Catherine Oaten

#173, (8 August 1889-13 September 1930)
FatherCharles Henry Oaten (22 Jan 1866-12 Apr 1951)
MotherCatherine Carroll (27 Sep 1866-6 Oct 1901)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Last Edited21 Dec 2018
Catherine Oaten
(Source: husbands headstone
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89311114#view-photo=170091504)
     Catherine Oaten was also known as Kate.1 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. Whilst historical facts are not copyright, my writing about these facts are. If you wish to use any text from this site on Ancestry or on any other website, please ask me first - Tim Hill.
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Her common name was Katie. Catherine was born on Thursday, 8 August 1889 at the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.2,3 She was the daughter 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.4,5,6,7,8,9
134 Easey Street, Collingwood
[Source: Google Maps]
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).10,11

The Oaten family moved house again, firstly to 84 Sackville Street, then to 35 Emma Street Collingwood.12,13,14

On 23 July 1901 Charles apparently left the family home leaving Catherine and their seven children aged 2 months to 14 years.15

Her mother died 6 October 1901 at the age of 35. Catherine was aged 12 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.16,17,18,19

On Monday, 23 April 1906 Kate was discharged from the orphanage and apprenticed to a convent in Queenscliffe, Victoria but these arrangements lasted little more than a year.19

She was readmitted to the orphanage in mid 1907.19 On Sunday, 11 August 1907 Catherine was collected by her father.19

She married James Edward Growney, son of Own Joseph Growney and Margaret Oakley, in 1911 at Collingwood.20 Catherine's occupation was given as 'home duties' in 1914.21 Catherine and James lived in 1914 at at 125 Rupert Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.21

Her husband James died 28 April 1920, leaving her a widow at age 30.

A year after Albert's death (and just a few short days after her own husband's death), his sister Catherine published a memorial in the paper:

"OATEN.— In loving memory of our dear brother, who departed this life on the 2nd of May 1919; also Albert Robert, son of the above, died 3rd May, 1917,
Just when life looked brightest.
Just when his hopes ran high,
He was called from this world of sorrow,
Oh, why did he have to die?
Time may heal our aching hearts,
Time may make the wound less ore
But time can never stop the longing
For our loved one gone before.
— Inserted by his sister Kate, and the late Jim Growney."1

Catherine lived in 1924 at at 105 Rupert Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.22 Catherine's occupation was given as 'home duties' in 1924.22

Catherine died on 13 September 1930 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy at age 41.23,19,24 Her body was interred at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery on 15 September 1930 at the Melbourne suburb of Coburg. She is buried in the Roman Catholic section, plot CO-RC*D***424, and is buried with her husband and her father Charles..25

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1889Name-Comm
1889Birththe Melbourne suburb of Collingwood2,3
1906Note memo only CR CRQueenscliffe, Victoria19
1906Note memo only CR CR19
1907Note memo only19
1911MarriageCollingwood20
1914Occupation21
1914Residence at 125 Rupert Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood21
1920Quotation type 31
1924Residence at 105 Rupert Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood22
1924Occupation22
1930Deaththe Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy23,19,24
1930Burial at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg25

Family

James Edward Growney (1884-28 Apr 1920)
Children

Citations

  1. [S921] The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1920 'Family Notices', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 1 May, p. 4. , viewed 29 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203703464
  2. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1889 No.30052.
  3. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/… (for exact date).
  4. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1892 p.1015.
  5. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1891 p.1019.
  6. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1893 p.970.
  7. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1894 p.966.
  8. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1895 p.971, p.190.
  9. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1896 p.990, p.175.
  10. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Spensley Street 1897.
  11. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Spensley Street 1898.
  12. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1901 p.1122, p.248.
  13. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Emma Street 1900.
  14. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1900 p.1086, p.238.
  15. [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.
  16. [S267] Pat Lyon, Tim Hill 5 May 1987.
  17. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/… (for Maggie's details).
  18. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/… (for location the boys were sent to).
  19. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/…
  20. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1911 No.9874 (index only).
  21. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Barkley 1914 p.27.
  22. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Barkley 1924 p.20.
  23. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1930 #9518 (index only).
  24. [S372] GEDCOM file created by Arthur Russ, 21 April 2011.
  25. [S1054] Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (http://gmct.com.au) Roman Catholic section, Plot CO-RC*D***424.
  26. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://person.ancestry.com.au/tree/31874343/person/…