Daisy Agnnete Cheyne

#167, (1891-circa 1965)
FatherRobert Cheyne (c 1853-1 Mar 1913)
MotherAgnette E. Sörum (c 1849-19 Jul 1901)
Last Edited7 Sep 2022
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The family lived in three houses in quick succession; in 1891 they were firstly at 63 Flemington Road, North Melbourne; then at 16 Gardner street in Richmond, then at 10 James Street Fitzroy where they settled and stayed until the turn of the century. This was a 5 room house owned by a Henry Wernberg.1,2,3,4 Daisy was born in 1891 at the Melbourne suburb of Richmond.5 She was the daughter of Robert Cheyne and Agnette E. Sörum. She presumablylived with her parents at at 116 Fitzroy Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in July 1901.6,7

Her mother died 19 July 1901 at the approximate age of 50. Daisy was about 10 when this happened.6 She departed from Melbourne on 6 January 1903 on the 'Changsha' as part of a tour of the Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Company. The was one of about 30 children who visited Manilla, and then went on to Canada.8

Her brother Albert Robert Cheyne was arrested at his home at at 307 Young Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy for theft, and the house searched.9,10 Daisy Agnnete Cheyne arrived in Sydney on 27 March 1904 after a journey of more than a year to the Phillipines and Canada.11 She presumablylived with her father at at 121 Kerr Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in 1905.12

At the age of about 15, she was billed in a 'people's concert' as a "wonderfully successful, refined Serio-Comic Danseuse."13

She may have attended the wedding of her sister in the marriage of Henry John Barrett and Lily Hawthorne Cheyne in 1906 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Henry and Lily went on to have two known children together.14

On 14 May 1907 her brother Arthur died at the approximate age of 19.

She may have attended the wedding of her sister in the marriage of Albert Edward Oaten and Violet Barbara Cheyne in a Congregational Church ceremony at at the manse 101 Gore Street on Wednesday, 24 November 1909 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Violet needed the consent of her father to marry; both Violet and Albert had lost their mothers in their early teens. Violet and Albert went on to have four children together, three of whom lived to their adulthood.15,16

Her father died 1 March 1913 at the approximate age of 60.. Daisy was about 22 when this happened.

She was an actress at the Tivoli theatre and had at least one performance in where she was in 'the most brilliant pantomime extravaganza ever producted in Australia, Puss in Boots' with 200 people on stage at His Majesty's Theatre, in Brisbane.17 She was also part of the production's tour in August 1913 at Albert Hall, in Launceston, Tasmania.18 Daisy's occupation was given as 'home duties' in 1914.19

She married John Lincoln Peter Sherman, son of James Abner Sherman and Margaret Doyle, in 1914 at Victoria..20 Daisy and Johnlived in December 1914 at at 29 Longmore Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda.19
Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Company (Manilla, 1903)
Source: Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne.
Daisy and Johnlived in 1917 at at 5 York Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda.21

In another cruel blow, the fourth death in 18 years, their other brother Albert died at the age of 33 on Saturday, 3 May 1919. Daisy was about 18 when this happened. Daisy and Johnlived in 1921 at at 20 Marine Parade in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda.22 Daisy and Johnlived in 1925 at at 21 Docker Street in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick South.23 Daisy and Johnlived in 1931 at at 12 Hilda Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern East.24

She may have attended the wedding of her niece in the marriage of Hubert Nicholson and Mavis Lily Oaten in a Church of England ceremony at All Saints on Saturday, 17 February 1934 at the Melbourne suburb of Kooyong. Mavis married with the consent of her mother. They went on to have some eight children together, only two of whom reached adulthood.25,26 Daisy and Johnlived in 1936 at at 33 Allenby Place in the Melbourne suburb of Gardiner.27

She may have attended the wedding of her niece in the marriage of Harold John Neill and Violet Agnette Oaten at St. John's Church of England on Saturday, 20 January 1940 at the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell. The marriage was featured on the 'Weddings and Engagements' page of The Age and included a photo. Harold and Violet went on to have two children together.28,29 Daisy and Johnlived in 1943 at Gardiner.30 Her niece recalls that she used to dress in bright coloured clothing all of the same hue.31

Christmas for the extended family would take place at a different house each year, with each family bringing meals to contribute to the affair. There would be sing-a-longs of Christmas Carols and a big traditional roast of ham and turkey.32 Daisylived in 1949 at at 7 Douglas Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern South.33 Daisy's occupation was given as 'home duties' in 1949.33 Daisy's occupation was given as 'home duties' in 1954.34

Daisy died circa 1965 at the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.35 Her body was interred at Melbourne General Cemetery on 9 April 1965 at the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. Plot MGC-RC-Comp-NA-No-479.36

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1891Birththe Melbourne suburb of Richmond5
1903Passngr-departMelbourne8
1904Passngr-arriveSydney11
1906Note memo only CR CR13
OccupationHis Majesty's Theatre, in Brisbane17
1913OccupationAlbert Hall, in Launceston, Tasmania18
1914Occupation19
1914Married Name20
1914MarriageVictoria20
1914Residence at 29 Longmore Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda19
1915Occupation-hide37
1915Residence-hideSt. Kilda37
1917Occupation-hide21
1917Residence at 5 York Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda21
1919Occupation-hide38
1919Residence-hideSt. Kilda38
1921Occupation-hide22
1921Residence at 20 Marine Parade in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda22
1925Occupation-hide23
1925Residence at 21 Docker Street in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick South23
1927Occupation-hide39
1927Residence-hideElsternwick South39
1931Occupation-hide24
1931Residence at 12 Hilda Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern East24
1936Occupation-hide27
1936Residence at 33 Allenby Place in the Melbourne suburb of Gardiner27
1943Occupation-hide30
1943ResidenceGardiner30
Anecdote31
1949Residence at 7 Douglas Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern South33
1949Occupation33
1954Occupation34
1954Residence-hideMalvern South34
1965Deaththe Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn35
1965Burial at Melbourne General Cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton36

Family

John Lincoln Peter Sherman (1887-17 Jun 1945)
Children

Citations

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  2. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1892 p.684.
  3. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1893 p.654.
  4. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Fitzroy [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] James Street 1892.
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  6. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1901 No.9587.
  7. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1901 p.835.
  8. [S1246] Victorian Government,"Passenger List of the 'Changsha'," Passenger List, Outwards passenger lists (1852-1923) , 6/01/1903. Currently held by Public Record Office Victoria, Melbourne.
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  13. [S921] The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1906 'Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 24 March, p. 20. , viewed 18 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10010786
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  15. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1909 No.9213.
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  18. [S566] The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, 1913 'Advertising.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 19 August, p. 1 Edition: DAILY, viewed 30 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50720469
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  20. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1914 No.1366.
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  25. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1934 No.536.
  26. [S266] Mavis Nicholson (nee Oaten), Windsor.
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  29. [S921] The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1940 'WEDDINGS and ENGAGEMENTS', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 20 January, p. 19. , viewed 09 Sep 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203997697
  30. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Division of Fawkner, Subdivision of Gardiner, 1943 p.180.
  31. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  32. [S1234] Barbara Nicholson, 19 Dec 2020.
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  34. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Division of Henty, Subdivision of Malvern South, 1954 p.42.
  35. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1965 No.6781 (index only).
  36. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/205971228/daisy-agnetta-sherman : accessed 07 May 2021), memorial page for Daisy Agnetta Sherman (1891–9 Apr 1965), Find a Grave Memorial ID 205971228, citing Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton North, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by Tony M. (contributor 48299134) .
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