Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers
Married: 1916, Vic, Australia
Born: c.1855, St Kilda, Vic, Australia
Died: 4 Jun 1908, Fitzroy Nth, Vic, Australia
Buried: 6 Jun 1908, Melbourne General Cemetery, Vic, Australia
Died: 24 Dec 1927, Carlton Nth, Vic, Australia
|John James HOGAN
Born: 1 May 1886, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
Died: 1978, Carlton, Vic, Australia
|Felix John McVeigh
Died: 1936, Coburg, Vic, Australia
Mary Ann Hennessy
Born: 1864, Williamstown, Vic, Australia
Died: 1939, North Carlton, Vic, Australia
|Florence May MCVEIGH|
Born: 1891, St Kilda, Vic, Australia
Died: 1957, Carlton, Vic, Australia
Source: Birth - Victorian Pioneer Index (1836-1888).
Source: Birth - Victorian Federation Index on CD-ROM (1889-1901) [AL].
Marriage source: Victorian Great War Index on CD-ROM (1914-1920) [AL].
Jack and Jimmy Hogan (my great-uncles), were twin brothers, descendants of Irish catholic immigrants. Jimmy liked to boast that he was the elder, being born a few minutes before his brother. They were named John James Hogan and James John Hogan. This is interesting, because although names are often recycled in families, it is unusual for name-recycling in the one birth! Jack was a short, wiry man, stronger than his brother.
They lived most of their lives in Carlton, Vic, Australia. Jack married Florrie, but they had no children, adopting and raising a girl. For many years Jack ran a milk cart, delivering milk door-to-door, and looked after a dairy. Jack's wife's family had a dairy farm in Coburg (next door to a knitting mill) and Jack got his milk from there.
In those days milk was not sold in bottles: the milk was sold from a large container on the back of a horse-drawn cart. The milkman made his presence known in the street and housewives would bring out billy cans which he would fill from the back of his cart. The householder would then take the milk inside and pasteurise it, bringing it to a simmer on the stove. (There were ceramic glazed discs that could be put in the milk on the stove to stop it boiling over, the ceramic helped maintain a constant heat). Many products, such as bread and vegetables were sold door-to-door like this.
Jack raced pigeons in his younger days. I have a large framed photo of his blue chequered cock-pigeon, "Little Bill", which won prizes in 1923 and 1924. In his back-yard he had a pigeon coop, still with one or two pigeons when I was young. He also had a 90+ year-old cockatoo in a cage who was famous for saying "Cocky want a drink" whether he did or not. There was also a small stable for a horse and buggy shed.
In their younger days, Jack and Florrie would go for a buggy drive on fine Sunday afternoons through town and along St Kilda Road to St Kilda Junction and back.
Jack and Florrie adopted and brought up a girl, known as Peg Hogan