Violet Agnette Oaten

#28, (18 June 1910-10 January 1985)
FatherAlbert Edward Oaten (16 Apr 1888-2 May 1919)
MotherViolet Barbara Cheyne (11 Apr 1888-14 Sep 1962)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Last Edited15 Feb 2019
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Her common name was Vi.1 Violet was born on Saturday, 18 June 1910 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.2 She was the daughter of Albert Edward Oaten and Violet Barbara Cheyne. She presumably lived with her parents at at 14 Fergie Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy in 1911.3 She presumably lived with her parents at at 868 Nicholson Street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy in 1913.4 She presumably lived with her parents at at 15 Coleman street in the Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy in 1914. They were to stay in this house for another four years.5

Her father died 2 May 1919 at the age of 31. Violet was aged 8 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.6,7 Violet Agnette Oaten was a dressmaker in 1931.7,8

Five years after that she was living at 68 Riversdale Road Glenferrie, then at 39 Currajong Avenue Camberwell in 1939.9,10 She was a designer in 1936.9 Her niece says that Vi was a career woman and designer with Lucy Secor, and that she travelled to Japan in connection with this.1

She married Harold John Neill, son of William Neill and Frances Jordan, at St. John's Church of England on Saturday, 20 January 1940 at the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell. Witnesses to the wedding were Charles Henry Oaten, Margaret Alice Hume and Violet Barbara Cheyne.11 Violet was employed at Buckley and Nunn's department store as a handbag saleswoman at Melbourne on 1 July 1960. She apparently remained there for many years.

Her mother died September 1962 at the age of 74. Violet was aged 52 when this happened.

Violet died on 10 January 1985 at at Francis Cabrini hospital in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern at age 74.12 Her body was interred in January 1985 at the Melbourne suburb of Altona.

Her will was probated on 7 June 1985.12

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Name-Comm1
1910Birththe Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy2
1931Occupation7,8
1936Occupation9
Anecdote1
1937Occupation-hide13
1940Marriage at St. John's Church of England in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell11
1960EmploymentMelbourne
1985Death at Francis Cabrini hospital in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern12
1985Burialthe Melbourne suburb of Altona
1985Probate-new12

Family

Harold John Neill (c 1907-24 Nov 1966)
Child

Citations

  1. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  2. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1910 No.19210.
  3. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1911 p.1283.
  4. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1913 p.1977, p.296.
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Fitzroy Central.
  6. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Delbridge 1924 p.43.
  7. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Division of Batman, Sub-Division of Fitzroy North 1931 p.85.
  8. [S1076] Barbara Nicholson, 09:00 - 09:20.
  9. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Division of Kooyong, Sub-Division of Glenferrie 1936 p.90.
  10. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Division of Yarra, Sub-Division of Hawthorn 1942 p.190.
  11. [S336] The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1940 ''Maids In Pink Marquisette.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 22 January, p. 8, viewed 2 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11269816
  12. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/…
  13. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Division of Yarra, Sub-Division of Hawthorn 1937 p.176.