Margaret Mary Oaten

#171, (23 September 1897-26 November 1979)
FatherCharles Henry Oaten (1866-12 Apr 1951)
MotherCatherine Carroll (27 Sep 1866-6 Oct 1901)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Mary Margaret Oaten
(source: stevebower1 - ancestry.com)
     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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Margaret was born on Thursday, 23 September 1897 at the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill.1,2 She was the daughter of Charles Henry Oaten and Catherine Carroll. She presumably lived with her 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).3 Her common name was Maggie.4,5 She presumably lived with her parents at Clifton Hill in November 1898. This house was a wooden house.6 She presumably lived with her parents at at 84 Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in 1900.7 She presumably lived with her parents at at 35 Emma Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in December 1900.8 She presumably lived with her parents at Collingwood in 1901.9

On 23 July 1901 Charles apparently left the family home leaving Catherine and their seven children aged 2 months to 14 years.5

Her mother died 6 October 1901 at the age of 35. Margaret was aged 4 when this happened.

After the death of their mother, Lydia, Kate and Margaret went to live with the nuns in an Abbotsford convent (most likely Sisters of the Good Shepard) in about 1901. Their brothers went to a Catholic boys home in South Melbourne (probably St. Vincents de Paul), whilst the youngest daughter Alice initially went to live with neighbours until she was four. She was then made a ward of the state at Royal Park and lost track of her family until she was seventeen. She became aware of her family when she was sent a cheque.10 She presumably lived with her parents at Jackson Street, in Northcote, in 1902.11

Her father married Mary Louisa Gedge in 1911. she was aged about 14.

Maggie was apparently returned to care between 1911 and 1915.2

She married George Norwood, son of Thomas Norwood and Elizabeth Holligan, in 1918 at Victoria.12

One year after Albert's death his sister Margaret published a memorial in the paper:
OATEN.— In loving .memory of my dear brother, Albert, who passed away on the 2nd May, 1919; and Albert Robert, son of above, died 3rd May, 1917,
The sudden shock, the pain severe,
We little thought your death so near;
Only those who have lost are able to tell
The pain at the heart at not saying farewell.
A better brother never lived,
Or one more true and kind;
His equal in this weary world
Is very hard to find.
So dearly loved, so sadly missed.
— Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law, Maggie and George.4

Margaret and George lived in 1924 at at 108 Gipps Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.13 Margaret and George lived in 1934 at at 99 Henty Street in the Melbourne suburb of Preston. Margaret's aging father also lived with them.14 She was recorded as engaged with home duties in 1936.15 Margaret and George lived in 1939 at Preston. Margaret's aging father also lived with them.16 Margaret's occupation was given as 'home duties' in 1946.17

Her father died 12 April 1951 at the approximate age of 85. Margaret was aged 53 when this happened.

Margaret died on 26 November 1979 at the Melbourne suburb of Preston at age 82.2

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1897Birththe Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill1,2
1898Name-Comm4,5
1918MarriageVictoria12
1920Quotation type 34
1924Residence at 108 Gipps Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood13
1934Residence at 99 Henty Street in the Melbourne suburb of Preston14
1936Occupation15
1936Residence-hidePreston15
1939ResidencePreston16
1946Occupation17
1946Residence-hidePreston17
1949Occupation-hide18
1949Residence-hidePreston18
1979Deaththe Melbourne suburb of Preston2

Family

George Norwood (1895-26 Mar 1967)
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1897 No.27089.
  2. [S338] Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/43539742/person/…
  3. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Spensley Street 1897.
  4. [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
  5. [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.
  6. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Spensley Street 1898.
  7. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1900 p.1086, p.238.
  8. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Emma Street 1900.
  9. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1901 p.1122, p.248.
  10. [S267] Letter from Pat Lyon, to Tim Hill 5 May 1987.
  11. [S355] Sands and McDougall Victorian Directories, various dates 1902 p.1192, p.436.
  12. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1918 No.5235 (index only).
  13. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Yarra, Sub-Division of Barkly Ward 1924 p.37.
  14. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Preston 1934 p.206.
  15. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (Ancestry.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Preston 1936 p.218.
  16. [S945] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (findmypast.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Preston 1939 p.239.
  17. [S945] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (findmypast.com, (no ref.)) Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Preston 1946 p.282.
  18. [S945] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, (findmypast.com, (no ref.)) Division of Darebin, Sub-Division of Preston 1949 p.307.