Cudgegong Valley History Project

Sophia Cafe OldfieldAge: 5818841942

Name
Sophia Cafe Oldfield
Given names
Sophia Cafe
Surname
Oldfield
Married name
Sophia Cafe Rayner
Also known as
Catherine Sophia Oldfield
Birth 1884 34

Birth of a brotherJohn Oldfield
1886 (Age 2)

Birth of a brotherGloster Oldfield
1890 (Age 6)

Birth of a brotherCharles Oldfield
1893 (Age 9)

Birth of a sisterMyra Oldfield
1896 (Age 12)

Death of a brotherJohn Oldfield
1898 (Age 14)

Note: A boy named John Oldfield, aged twelve, died in Mudgee on Monday, through eating unripe cherries twenty minutes after (Goulburn Herald, Monday 19 December 1898, page 4).
Note: OLDFIELD. - In loving remembrance of our dearly-beloved son, JOHN OLDFIELD, who departed this life on December 12th, 1898, aged 12 years. Angel son thou has left us - Left a world of pain and care, Gone to Heaven to be an angel And a crown of glory wear. Darling, mild and gentle, Pure and lovely as the flowers, Thus from earth has early faded But to bloom in Eden's bowers. The gentle voice now is hushed, Thy warm, true heart now is still, And on thy young and innocent brow Is resting death's cold chill; Thy hands are closed upon thy breast, We kissed thy lovely brow, And in our aching hearts we know We miss our dear one now. [Inserted by his loving parents, ROBERT and AGNES OLDFIELD.] (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Friday 5 January 1900, page 10).
Death of a brotherCharles Oldfield
1915 (Age 31)

Death of a fatherRobert Oldfield
December 3, 1925 (Age 41)

Note:

A Pioneer Passes. LATE ROBERT OLDFIELD. Robert Oldfield, who died in Mudgee on Thursday last, aged 76 years, was one of the sturdy pioneers who helped materially in the advancement of this district. Born at Richmond, he came to Mudgee with his parents when quite young, and afterwards settled at Cudgegong, where he followed farming pursuits for about half a century. Like so many of the pioneers he dearly loved a political fight, and was always foremost in the fray when Free Traders and Protectionists clashed. He espoused the former cause, and later followed his champions into the Liberal camp. A sport to the finger tips, one of his favorite pastimes was angling, and his big hands are still talked of where fishermen congregate. 'Bob' as he was familiarly known to his many friends, first showed signs of failing health a couple of years ago, and although he rallied at different periods the ailment from which he suffered gradually sapped his strength, the end coming as stated. Deceased is survived by a sorrowing widow and the following sons and daughters: W. Oldfield (Ashfield), G. Oldfield (Mudgee), Mesdames S. C. Glasson (Sydney), E. C. Parker (Bankstown), and T. Rayner (Tunnabutta). The brothers and sisters left to mourn are Messrs. J. C. Oldfield (Stony Pinch), D. H. Old-field (Coonamble), Mesdames C. Perram and H. Milton (Cudgegong), J. Besant (Ilford), and J. Murray (Tabrabucca). To all the sorrowing ones we extend our deepest sympathy. The funeral took place to the Church of England portion of the Cudgegong cemetery, the last sad rites at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. W. V. Thomson, of Rylstone (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Wednesday 9 December 1925, p. 21).

Death of a motherAgnes Ann Miller
July 19, 1929 (Age 45)

Note:

Obituary MRS R. OLDFIELD The death occurred in Sydney on Friday, of Mrs. Oldfield relict of the late Robert Oldfield, at the advanced age of 73 years. Deceased resided at Cudgegong for a great many years, and was held in the highest esteem by the whole country-side. The remains were bought to Mudgee on Saturday and conveyed to St. John's Church of England from where the funeral moved in the afternoon, interment taking place at the Cudgegong cemetery. The Rev. L. Walker performed the last sad rites at the graveside. The following sons and daughters are left to mourn their great loss: William (Sydney), Gloucester (Bombira), Mesdames T. Rayner (Lithgow), E. Parker (Sydney), and S. Glasson (Sydney). Mr J. C. Swords conducted the arrangements (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 22 July 1929, p. 5).

Death May 1942 (Age 58)

Note:

DEATHS Mrs. Thomas Rayner THE death has occurred at Wollongong of Mrs. Thomas Rayner, a former well-known resident of the Dunedoo and Leadville districts. Mrs. Rayner was 57 years of age. Born in Cudgegong, the late Mrs Rayner was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oldfield. Her husband is a member of the well-known Rayner family, of Mullamuddy. Mudgee. The deceased a few months ago attended the wedding in Mudgee of her son, Thomas, jun., to Miss Nellie Pitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pitt, Melrose, and it was only six weeks ago that she visited Mudgee, when she appeared to be in excellent health. Her death came as a great shock to her friends and relatives in Mudgee. Because of her lovable disposition, the late Mrs. Rayner had a large circle of friends, and her passing is regretted. She is survived by two brothers, Messrs. Gloster Oldfield, Bombira, and William Oldfield, Sydney, and two sisters, both of whom reside in Sydney, they being Mesdames S. Glasson and Parker (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 14 May 1942, p. 9).

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  1. Generation 1
    1. Sophia Cafe Oldfield, daughter of Robert Oldfield and Agnes Ann Miller, was born in 1884 and died in May 1942 at the age of 58. She married Thomas Rayner.

      Sophia Cafe Oldfield and Thomas Rayner had 3 children.

  2. Generation 2
    The details of this generation are private.
Death

DEATHS Mrs. Thomas Rayner THE death has occurred at Wollongong of Mrs. Thomas Rayner, a former well-known resident of the Dunedoo and Leadville districts. Mrs. Rayner was 57 years of age. Born in Cudgegong, the late Mrs Rayner was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oldfield. Her husband is a member of the well-known Rayner family, of Mullamuddy. Mudgee. The deceased a few months ago attended the wedding in Mudgee of her son, Thomas, jun., to Miss Nellie Pitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pitt, Melrose, and it was only six weeks ago that she visited Mudgee, when she appeared to be in excellent health. Her death came as a great shock to her friends and relatives in Mudgee. Because of her lovable disposition, the late Mrs. Rayner had a large circle of friends, and her passing is regretted. She is survived by two brothers, Messrs. Gloster Oldfield, Bombira, and William Oldfield, Sydney, and two sisters, both of whom reside in Sydney, they being Mesdames S. Glasson and Parker (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 14 May 1942, p. 9).