Charles Octavius Straker

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Charles Octavius Straker
Born c.1863
Died 21 December 1900
Occupation Publican
Years active 1893-1900
Known for North Grant Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) Lillie
  • Charles D. Straker (father)
  • Julia (mother)

Charles Octavius Straker was a publican in Ballarat, Victoria.

History[edit | edit source]

Straker was the son of Charles D. Straker and Julia Straker.

He rebuilt the North Grant Hotel on the south east corner of Bridge Street and Peel Streets after a fire in 1893.[1] Straker and his wife Lillie, lived in an apartment in the building.[1]

Straker died on 21 December 1900:

STRAKER.- On the 21st December, at his residence, North Grant Hotel, Bridge street, Ballarat, Charles Octavius, dearly beloved husband of Lillie Straker, and eldest son Charles D. and Julia Straker, of Melbourne, aged 39 years. Interred in Ballarat Cemetery, 22nd December, 1900.[2]

Mr. C. O. Straker, of the North Grant Hotel, Bridge-street, Ballarat East, died on Friday, after a lingering illness, arising from shock to the system sustained two years ago in a bicycle accident. Mr. Straker, who resided in Melbourne for many years, leaves a wife and family. He was 38 years of age.[3]

His hotel building is still standing.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Former Centenary Hotel, Ballarat Buildings, Buildings and Architecture in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia,, accessed 19 January 2015.
  2. 1900 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 24 December, p. 1, viewed 19 January, 2015,
  3. 1900 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 24 December, p. 6, viewed 9 October, 2015,

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