Mavis Lily Oaten

#17, (1 May 1913-21 October 1990)
FatherAlbert Edward Oaten (16 Apr 1888-2 May 1919)
MotherViolet Barbara Cheyne (11 Apr 1888-14 Sep 1962)
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Oaten Family - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Descendents of Donald Nicholson
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 at 15 Coleman street on Thursday, 1 May 1913 at the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy.1,2 She was the daughter of Albert Edward Oaten and Violet Barbara Cheyne. She presumably lived with her parents at North Fitzroy in 1914. They were to stay in this house for another four years.3 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 age of 31. Mavis was aged 6 when this happened. He died of influenza during the epidemic.

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.4,5 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.6 At this time her occupation was given as a shop assistant at Myer's department store in her early years. Mavis and Hubert Nicholson became the parents of Leigh Donald Nicholson in 1934 at Victoria.7

She married Hubert Nicholson, a mechanic, 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. Witnesses to the wedding were Violet Barbara Cheyne and Louise Augusta Fooks.8,9 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.10

After their marriage, Hubert and Mavis moved in with his mother at 2 Coppin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.6 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.6 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.11 Mavis and Hubert lived circa 1948 at Great Bookham, Surrey. They remained there for three years in the late 1940's.6 Mavis Lily Oaten and Hubert Nicholson were found on a passenger list on the Strathnaver on 5 January 1950 from London to Melbourne. They were returning home from Hubert's posting to England Travelling with them were their children, Barbara and Graham.12

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. Mavis provided information on the death of Hubert Nicholson, on 9 March 1968, at at 20 Bluff Street in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn East at age 54.13

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

Mavis died on 21 October 1990 at Melbourne at age 77.14 Her body was interred at Springvale Botanical Crematorium at Springvale.14

Mavis's will was probated on 20 September 1991. And her estate was valued at $1,748.65, made up predominantly of shares and some minor items of jewellery.15

Family

Hubert Nicholson (16 Dec 1909-9 Mar 1968)
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1913 No.12239.
  2. [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).
  3. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Fitzroy Central.
  4. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Delbridge 1924 p.43.
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Fitzroy North 1931 p.85.
  6. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  7. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  8. [S266] Mavis Nicholson (nee Oaten), Windsor.
  9. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1934 No.536.
  10. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Auburn 1936 p.129-130 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  11. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1942 p.167-168 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  12. [S658] UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Ancestry.com, Departure Date: 5 Jan 1950; Port of Departure: London, England; Destination Port: Melbourne, Australia; Ship Name: Strathnaver; Shipping line: P and O; Official Number: 162619; Master: J C Mellonie.
  13. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1968 No.5713.
  14. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  15. [S665] Supreme Court of Victoria - Probate and Administration, Inventory of Assets for Mavis Lily Nicholson (15 Sep 2013).
  16. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1937p.174 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).
  17. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1949 p.188 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  18. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1954 p.159 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  19. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1934 No.7663.
  20. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1941 No.4966.