Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers
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
|Edith May HOGAN
Born: 1893, Carlton, Vic, Australia
Died: 1907, Fitzroy Nth, Vic, Australia
Source: Birth - Victorian Federation Index (1889-1901). Death - Victorian Edwardian Index (1902-1913).
Edie was born in Melbourne in 1893 to Michael Hogan and Annie nee Ryan, both of Irish Catholic descent. Michael had been a miller when he married, and was later to become a coffee-roaster. Her mother Annie was a midwifery nurse.
In 1906 Edie started a post-card collection in an album that had been given to her as a present by her friend Avril. The album was passed down through her sister Nell and still exists. In those days postcards were sent much like birthday or Christmas cards are now used, or to pass on brief information such as someone would call around the next day - things that we would now use the phone or email to communicate. The album contains humourous and pictureque postcards from her friends, as well as a set of picture postcards showing scenes of London.
Both Edie and her sister Dolly died of galloping consumption (tuberculosis) in their teens, no doubt nursed at home by their mother. The last postcard in the album, dated 31 December 1906, was sent by her friend Avril who was on holiday in New South Wales. It begins "So sorry to hear you have been so ill ....". Edie died in 1907.