Catherine Bailey was born 26 November 1862 in Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia to Henry Bailey (1837-1920) and Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909) and died 6 August 1936 in Mount St. Joseph's Old People's Home, Young, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married William John Oldfield (1858-1928) 16 December 1884 in Young, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of Catherine Bailey and William John Oldfield (1858-1928)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Frederick Oldfield (1887-1966)
Henry Robert Oldfield (1891-1955)
William John Oldfield (1896-1910)
Jessie Marion Oldfield (1901-1984)



The death, occurred at Mount St. Joseph's Old People's Home, Young, on 6th inst., of Mrs. Katherine Oldfield (73), who prior to entering the home 12 months ago, had been a lifelong resident of Wombat. Death was due to natural causes.

Mrs Oldfield led a quiet home life and did not participate in public affairs of any nature. She had a reputation for great kindliness to everybody, and she was always ready to give her assistance to the sick.

Two sons and one daughter survive and reside at Wombat. They are Frederick, Henry and Jessie.

Four sons and one daughter are deceased, Mrs. Oldfield's husband died nine years ago.

The body was taken to the Wombat Church of England, where a service was held at 3.30 on Friday afternoon. Canon McKeown officiated at the service and also at the graveside.

Murrumburrah Signal And County Of Harden Advocate, 13 August 1936, page 4

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