Inman Tucker

Inman Tucker

Male 1886 - 1960  (73 years)

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  • Name Inman Tucker 
    Born 3 Aug 1886  Woodlands District Upper Wakefield, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1960 
    Buried Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Inman worked on the farm then known as Hoyleton, later known as Kybunga. He was born in the farm house situated on section 338 Hundred of Hall. County of Stanley. The land was transferred to him in May 1912. His father had died 4 years earlier; his mother lived another 13 years after he took over the farm. Inman later added section 335 which he bought from Colonel Roberts of Kybunga; part section 328 from Mr Arthur Clarke; section 347 from Mrs Parker.
      In 1924 he purchased a property 5 miles north east of Mallala. However, the venture failed and they returned to the old property in 1926 and his son Edwin (Ted) continued to work the Mallala property using the brass engine "Case" tractor shown in the photo. Ted continued to work the property for 18 months to 2 years. While they all lived at Mallala, Martha Tucker took ill in 1925. Myrtle was caring for her in the old home. Inman and his wife were called and they travelled back in the Model T Ford car, leaving their pet Pomeranian dog to guard the house. However, when they rose the next morning the dog was there to greet them! Forty miles overnight was a might effort for a small dog.
      In 1926 or 7 Inman bought a property of 547 acres from Mr Wesley Tiller son of Stanley Hall Tiller of Kybunga.
      Inman continued to use the 'wet pickle' method for preparation of seeding wheat for many years after dry dusting was generally accepted. His son Laurence remembers helping him clean the wheat and barley from off the back of the English wagon, through the winnower and storing the grain in the barn ready to wet pickle. this could only be done just prior to sowing: with "Bluestone" up to about a week beforehand and with "Formalin" only about 2 days before. He remembers going out after tea in autumn or winter with a hurricane lantern, filled with kerosene, for a light, pickling 4, 6, or 8 bags ready for the next day, then feeding the horses for the night, going back to the house and tumbling into bed, tired out.
      About the middle 1920s, a 44 gallon drum was used as this superceded the use of the tree-trunk container.
      While the family lived at Mallala, they attended the Woodlands Church for worship and Sunday School. After moving to Kybunga in the Spring of 1927 they worshipped at the Kybunga Methodist Church. After a few years at Kybunga Inman became a Church Trustee and later he became Secretary of the Church trust, holding this position during the 50th Anniversary Celebrations, until he retired in 1950.
      Inman attended the Hoyles Plains Primary School, almost 2 miles east of the farm property on section 330, but in later years many small sections were amalgamated with other sections and a new title was issued. Relics of the school still visible today are a Peper corn tree and a gum tree with a few handfuls of the old stones and rubble. most of the stones and all of the foundation base was dug out by Mr Fred Bakes during his life at Hoyleton, working on the road-work and filling creek wash-outs, for the Blyth Council, Hoyleton Ward. Inman's main forte at school was Mental Arithmetic. He walked to school and back.
      Hoyles Plains possibly got its name from the fact that there was a plain extending from approximately east toward the hills, north towards Kybunga where there were no trees. Colonel Roberts had a large area of sugar gums, about 30 acres, north of his homestead, a mile south of Kybunga.
      After the tip dray came the German Wagon and the English Wagon for the carting of wheat and barley. The English Wagon was built by Mr Buzacott, a wheelwright and maker of farm machinery at Blyth.
      Inman could play an old time accordion very well and also the harmonica. As he was self-taught and played by ear he had to know the tune and the rhythm. Five minutes of listening and he could play a new tune!
      He continued farming in the mode of the day and after the five foot stripper era, he bought a "Little E" harvester of six feet, possibly made by Horwood Bagshaw, a beater machine with a damp thresher for cold weather and then over the sieves and into an elevator into a box that held three bags. It was a boon in those days but was a difficult machine to handle in many respects as it was hand-racked up and down for crop height. If the crop was level the results were excellent. As the machine was rigid centred over a main axle, in an uneven crop and the comb went down to a low patch of wheat the back of the sieve rose higher and there was not a fast enough flow of grain and chaff and wind over the sieve; on the other hand in a raised position for taller patches of wheat the reverse action occurred; too much slope, uncontrolled wind and flow of grain. However, it was a good machine compared to the five foot stripper.
      Inman's first motor car was a Model T Ford. Then he owned a 4 Cylinder Chevrolet "Superior" 1927 model which was later turned into a buckboard and used around the farm. Later still it was used by Gordon Page on his fruit and veg run from Blyth and around Kybunga. Then he bought an "Oakland Tourer" car for 35 pound which was used at his daughter Laurel's wedding (and Myrtle's wedding). (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I2460  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2007 

    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  [1, 2
    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 Mary Clarke,   b. 17 Mar 1884, Bowden, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1978  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1908  Parents' House, Findon, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Edwin Inman Tucker,   b. 11 Jan 1910, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1973, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Ariel James Tucker,   b. 23 Mar 1913,   d. 8 Aug 1988  (Age 75 years)
    +3. L. Tucker
    +4. L.M. Tucker
     5. Unnamed Tucker,   b. 29 Nov 1918, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1918, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F1194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1886 - Woodlands District Upper Wakefield, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1908 - Parents' House, Findon, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Sons of William and Martha Tucker
    The Sons of William and Martha Tucker
    The Sons of William and Martha Tucker, from the left, Inman Tucker, William Tucker and John Charles Tucker
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Inman Tucker with Buckboard
    Inman Tucker with Buckboard
    Inman Tucker with his buckboard at Kybunga, South Australia, Australia
    Inman Tucker's Horse Team
    Inman Tucker's Horse Team
    Inman Tucker's Horse Team, Kybunga, South Australia, Australia
    Inman Tucker
    Inman Tucker
    Inman Tucker - Seventh Child of William Tucker and Martha Lemon.
    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), 191 (Reliability: 3), 1992.

    2. [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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