Lucy Kent Tucker

Female 1857 - 1921  (64 years)


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  • Name Lucy Kent Tucker 
    Born 29 Jul 1857  Callington, Inman Valley,South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Dec 1921  Dimboola, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage records obtain from Digger - South Australian Marriages, Registrations 1842-1916 Book/Page 103/525. At the time of their marriage Duncan was 25yrs old and Lucy was 22yrs old.
      Birth details obtained from South Australian Births 1842-1906 Book 12, Page 369, District Code Nai.

      Lucy lived at Hoyleton at the time of her marriage. They had a butcher's shop in Charles Street Jeparit. Lucy was killed in a motor accident in Dimboola. The death certificate states the cause of death as shock fracture of the base of the skull. An inquest was held 30th and 31st December. She was buried on 31st at Jeparit Cemetery by the Church of England Minister.
      Lucy named her children from the books she happened to be reading at the time. We are told Lucy and Duncan's sons were all big men (5'11" or 6') with black very curly hair and blue eyes. They had great physical strength. Ham's son saw him lift a 152 pound anvil under one arm and walk 70 or so yards. The boys were also boxers. The Smith family tell that Lucy was the daughter of "Rich man Tucker". This name seems unknown to the rest of the family. It was said that Lucy's father disapproved of her marriage to Duncan. She married at 16 although the certificate says 22 and presumably without any family present as none were witnesses.
      Strange circumstances surround Lucy's death. She was supposedly in a care with Mr Hogan (local solicitor - Mrs Hogan was her friend) going to see her son John and had to wait for a train connection. Mr Hogan said they went over a bump in the road (it was a touring car) and she was thrown out and had a wound on her temple. Questions were raised as to whether she was killed on the way. She always kept money tied in a handkerchief. The handkerchief was found but there was no money in it. A detective was brought from Melbourne. The stone in the cemetery in Jeparit is placed there by the local townspeople in remembrance. Lucy worked as a midwife using her own house as a hospital to support herself and children after Duncan died. She worked with Dr Gawn. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I0206  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    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  [1, 2, 3
    • 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 1 William Henry Sturtzel,   b. 1854, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1917  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F1688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Duncan Smith,   b. Abt 1852, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1900, Nhill, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 25 May 1875  Wesleyan Parsonage Pirie St Adelaide South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Eliza Brettania Smith,   b. 30 May 1878, Hoyles Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1906, Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. Ann Christina Rosedue Smith,   b. 14 May 1880, Near Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1966, Wembley, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +3. John Duncan Ernest Smith,   b. 21 Jan 1882, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1937, 20 Bowen Street,Hawthorn Victoria Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +4. Lucy Nelly Smith,   b. 26 Jun 1884, Woodlands District Upper Wakefield, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1966, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +5. Hamlet Fortescue Fletcher Smith,   b. 5 May 1886, Woodlands District Upper Wakefield, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1953, Essendon, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Arthur Edmond Smith,   b. 1888, Dimboola, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1921  (Age 33 years)
    +7. Lewis Cecil Oswald Smith,   b. 26 Aug 1890, Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1957, Newbury, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Oscar Bavieran Ross Smith,   b. 9 Apr 1892, Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1971, Kensington, Victoria, Australai Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +9. Clarence Lake Mottley Stirling Smith,   b. 1894, Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1979, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     10. Clement Gordon Smith,   b. Abt Jul 1895, Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 3 Aug 1896, Tullyvea, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     11. Beda Beatrice Smith,   b. Abt 14 Jan 1897, Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1897, Tullyvea, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     12. Merley Levea Chamond Smith,   b. Abt 20 Sep 1898, Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 2 Apr 1899  (Age ~ 0 years)
     13. C.J.L. Smith
    Family ID F0709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1857 - Callington, Inman Valley,South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 May 1875 - Wesleyan Parsonage Pirie St Adelaide South Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1921 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Jeparit, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 3 (Reliability: 2), Jun 1992.

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

    3. [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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