Charles Henry Oaten

#169, (19 November 1890-1973)
FatherCharles Henry Oaten (22 Jan 1866-12 Apr 1951)
MotherCatherine Carroll (27 Sep 1866-6 Oct 1901)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
     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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Charles was born on Wednesday, 19 November 1890 at the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.1,2 He was the son of Charles Henry Oaten and Catherine Carroll.

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.3,4,5,6,7,8
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).9,10

The Oaten family moved house again, firstly to 84 Sackville Street, then to 35 Emma Street Collingwood.11,12,13

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

His mother died 6 October 1901 at the age of 35. Charles was aged 10 when this happened. He was about 10 when this happened.

On Wednesday, 9 October 1901 three days after the death of her mother, Lydia went to live with the nuns in an Abbotsford convent (most likely Sisters of the Good Shepard) in about 1901. Maggie and Kate went to live with the St. Vincent de Paul's Orphanage in Emerald Hill. Their brothers went to a Catholic boys home in South Melbourne (probably St. Vincent de Paul's Boy Orphanage), whilst the youngest daughter Alice initially went to live with neighbours until she was four.15,16,17,18 At the age of 13 Charles Henry Oaten was indentured to Mr. Brazel of Yinnar on 15 November 1904.2 He was a boot clicker in 1913.19 Charles lived in 1913 at at 117 Hotham Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.19 Charles was on active service from 1914 to 1920.2 Charles and Maud lived in 1914 at at 175 Canning Street in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton.20

Charles Henry Oaten married Maud Cabe, daughter of Henry Cabe and Elizabeth Mellon, in 1914 at Victoria.21

His wife Maud died 1915, leaving him a widower. Charles lived in 1916 at at 17 Victoria Road in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote.22 He began military service on 3 November 1916. He had been rejected for service on three previous occasions.23

He married Ida Louisa Hughina Bruce, daughter of Sydney Thomas Bruce and Mary Louisa Gedge, in 1919 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Ida was the daughter of Charles' father's second wife i.e. his step-sister, although she was 16 when their parents married..24,25

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.26

He was a worker in the boot trade in 1921.27 Charles and Ida lived in 1921 at at 76 Hotham Street in the Melbourne suburb of Preston.27 Charles and Ida lived in 1922 at Preston.28 Charles Henry Oaten was a boot clicker in 1924.29 Charles and Ida lived in 1924 at at 17 Kelvin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote.29 Charles and Ida lived in 1926 at at Bundoora Road in the Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham.30

His father died 12 April 1951 at the age of 85 at the approximate age of 85. Charles was aged 60 when this happened. He was a person in the boot trade in 1968.31 Charles and Ida lived in 1968 at at 1 Bundora Parade in the Melbourne suburb of Moorabbin.31

Charles died in 1973 at the Melbourne suburb of Mordialloc.32 His body was interred in 1973 at the Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham.2

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1890Birththe Melbourne suburb of Collingwood1,2
1904Apprenticed2
1913Occupation19
1913Residence-hide at 117 Hotham Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood33
1913ResidenceCollingwood19
1914Occupation-hide33
1914Military at Royal Park in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville2
1914Residence at 175 Canning Street in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton20
1914MarriageVictoria21
1915Occupation-hide34
1915Residence-hideCarlton34
1916Residence at 17 Victoria Road in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote22
1916Occupation-hide23,22
1916Milit-Beg23
1917Occupation-hide35
1919Occupation-hide36
1919Marriagethe Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy24,25
1920Quotation type 326
1921Occupation-hide28
1921Occupation27
1921Residence at 76 Hotham Street in the Melbourne suburb of Preston27
1922ResidencePreston28
1924Occupation29
1924Residence at 17 Kelvin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote29
1926Occupation-hide30
1926Residence at Bundoora Road in the Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham30
1927Occupation-hide37
1927Residence-hideCheltenham37
1928Occupation-hide38
1928Residence-hideCheltenham38
1931Occupation-hide39
1931Residence-hideCheltenham39
1936Occupation-hide40
1936Residence-hideCheltenham41
1939Occupation-hide42
1939Residence-hideCheltenham42
1942Occupation-hide43
1942Residence-hideCheltenham43
1968Occupation31
1968Residence at 1 Bundora Parade in the Melbourne suburb of Moorabbin31
1973Deaththe Melbourne suburb of Mordialloc32
1973Burialthe Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham2

Family 1

Maud Cabe (c 1890-1915)

Family 2

Ida Louisa Hughina Bruce (c 1895-1984)
Children

Citations

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