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Violet May DAVIS

Violet May DAVIS

Female 1922 -  (97 years)

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  • Name Violet May DAVIS  [1
    Born 1 Dec 1922  Chinchilla Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Violet May Davis 4th and youngest child of Jessie and William Davis of Chinchilla. Queensland.
    b. 1/2/1922 at Chinchilla.
    Married: Allan Ottasoff (b. 29/4/1919, Bundaberg).
    Residence. Now (1994) of Argyle Garden Village, Twyford $1., Bundaberg.

    History: written by Violet - see first section under Jessie Maude McLean.

    "I received all of my education at Chinchilla State School. When my oldest sister Rose (Milly) married, mother decided to sell the farm and move into Chinchilla. Elsie did dressmaking at home until she married and Lucy worked in the house and later in the shop. When Lucy left her employment to get married, I worked in the same shop and later on l worked as a nanny to two small children.

    After the war I married Allan Ottasoff. His father had a shoe store in Chinchilla. Allan worked for the newspaper as a linotypist and compositor. Allan served in the Air Force during the war. We left Chinchilla in 1951 to go to Ipswich where Allan worked for the "Old Times" newspaper. Janice was born in Chinchilla before we moved away and Dianne was born in Chinchilla even though we now lived in Ipswich. Both were educated in Ipswich and were employed as hairdressers in Ipswich and Brisbane. Now married and both have 2 children.

    Allan retired in 1952 and in 1989 we moved to Bundaberg to live at "Argyle Retirement Village" which was the best move that we ever made."  [1
    Residence 1994  Bundaberg Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Argyle Garden Village Twyford St Bundaberg Qld 
    Person ID I-4283  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2017 

    Father William DAVIS,   b. 15 Mar 1881,   d. 1928  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship -1395 
    Mother Jessie Maude MCLEAN,   b. 25 Nov 1883, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1954, Chinchilla Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship -1395 
    Sealed P (LDS) -1395  -1395 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-1395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Allan OTTASOFF,   b. 29 Apr 1919, Bundaberg Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Children 
     1. Janice Lesley OTTASOFF,   b. 24 Sep 1948, Chinchilla Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  []
     2. Dianne Lorelle OTTASOFF,   b. 5 Nov 1952, Chinchilla Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  []
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2013 10:57:00 
    Family ID F-1414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    5094 - Violet May Davis & Allan Ottasoff
    5094 - Violet May Davis & Allan Ottasoff
    Archibald's descendants - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .