avenue in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell41
1942Residence-hide at 44 Robinson Road in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn23
1942Occupation-hide23
1946Residence at 106 Robinson Road in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn25
1949Occupation-hide27
1949Residence at 322 Queens Parade in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill26
1949Residence at 82 Rowe Street in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill27
1953Marriagethe Melbourne suburb of Kew28
1954Residence at 19 Rowe Street in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe29
1962Deaththe Melbourne suburb of Northcote30,31
Burial at Coburg cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg32

Family 1

Albert Edward Oaten (16 Apr 1888-2 May 1919)
Children

Family 2

Thomas Charles Gosstray (1882-1974)

Citations

  1. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1891 p.692.
  2. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1892 p.684.
  3. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1893 p.654.
  4. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Fitzroy [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] James Street 1892.
  5. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1901 No.9587.
  6. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1901 p.835.
  7. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1905 p.914.
  8. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1909 No.9213.
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  10. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1910 No.19210.
  11. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1911 p.1283.
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  13. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1913 p.1977, p.296.
  14. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1913 No.12239.
  15. [S921] The Age, 1913 'Family Notices', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 31 May, p. 5. , viewed 17 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199434739 (However, in thenewspaper it was incorrectly stated that she was born on the 1st of March 1913).
  16. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Fitzroy Central.
  17. [S921] The Age, 1920 'Family Notices', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 1 May, p. 4. , viewed 29 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203703464
  18. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Delbridge 1924 p.43.
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  20. [S266] Mavis Nicholson (nee Oaten), Windsor.
  21. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1934 No.536.
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  24. [S336] The Argus, 1940 ''Maids In Pink Marquisette.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 22 January, p. 8, viewed 2 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11269816
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  31. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi (for exact date).
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