Hubert Nicholson

#18, (16 December 1909-9 March 1968)
FatherCharles Leigh Clare Nicholson (May 1872-1930)
MotherLouise Augusta Fooks (9 Apr 1880-1959)
Hubert Nicholson c1935
     (For a brief history and context on the Nicholson family see this page)

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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Hubert was born on Thursday, 16 December 1909 at Queenstown, Tasmania.1 He was the son of Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson and Louise Augusta Fooks. His long name was Hubert Evelyn Leigh Arncliffe Donald St.Aldwyn Nicholson. His common name was 'Boy'. The Nicholson family posed for a photograph c1910.
The Nicholson family posed for a photograph c1910 (George Gibb Nicholson, Marguerite Danuser, Hubert Nicholson, Lily Euphemia Eveline Nicholson, Marguerite Nicholson, Euphemia Scott Gibb, Donald Nicholson, Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson, Lousie Augusta Fooks)
(source: B. L. Nicholson)
Some of the extended family posed for a photograph in Queenstown, Tasmania circa 1915.
The extended family posed for a photograph c1915 ('Boy' Nicholson and his mother Louise Augusta Fooks, Albert Fooks, 'Boy's sister Jeanne Nicholson, Vernon Ashcroft and his mother Coralie Fooks)
(source: Julian Hawley)


His father died 1930. Hubert lived in 1931 at at 51 Haines Street in the Melbourne suburb of Glenferrie. He was about 22.2 He was a mechanic in 1931.2 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.3

He married Mavis Lily Oaten, daughter of Albert Edward Oaten and Violet Barbara Cheyne, on Saturday, 17 February 1934 at the Melbourne suburb of Kew. He was 24 and his wife Mavis was 20.4,5 Hubert and Mavis Lily Oaten became the parents of Leigh Donald Nicholson circa 1934. Hubert Nicholson was a fitter in 1936.6 Hubert and Mavis 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.7

After their marriage, Hubert and Mavis moved in with his mother at 2 Coppin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.3 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.3 Hubert Nicholson was a teacher perhaps of Electrical and Radio engineering in 1942 at Melbourne Tech, in Melbourne.8,3 Hubert and Mavis 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.8 Hubert served in the Australian Army during World War 2 as a major. on 1 January 1944. He apparently was involved in the atomic tests at Maralinga in some capacity, as well other scientific projects, and described himself as a soldier and a teacher for the next decade. Hubert and Mavis lived circa 1948 at Great Bookham, Surrey. They remained there for three years in the late 1940's.3

His mother died 1959. Hubert was also apparently a church warden and member of the dioces - most likely at Christ Church in Hawthorn.

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

Hubert died on 9 March 1968 at Melbourne at age 58 of cardiac arrest.9 His body was interred at Christ Church on 15 March 1968 at the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. His daughter Barbara, then living in Alice Springs, flew down for the funeral..

Children of Hubert Nicholson and Mavis Lily Oaten

Children
Last Edited25 May 2014

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
1909BirthQueenstown, Tasmania1
1910Name-Long
Name-Comm
1931Residence at 51 Haines Street in the Melbourne suburb of Glenferrie2
1931Occupation2
c 1932Anecdote3
1934Marriagethe Melbourne suburb of Kew4,5
1936Occupation6
1936Residence at 97 Illawarra Road in the Melbourne suburb of Auburn7
1937Occupation-hide10
1937Residence-hideAuburn10
Anecdote at 2 Coppin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn3
Anecdote3
1942OccupationMelbourne Tech, in Melbourne8,3
1942ResidenceHawthorn8
1944Milit-Beg
c 1948ResidenceGreat Bookham, Surrey3
1949Occupation-hide11
1949Residence-hideHawthorn11
1954Occupation-hide12
1954Residence-hideHawthorn12
1968Residence at 20 Bluff street in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn East
1968DeathMelbourne9
1968Burial at Christ Church in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Oaten Family - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Descendents of Donald Nicholson

Citations

  1. [S261] Tasmania, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1910 No.1271.
  2. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Glenferrie 1931 p.81-82 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  3. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  4. [S266] Mavis Nicholson (nee Oaten), Windsor.
  5. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1934 No.536.
  6. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Auburn 1936 p.129-130 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).
  7. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Auburn 1936 p.129-130 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  8. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1942 p.167-168 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  9. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1968 No.5713.
  10. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1937p.174 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).
  11. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1949 p.188 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  12. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1954 p.159 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  13. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1934 No.7663.
  14. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1941 No.4966.