John Charles Tucker

John Charles Tucker[1]

Male 1851 - 1938  (86 years)

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  • Name John Charles Tucker 
    Born 15 Oct 1851  Willunga, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1873  Hoylton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    From 1873 till his retirement in 1918 he resided at Hoyleton, South Australia 
    Residence 8 Jun 1938  2 dudley Avenue, Prospect, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    After retiring in 1918 he moved to 2 Dudley Avenue, Prospect, South Australia where he resided until his death.

     
    Died 8 Jun 1938  2 Dudley Ave, Prospect, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Death Notice - John Charles Tucker
    Death Notice - John Charles Tucker
    John Charles Tucker died 8 June 1938 at his residence, Dudley Avenue, Prospect, South Australia. This death notice was published in the News Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Wednesday 8 June 1938, page 3.
    Buried 9 Jun 1938  Kybunga Cemetery, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Funeral Notice John Charles Tucker
    Funeral Notice John Charles Tucker
    John Charles Tucker conducted Thursday 9 June 1938, Leaving his daughter Mrs E Redpath, "Hill View" residence, Hoyleton at 2:30pm for the Kybunga Cemetery. This Funeral Notice was published in the News Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Wednesday 8 June 1938, Page 3.
    Kybunga Public Cemetery
    Kybunga Public Cemetery
    Kybunga Public Cemetery is located on White Well Road Kybunga South Australia. latitude: -33.930402, Longitude: 138.519410, GPS: 33.55.82405, 138.31.16455
    Headstone - John Charles Tucker and Sarah Tucker (n. Kent)
    Headstone - John Charles Tucker and Sarah Tucker (n. Kent)
    John Charles Tucker and his wife Sarah tucker (n. Kent) are buried at Kybunga Public Cemetery, Kybunga, South Australia.
    Obituary 25 Jun 1938  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    The Obituary of John Charles Tucker who died 08 Jun 1938, Prospect, South Australia. John's obituary's were published in The Advertiser Newspaper, Saturday 25 June 1938, page 16 and The Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Thursday 7 July 1938, Page 18. 
    Obituary of John Charles Tucker
    Obituary of John Charles Tucker
    This obituary of John Charles Tucker was published in The Advertiser Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Saturday 25 June 1938 on page 16.
    Obituary of John Charles Tucker
    Obituary of John Charles Tucker
    This Obituary of John Charles Tucker was published in the Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Thursday 7 July 1938, page 18.
    Occupation 7 Jul 1938  Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer and Bullock Team Driver. 
    Notes 
    • Marriage details obtained from digger - South Australian Marriages, Registrations 1842-1916 book/Page 109/1017
      Birth details obtained from South Australian Births 1842-1906, Book 3, Page 283, District Code Ade. At the time of their marriage John was 25yrs old and Sarah was 21yrs old.

      IN YESTER YEAR
      Pioneer looks back

      Looking back over the years, Mr John C. Tucker, who celebrated his 80th Birthday in October, recalls that he carted 22,00 feet of material from the site of the present Victor Harbour Baths toward Granite Island to form a causeway. Present day visitors to our chief country watering place may well remember that their comfort and pleasure have been attained at the cost of much sweat of the brows of hard workers of bygone days. Another pleasant memory of the old pioneer is his visit in company with Messrs. Marshall, McCall, Jenkins and J.W. Shannon to Pinnaroo. This party of experts in agricultural lands was selected by the legislature in 1908 to report on the district following two other government parties. They travelled by Hill and Co. coach to Tailem Bend along a track grubbed by the government. Water was secured from the wells and tanks and troughs provided by the same paternal government which hoped to pay at least part of the cost of the railway by the sale of land. On arrival at Pinnaroo the inspectors made their bed on the floor of the old station house by collecting mallee shoots. They spread their rugs on these; and boots formed their pillows. This made a comfortable bed, says the sturdy old giant. The sequel to the favorable report by the 5 experts was that the bill for the railway to Pinnaroo was passed - by a majority of one! This was not the only public service performed by Mr Tucker, as he served on the District Council of Hall for 2 years as a representative of Woodlands Ward. He has also taken a keen interest in the Methodist Church for many years, first at Hoyleton and then at Prospect, whither he returned in1922. In his younger days, Mr Tucker was a powerful hitter at cricket, and in company with Mr W Tiller he may be seen watching his favourite game at all the big cricket matches on the Adelaide Oval. That the Tobacco Mr Tucker smoked for 59 years has not seriously impaired his vigor is proved by a glance at the erect form which still stands over 6 feet high.

