Henry William Oaten

#170, (23 January 1896-14 May 1950)
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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Henry was born on Thursday, 23 January 1896 at the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill.1,2 He was the son of Charles Henry Oaten and Catherine Carroll. His common name was Harry.3 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).4,5

The Oaten family moved house again, firstly to 84 Sackville Street, then to 35 Emma Street Collingwood.6,7,8

On 23 July 1901 Charles apparently left the family home leaving Catherine and their seven children aged 2 months to 14 years.3

His mother died 6 October 1901 at the age of 35. Henry was aged 5 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.9,10,11,12

Henry was discharged from the orphanage on Saturday, 17 April 1909 to the care of his brother Albert at at 27 Reilly Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.13 Henry William Oaten was a boot operator in 1919.14

He married Ellen Gertrude Morris, daughter of Charles Edwin Morris and Elsi May Hill, at Baptist Tabernacle on Sunday, 19 January 1919 at the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood. He was 22 and his wife Ellen was 24.15,16 Henry William Oaten was a boot finisher in 1921.17 Henry and Ellen lived in 1921 at at 3 Stanley Street in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote.17 Henry and Ellen lived in 1922 at at 17 Kelvin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote.18 Henry and Ellen lived in 1924 at the Melbourne suburb of Preston.13 Henry and Ellen lived in 1931 at 49 Pender Street, in Preston.19 Henry and Ellen lived in 1949 at Preston.13

Henry died on 14 May 1950 at Preston at age 54.20,2 His body was interred at Preston Cemetery on 17 May 1950 at the Melbourne suburb of Preston. Area F, Plot PR-F****4428. He is buried with his wife, his father-in-law and his son John.21,13

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1896Birththe Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill1,2
1897Name-Comm3
1919Occupation14
1919Marriage at Baptist Tabernacle in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood15,16
1921Occupation17
1921Residence at 3 Stanley Street in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote17
1922Residence at 17 Kelvin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote18
1924Residencethe Melbourne suburb of Preston13
1931Occupation-hide19
1931Residence49 Pender Street, in Preston19
1936Occupation-hide22
1936Residence-hidePreston22
1939Occupation-hide23
1939Residence-hidePreston23
1949ResidencePreston13
1950DeathPreston20,2
1950Burial at Preston Cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of Preston21,13

Family

Ellen Gertrude Morris (12 Jan 1895-19 Aug 1955)
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1896 No.2278.
  2. [S338] Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/… (for exact date).
  3. [S944] Public Records Office Victoria, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 10/10/1898 to 19/5/1902, Northcote, Victoria, Australia First name(s): Charles; Last name: Oaten; Year: 1901; Event date: 29 Jul 1901; Role: Accused or Defendant; Court: Northcote Courts; Sessions date: 10 Oct 1898-19 May 1902; Archive reference: 338/P0/Vol 7.
  4. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Spensley Street 1897.
  5. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Spensley Street 1898.
  6. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1901 p.1122, p.248.
  7. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Emma Street 1900.
  8. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1900 p.1086, p.238.
  9. [S267] Letter from Pat Lyon, to Tim Hill 5 May 1987.
  10. [S338] Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/… (for Maggie's details).
  11. [S338] Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/… (for location the boys were sent to).
  12. [S338] Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/…
  13. [S338] Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/…
  14. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Fitzroy Central 1919 p.47.
  15. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1919 No.1652.
  16. [S338] Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/… (for place).
  17. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Bourke, Sub-Division of Northcote 1921 p.198.
  18. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Northcote 1922 p.211.
  19. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Preston 1931 p.202.
  20. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1950 No.4908.
  21. [S1054] Website Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (http://gmct.com.au) Area F, Plot PR-F****4428.
  22. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Preston 1936 p.218.
  23. [S945] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (findmypast.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Preston 1939 p.239.