M, #61, b. 3 June 1879, d. 20 July 1974
|Charts||Descendants Chart - Allexsander Aspland|
|Birth*||Walter Oakley was born on 3 June 1879 at Horsham, VIC, Australia.|
|Marriage*||He married Nellie Eliza Aspland, daughter of William Middleton Aspland and Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin, on 26 April 1905 at Camperdown, VIC, Australia.|
|Newspaper*||Walter Oakley was mentioned in an article in VIC, Australia, circa 1970 as follows: |
It's been a long, long road for Walter
By David Uren
Mr Walter Oakley drives a vintage car and rides a 50-year-old bicycle.
He's not a collector. It's just that he has had them both for a very long time.
Mr Oakley is 90. His wife is also 90. She does not mind him riding a bike but she is not too keen about him driving.
"But I don't nag him and he doesn't drive too fast," she said.
"I got my licence in 1908," said Mr Oakley. "To get it I just rode my motorcycle into the Camperdown police station and the policeman said he supposed I could drive and gave me a licence for half a crown."
Present day drivers? "I suppose they're all right but a lot of the young ones like to show off a bit," he said.
"I'm still fit," said Mr Oakley. "I suppose it's because I've been contented - and I have a good wife."
"And another reason is that the pubs wouldn't exist if they depended upon us," added Mrs Oakley.
"We're good old Methodist church-goers," she said. "We haven't had a lot of pennies but we've been happy and contented."
|Death*||He died on 20 July 1974 at Pearcedale, VIC, Australia, at age 95.|
|Nellie Eliza Aspland b. 18 Jan 1880, d. 5 May 1974|