      A RECORD WHEAT CARTER:

      Mr J.C. Tucker, of Dudley Ave, Prospect, formerly of Hoyleton, claims to be the only man who has delivered wheat at Hoyleton for 50 seasons. Since 1873 he has farmed in that district, and of the 53 crops reaped he carted portions of 50. He delivered the first load of wheat taken off his farm this season. Th farm is at present worked on shares with Mr E Redpath, Mr Tucker was delivering wheat in Hoyleton two years before the present railway line was converted from a tramway to a railway. Bullock teams were used on the farm in the early days and he was an expert bullock driver. he used to load his bullock dray with wheat and drive for seven miles from his farm to Hoyleton station without getting off the load.

      Tucker: On the 8th of June at Dudley Ave, Prospect, John Charles Tucker, loving father of Mrs H Evans, Hoyleton, Mrs E Redpath, Hoyleton, Mrs S Furniss, Stirling and Mrs A.C. Adcock, Erindale and loving uncle of Mrs Shrubsole of Prospect, in his 87th year, Peacefully sleeping.

      FUNERAL NOTICE:

      Tucker: Th friends of the late Mr John C Tucker are respectfully informed that his remains will be removed from his late residence, 2 Dudley Ave, Prospect, at 10am on Thursday, thence from the residence of his daughter, Mrs E Redpath, "Hill View", Hoyleton, at 2.30pm for the Kybunga Cemetery. Oliver Raymond, Undertaker, 61 Unley Road. Phone V5869.

      NOTICE OF THANKS:
      TUCKER:
      The daughters of the late Mr John C Tucker, of Prospect, wish to thank all kind friends and relatives for cards, letters, telegrams, floral tributes and personal expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement.

      Obituary. Mr John C Tucker, 86 late of Hoyleton, who died recently at his home at Dudley Ave, Prospect, Was born at Willunga. He later resided at Inman Valley, and in 1873 started with his team of Bullocks to pioneer the middle north, near Hoyleton. The first year he cleared and cropped 17 acres, and since that date thousands of trees fell beneath his ax. Mr Tucker claimed to be the only man, who for 50 years, succeeding, carted wheat to Hoyleton. Two years before the present railway line was converted from a tramway, he delivered wheat by bullock team. As a bullock driver, Mr Tucker was a master. He could cart wheat a distance of 7 miles without moving from his load. In past days this was regarded as a remarkable feat. In 1886 he was elected by the government as one of a party to inspect land at Pinnaroo district for agricultural purposes. In his earlier days, Mr Tucker was a great cricket enthusiast, and was actively associated with a Sunday School, church and choir at Hoyleton district. Retiring in 1918 Mr tucker moved to Prospect, where he resided until his death. he was the last (surviving son) member of a large family. He left 4 daughters: Mrs H Evans, Hoyleton, Mrs EH Redpath, Hoyleton, Mrs S Furniss, Stirling and Mrs AC Adcock, Erindale. There are 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

      For many years Mr Tucker was one of the strongest supporters of the Farmers' Union. He took up his first shares in December, 1898 and on severl occasions increased his loading. Mr Tucker set a fine example by doing the great bulk of his business through the Union, of which he was still a share-holder at the time of his death. The "Farm" extends deepest sympathy to the relatives of the grand old pioneer.(The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I0204  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2015 

