Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Eveline Myrtle Oliver Holt

In my search for grandchildren of Elizabeth Ann Ball, one of my resources has been Trove, and today I will be sharing articles I found for the family of her 9th child Eveline Myrtle Oliver, who married John Vine Holt.

When searching for Eveline’s full name, using both the surname Oliver and then Holt, there were no results, and the same for John Vine Holt.  When I searched for only the first name, there were too many results, so I then tried search by just John’s initials: “J. V. Holt”, using the quotation marks to narrow my results to just articles with the phrase J. V. Holt, and restricting my search to newspapers from Victoria.

The first result was about them selling their farm at Hallam.

Farm by auction
FARM BY AUCTION (1945, October 31). The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 – 1954), p. 2. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214333567

 

The next result was about the wedding of his second son, John Vine Holt.

LAC weds WAAAF
L.A.C Weds W.A.A.A.F (1944, March 8). The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 – 1954), p. 5. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214164772

 

The next result was John Vine Holt (junior)’s engagement notice.

Woods-Holt engagement
Family Notices (1943, September 22). The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 – 1954), p. 4. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214309813

 

Then there was the engagement of their youngest son, George Sylvester Holt.

McComb Holt engagement
Family Notices (1951, October 24). The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 – 1954), p. 4. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222355423

 

And also the engagement notice for their daughter Nellie.

Nellie Holt engagement
Happenings In The Social Realm (1936, July 18). Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 – 1954), p. 52 (FIRST EDITION). Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223867416

 

Nellie’s engagement notice was also in the Argus

Holt-Lafferty engagement
Family Notices (1936, July 11). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 17. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11891258

 

Since most of the articles found were from the Dandenong Journal, I then narrowed my search to articles from the Dandenong Journal, and this time just used the surname Holt. I found another article about the sale of the farm at Hallam.

Farm by auction
Advertising (1945, October 31). The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 – 1954), p. 4. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214333648

 

After leaving Hallam, the family moved to Narre Warren, and I found this article about John Vine Holt (senior’s) crop:

6ft Sudan grass
6Ft Sudan Grass At Narre (1941, February 12). The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214601788

 

 

And to finish off this post, there was this article about the sisters meeting their brother Ernest after 50 years.

Sisters meet brother after 50 years
SISTERS MEET BROTHER AFTER 50 YEARS (1952, February 6). The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 – 1954), p. 16. Retrieved December 6, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222357149

 

 

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