Eliza Tucker

Eliza Tucker[1]

Female 1870 - 1945  (75 years)

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  • Name Eliza Tucker  [1
    Born 23 Jan 1870  Crows Nest, Inman Valley, District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Aug 1945  [1
    Buried Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Eliza was born in the Crow's Nest near Inman Valley, the eldest child of William and Martha Tucker. She started school at the Inman Valley School, completing her schooling at Kybunga School in 1882. For some reason she was re-enrolled in 1886, when she would have been 16 years old. Eliza worked on her parents' farm, being adept at any task asked of her. One of her first cousins, (Friend Hawkins, later to become Rev, Friend Hawkins) and Eliza became very close friends. This friendship later blossomed into love for each other and they wanted to marry, but both sets of parents thought they were too closely related and the couple were dissuaded.
      Later, during a "Tea meeting" which was held at Woodlands Methodist Church, Eliza met her future husband, Joseph Clarke, who had also had a broken love affair. They married about a year later when Eliza was 20 and Joseph 35. They travelled to Sydney for the ceremony, where Joseph's older brother Alfred was a Baptist Minister at Paddington. After they were married the couple began clearing the property at Kybunga. They named it "Zulu Farm" because Joseph had spen time in South Africa during the Boer War.
      Eliza and Joseph reared their five children in a close-knit family circle and they were endowed with a strong Christian faith and acceptance of the saying the "hard work didn't kill anyone". Eliza was devoted to her children and her grandchildren, and was proud of every achievement they made. Eliza worked on the farm alongside her husband, but was equally adept at household chores; her family still remember the smell of home-made bread being cooked in her wood stove. She welcomed everyone to her home.
      For the Coronation of George V in 1911, Eliza and Joseph Journeyed by boat back to England to enjoy the festivities. While there, Eliza Became interested in the Suffragettes led by Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst and marched for the cause. She recorded details in a diary of her trip.
      Eliza was strong-willed, proud and Christian; she was a help-mate, champion of the poor and under-dog and actively involved in community and sporting activities. She passed on to her children and Grandchildren her great love of family and family history.
      (the above information obtained from "The Tucker Family in Australia" 1992.
    Person ID I2459  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2017 

    Father William Tucker,   b. 29 Jan 1845, Stratton, St. Margaret's, Highworth, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1908, On the farm at Hoyleton,South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Martha Lemon,   b. 8 Jun 1846, West Orchard, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1925, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1869  Residence of Minister Willunga,South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Marriage Certificate of William Tucker and Martha Lemon
    Marriage Certificate of William Tucker and Martha Lemon
    The certificate of marriage of William Tucker and Martha Lemon - 06 March 1869
    Marriage Transcription - William Tucker and Martha Lemon
    Marriage Transcription - William Tucker and Martha Lemon
    William Tucker married Martha Lemon 06 March 1869 at the residence of the Minister, Willunga, South Australia, Australia.
    Family ID F0711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph John Clarke,   b. 4 Mar 1855, Heddington, Wiltshire, England (never registered) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1921  (Age 66 years)  [1
    Married 20 Feb 1890  Baptist Manse, Paddington, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Alfred James Clarke,   b. 31 Dec 1890, Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1954  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Daisy Jane Olive Clarke,   b. 16 Jan 1894, Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1965  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Frederick John William Clarke,   b. 27 Jan 1900, Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke,   b. 27 Jun 1905, Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1967  (Age 62 years)
     5. Mary Myrtle Tucker Clarke,   b. 28 Jun 1907, Clare, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Tailem Bend, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F0741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1870 - Crows Nest, Inman Valley, District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1890 - Baptist Manse, Paddington, New South Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joseph and Eliza Clarke (n. Tucker)
    Joseph and Eliza Clarke (n. Tucker)
    Joseph John Clarke and Eliza Tucker
    Eliza Tucker
    Eliza Tucker
    Eliza Tucker - First child of William and Martha Tucker (n. Lemon)
    The Family of Eliza and Joseph Clarke
    The Family of Eliza and Joseph Clarke
    The Family of Eliza Tucker and Joseph John Clarke.
    L to R Standing at back Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke, Daisy Jane Olive Clarke, Frederick John William Clarke; Sitting L to R: Joseph John Clarke, Mary Myrtle tucker Clarke, Eliza Clarke (n.Tucker),Alfred James Tucker.
    The Family of William and Martha Tucker (n. Lemon)
    The Family of William and Martha Tucker (n. Lemon)
    The Family of William and Martha Tucker (n. Lemon)
    Back l to r: Sarah Penfold (n. Tucker), Eliza Clarke (n. Tucker), Lucy Kent Coulls (n. Tucker).
    Sitting l to r: John Charles Tucker, William Tucker, Inman Tucker, Martha Tucker (n. Lemon), William Edmond Tucker, Myrtle Olive Harriet Tucker

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 198 (Reliability: 2), 1992.

    2. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 191 (Reliability: 3), 1992.

    3. [S493] findmypast, South Australian Marriages 1842-1937 Transcription, Genealogy SA, trading as the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society, (findmypast), Reg No. 78/440 (Reliability: 3), 6 Mar 1869.
      See attached South Australia Marriages 1842-1937 Transcription for Martha Lemon and William Tucker.


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