    Father John Tucker,   b. 27 Nov 1805, Liddington, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1889, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Eliza Kent,   b. 25 Sep 1812, Childrey, Berkshire England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1876, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1831  The parish church of The Holy Cross, Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    • Located Church St Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England
    The Parish Record of the Marriage  of John Tucker and Eliza Kent.
    The Parish Record of the Marriage of John Tucker and Eliza Kent.
    This is a copy of the parish record of the marriage of John Tucker and Eliza Kent
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Family ID F0062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Kent,   b. Abt 1855,   d. 21 Sep 1910, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1876  Wesleyan Parsonage, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Eliza Tucker,   b. Abt 1877, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1947, Hoylton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +2. Mary Kent Tucker,   b. 17 Jun 1886, Woodlands, Upper Wakefield, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1954, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Ivy Miriam Rose Tucker,   b. 20 Jun 1888, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Margery May Tucker,   b. 23 Jan 1890, Woodlands, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1957  (Age 67 years)
    Family ID F0337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1873 till his retirement in 1918 he resided at Hoyleton, South Australia - 1873 - Hoylton, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Dec 1876 - Wesleyan Parsonage, Clare, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Jun 1938 - Kybunga Cemetery, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Obituary of John Charles Tucker who died 08 Jun 1938, Prospect, South Australia. John's obituary's were published in The Advertiser Newspaper, Saturday 25 June 1938, page 16 and The Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Thursday 7 July 1938, Page 18. - 25 Jun 1938 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer and Bullock Team Driver. - 7 Jul 1938 - Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Sons of John and Eliza Tucker (nee Kent)
    The Sons of John and Eliza Tucker (nee Kent)
    Rear: William Tucker, Edmund Tucker
    Seated: John Charles Tucker
    John Charles Tucker
    John Charles Tucker
    John Charles Tucker, Eleventh child of John and Eliza Tucker.
    The Wedding of Eliza Tucker and Henry Evans
    The Wedding of Eliza Tucker and Henry Evans
    The photo was taken on the wedding day of Eliza Tucker and Henry Evans
    L to R: Unknown, Unknown, Margery Tucker, Sarah Tucker (n.Kent)(seated),John Charles Tucker, Unknown,Henry Evans (seated) Mary Tucker, Eliza Tucker, Ivy Tucker, Unknown.
    Photo of John Charles Tucker, his daughter Mrs Mary Redpath, His grand daughter Mrs Hazel Bakes and great-grand daughter Joan,
    Photo of John Charles Tucker, his daughter Mrs Mary Redpath, His grand daughter Mrs Hazel Bakes and great-grand daughter Joan,
    This Photo was published in the Adelaide Chronicle Newspaper (Adelaide) Thursday 15 June 1933 on page 36. L to right you have John Charles Tucker, Joan Bakes (great grand daughter) Hazel Bakes (grand daughter and Mary Redpath (daughter)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 406 (Reliability: 3), Jun 1992.

    2. [S143] The Advertiser Newspaper, 16 (Reliability: 2), 25 Jun 1938.
      See attached Obituary of John Charles Tucker, published in The Advertiser Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Saturday 25 Jun 1938, page 16

    3. [S141] The Chronicle Newspaper,, 18 (Reliability: 2), 7 Jul 1938.
      See attached Obituary of John Charles Tucker published in The Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Thursday 7 July 1938, page 18.

    4. [S286] News Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 3 (Reliability: 3), 8 Jun 1938.
      See attached funeral notice published News Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Wednesday 8 June 1938, page 3.

    5. [S143] The Advertiser Newspaper, 16 (Reliability: 3), 25 Jun 1938.
      See attached obituary published in The Advertiser Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Saturday 25 June 1938, page 16.

    6. [S141] The Chronicle Newspaper,, 18 (Reliability: 3), 7 Jul 1938.
      See attached obituary, published in the Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Thursday 7 July 1938, page 18.

    7. [S286] News Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 3 (Reliability: 3), 8 Jun 1938.
      John Charles Tucker died 8 June 1938 at his residence, Dudley Avenue, Prospect, South Australia.

      See attached Death Notice Published News Newspaper, Adelaide South Australia, Wednesday 8 June 1938, page 3

    8. [S101] Headstone Inscription (Reliability: 2), 8 Jun 1938.
      John Charles Tucker died 8 June 1938 aged 86 years

    9. [S286] News Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 3 (Reliability: 3), 8 Jun 1938.
      Funeral conducted from his daughter Mrs E Redpath, "Hill View", Hoyleton at 2.30 pm Thursday 9 June 1938 for the Kybunga Cemetery. See attached funeral notice published News Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Wednesday 8 June 1938.

    10. [S143] The Advertiser Newspaper, 16 (Reliability: 3), 25 Jun 1938.
      See attached Obituary of John Charles Tucker, published in The Advertiser Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Saturday 25 June 1938, page 16.

    11. [S247] Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 18 (Reliability: 3), 7 Jul 1938.
      See attached Obituary of John Charles Tucker, published in the Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Thursday 7 July 1938, page 18.

    12. [S247] Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 18 (Reliability: 2), 7 Jul 1938.
      See attached Obituary of John Charles Tucker published in The Chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Thursday 7 July 1938, page 18.

    13. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 3 (Reliability: 2), Jun 1992.

    14. [S81] General Register Office England (Reliability: 2).
      See Copy of Marriage Register

    15. [S87] Parish Records, The Parish Church of the Holy Cross, Chiseldon, Wiltshire England, Year 1834, Page 43, No. 127 (Reliability: 2), 1834.
      See attached Parish Record


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