Mavis Lily Oaten

#17, (1 May 1913-1990)
FatherAlbert Edward Oaten (1888-2 May 1919)
MotherViolet Barbara Cheyne (11 Apr 1888-Sep 1962)
Mavis Nicholson c1940
     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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Mavis was born on Thursday, 1 May 1913 at the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy.1 She was the daughter of Albert Edward Oaten and Violet Barbara Cheyne. A picture was taken of Mavis January 1916 when she was 2 years and 6 months old.

Her father died 2 May 1919 at the approximate age of 31. Mavis was aged 6 when this happened. The following story relates to how Hubert 'Boy' Nicholson and Mavis 'Micky' Oaten met: Mavis and Hubert's sister Jeanne both worked at the Coles Department Store in Glenferrie Road. Jean invited Mavis home to their house in Coppin Grove, and it started there. Hubert's teenage brother Bon was also attracted to Mavis, but naturally it was the older Hubert who won out.2 At this time her occupation was given as a shop assistant at Myer's department store in her early years.

She married Hubert Nicholson, son of Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson and Louise Augusta Fooks, on Saturday, 17 February 1934 at the Melbourne suburb of Kew. She was 20 and her husband Hubert was 24.3,4 Mavis and Hubert Nicholson became the parents of Leigh Donald Nicholson circa 1934. Mavis and Hubert lived in 1936 at at 97 Illawarra Road in the Melbourne suburb of Auburn. They were to stay there for about the next two years.5

After their marriage, Hubert and Mavis moved in with his mother at 2 Coppin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.2 Mavis and Hubert had a number of other children between 1935 and 1941 but all of them except Barbara died young. There is some speculation that his is because they had congenital birth defects due to their parent's incompatible blood types that resulted in clotted blood (Margaret), being born with half a bowel and septisemia.2 Mavis and Hubert lived in 1942 at Hawthorn. They stayed there until they went overseas; on their return at the end of the decade they went back to Coppin Grove.6 Mavis and Hubert lived circa 1948 at Great Bookham, Surrey. They remained there for three years in the late 1940's.2

Her mother died September 1962 at the age of 74. Mavis was aged 49 when this happened.

Mavis and Hubert lived in 1968 at at 20 Bluff street in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn East.

Her husband Hubert died 9 March 1968 at the age of 58, leaving her a widow at age 54.

Mavis died in 1990.

Mavis's will was probated. And her estate was valued at $1,748.65, made up predominantly of shares and some minor items of jewellery.7

Children of Mavis Lily Oaten and Hubert Nicholson

Children
Last Edited13 Oct 2013
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Oaten Family - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Descendents of Donald Nicholson

Citations

  1. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1913 No.12239.
  2. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  3. [S266] Mavis Nicholson (nee Oaten), Windsor.
  4. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1934 No.536.
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Auburn 1936 p.129-130 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  6. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1942 p.167-168 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  7. [S665] Supreme Court of Victoria - Probate and Administration, Inventory of Assets for Mavis Lily Nicholson (15 Sep 2013).
  8. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1937p.174 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).
  9. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1949 p.188 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  10. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1954 p.159 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  11. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1934 No.7663.
  12. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1941 No.4966.