Harold John Neill

#39, (circa 1907-24 November 1966)
FatherWilliam Neill1
MotherFrances Jordan1 (c 1874-1958)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Last Edited25 Dec 2021
Harry Neill, football player for St. Kilda
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Harold was born circa 1907 at the Melbourne suburb of Newport.2 He was the son of William Neill and Frances Jordan.1 His common name was Harry.

Harold John Neill was football player for the South Melbourne (2 games), Footscray (17 games) and St. Kilda teams (84 games and 58 goals over seven years) where he won the club best and fairest in 1931 in 1933.3,4

He married Violet Agnette Oaten, daughter of Albert Edward Oaten and Violet Barbara Cheyne, at St. John's Church of England on Saturday, 20 January 1940 at the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell.. Others attending the wedding included Charles Henry Oaten as giver of the bride; others who may have been there include Violet Barbara Cheyne as mother of the bride, Frances Jordan as mother of the groom and William Neill as father of the groom. Aunts, uncles and grandparents who may have attended include Lydia Amelia Oaten, Charles Henry Oaten, Henry William Oaten, Margaret Mary Oaten, Alice Eleanor Mary Oaten, Winifred Amelia Oaten, Lily Hawthorne Cheyne and Daisy Agnnete Cheyne. Harold and Violet went on to have two children together.5

Harold died on 24 November 1966 at Victoria.6,7,1 His body was interred at Williamstown cemetery at the Melbourne suburb of Williamstown.8


Violet Agnette Oaten (18 Jun 1910-10 Jan 1985)


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