John Charles Tucker

John Charles Tucker

Male 1871 - 1945  (74 years)

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  • Name John Charles Tucker 
    Born 28 May 1871  Inman Valley District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Oct 1945 
    Buried Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John was sometimes called 'Jack'. He carted slabs of slate from Mintaro for the dining room floor of the farmhouse. In summer he used to take the family for a special treat to the Scilly Hills where they bought honey and apples, picked almonds from the side of the road. John slipped the name "May" into his daughter's names "Edna Mary" when he registered the birth. He was an Elder of the Church of Christ, Balaklava. His favourite psalm was psalm 23. He loved roses, especially fully blown ones. The farm was always full of people, some staying for long periods for convalescence. Victor Harbour was the favourite holiday spot, each year.
      Once he lost a wheel from his Model T Ford when he and his daughter Edna were going into Balaklava and it bounced right across the road and over the fence into the Bigg's crop of wheat. He retired In Balaklava after Curt and Hazel married. He died from nephitis at home, nursed by his wife and daughter. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)

      NOTICE FROM A PAPER CUTTING:
      "DANCES'
      "Dancing enthusiasts have little to complain of a lack of dances, lately. Quite a number have been held in Balaklava and nearby, and several more are to eventuate shortly, in aid of the Queen of Children (Miss Barbara McArthur) in connection with the forthcoming "Back to Balaklava Celebrations. A successful little dance was held in Mr J.C. Tucker's Barn on Monday night last, October 17th 19.. Many cars conveyed patrons to the scene of the function, about 12 miles from Balaklava. The attendance was very good, the surrounding districts being well represented. Takings amounted to nearly 7 pounds a very creditable amount, in view of the smallness of the barn. The bulk of the preparatory work was don by Mrs J.C. Tucker and Miss Edna Tucker and Mrs D. and Miss Barbara McArthur. The whole of the magnificent supper was made by these ladies and was a credit to them. The Barn floor had been well polished and a row of wheat bags two high formed seats around the walls and streamers of various colours were hung from the ceiling. Music was provided by Misses Edna Tucker, Barbara McArthur, and M. Liersch (piano) and Mr T Anders (mandolin). Supper was served in the home of Mr & Mrs J. C. Tucker and was much appreciated. After supper, Mr J.J. Flounders Chairman of the Back to Balaklava Committee thanked those present for their attendance and paid tribute to the wonderful work done by Mr & Mrs Tucker on behalf of the Queen of Children. Novelty dances were won by Mr F Wathurst and Miss D Long, Mr D Dick and Miss C Belling and Mr C Spillane and Miss S Wills, Mr Wilson was M.C. dancing continued until 2 am.
      (Later Barbara McArthur - Long - was Mayoress of Clare for many years) (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I2461  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 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 Elizabeth Curtis,   b. 9 Aug 1876, Rice's Creek (near Auburn), South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1964  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1902  "Zulu" Farm Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Wilfred Robert John Tucker,   b. 17 Oct 1902, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1917  (Age 14 years)
    +2. Edward George Curtis Tucker,   b. 6 Nov 1905, Watchman Nr Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1978  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Edna Mary May Tucker,   b. 29 Apr 1909, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1989  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F0721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1871 - Inman Valley District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jul 1902 - "Zulu" Farm Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Charles Tucker
    John Charles Tucker
    John Charles Tucker, second child of William and Martha Tucker.
    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
    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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