Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers

Robert Hamilton Oliver (1868 - 1939), and Mary Ann Edmeades (1863 - 1942)

Married: 2 Apr 1886, Avon Plains, Vic, Australia

Alexander Joseph Oliver
Born: 1825, Denholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Died: 7 Mar 1873, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Buried: 10 Mar 1873, Melbourne General Cemetery, Vic, Australia


Lucy Rutson
Born: c.1831, Harrow Weald, Middx., England
Christened: 2 Jan 1831, Great Stanmore, Middx., England
Died: 21 Dec 1877, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Buried: 22 Dec 1877, Melbourne General Cemetery, Vic, Australia

Robert Hamilton OLIVER
Born: 31 Jul 1868, Collingwood, Vic, Australia
Died: 5 Oct 1939, Manangatang, Vic, Australia



John Henry Oliver
Born: 22 Dec 1884, Vic, Australia
Died: 1965, Manangatang, Vic, Australia

Charlotte Agnes Lucy Oliver
Born: 3 Jun 1886, Minyip, Vic, Australia
Died: 1915, Minyip, Vic, Australia
Buried: Clunes, Vic, Australia

Mary Ann Oliver
Born: 27 Oct 1888, Gre Gre North, Vic, Australia
Died: 17 May 1979, White Hills, Vic, Australia

Eliza Jane Oliver
Born: 12 Aug 1891, Lalbert, Vic, Australia
Died: 1973, Swan Hill, Vic, Australia

Emma Elizabeth Oliver
Born: 14 Oct 1893, Donald, Vic, Australia
Died: 1955, Boor..., Vic, Australia

Robert Hamilton Oliver
Born: 3 Sep 1896, Donald, Vic, Australia
Died: 1978, Robinvale, Vic, Australia

Sarah Carol May Oliver
Born: 20 Mar 1899, Donald, Vic, Australia
Died: 1970, Stawell, Vic, Australia


Alberta Victoria Oliver
Born: 24 Oct 1902, Lalbert, Vic, Australia
Died: 17 Mar 1992, Australia


Susan Ellen Oliver
Born: 17 Jun 1907, Lalbert, Vic, Australia
Died: 9 Aug 1992, Australia

William Edmeades
Born: 1830, Kent, England
Christened: 20 Jun 1830, Longfield, Kent, England
Died: 1865, Vic, Australia

Eliza Pole
Born: 1844, West Bradley, Somt, England
Died: 1897, Swan Hill, Vic, Australia

Born: 28 Jul 1863, Glendarnel, Vic, Australia
Died: 22 May 1942, Manangatang, Vic, Australia


R.H. Oliver
Notes: see also the Oliver family portrait
Source: Birth - Victorian Pioneer Index (1836-1888).

M.A. Edmeades
Notes: see also the Oliver family portrait, and the Oliver - Pole visit snap
Source: Birth - Birth certificate.

Marriage source: Marriage certificate.  

Story: Robert Hamilton Oliver (1868 - 1939)

From Hilda Dean, added to this site 16 Jan 2001

Robert's father passed away aged 48 and his mother a few years later aged 45, leaving the him (aged 9) and his brothers (aged 11 and 14) without anyone to look after them. They were placed in an orphanage, which Robert left when he was 13 years old.

Nothing is known of his early years until he eventually came to Donald and married Mary Ann Edmeades in 1886 when he was 20.

Robert and Mary farmed around the Donald district for a number of years where they started their family of nine. They carried out mixed farming. In 1907 they moved to Lalbert, and in early 1915 they moved again, this time to a farm about 6 miles from the little township of Manangatang.

About 1934 Robert and Mary sold their farm and shifted into Manangatang where they lived until Robert passed away suddenly at the age of 74 on 5-10-1939. Mary continued to stay in their home until she passed away on 22-5-1945 aged 79. Both are buried in the Manangatang cemetery.

Story: Mary Ann Edmeades (1863 - 1942)

From a newspaper, added to this site 16 Jan 2001


Another of the pioneers of this district, in the person of Mrs. Mary Ann Oliver, has passed away. The deceased lady had been an inmate of the local hospital for nearly a fortnight, and died on Saturday evening. In the early days the Oliver family came from Donald to Lalbert, remaining there for about seven years, and in 1916 they came to Manangatang, which at that time consisted of 3 or 4 small business places, and the procuring of provisions was extremely limited. She was married at Swanwater to her late husband, Mr Robert Hamilton Oliver, and of the marriage there were two sons and seven daughters, one of whom is deceased. The late Mrs Oliver had resided all her life in Victoria. She was born at Clunes and was 78 years of age. For many years past Mrs Oliver was a great helper in all local functions, and her genial disposition endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. Her kindly assistance with neighbourly help was at all times forthcoming, and many will remember her for good deeds in times of stress.

Her husband died in October 1939, and previous to his death they had been farming out west of Manangatang, and latterly moved into the township. Most of the family have gone to different parts of the state, but the eldest son (Mr. John Oliver) and a daughter (Mrs. J. Hughes) remain in the district.

The place of interment was the Manangatang cemetery, and the esteem with which she was held was shown by the large funeral at 10.30 on Monday morning. Mr F.J. Matherbe, of Swan Hill, had charge of the mortuary arrangements, and a short service was held prior to the cortege moving off, the Rev. Risstrom officiating both there and at the grave. To the bereaved relatives the deepest sympathy is offered.

Robert Oliver with his wife Mary Ann (nee Edmeads)

Robert Oliver with his wife Mary Ann (nee Edmeads)

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