Eliza Rosanna Hawkins

Female 1871 - 1906  (34 years)


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  • Name Eliza Rosanna Hawkins 
    Born 7 Oct 1871  Inman Valley District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Sep 1906 
    Buried Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Details of Eliza's birth were obtained from South Australian Births 1842-1906 book 103 Page 92, district code Yan.
      Marriage details obtained from South Australian Marriages, Registrations 1842 - 1916 book 178 page 49 district code Cla. Robert was 25 yrs old and Eliza was 22yrs old when they were married.

      Eliza, about three, moved with her parents and brothers Friend and Godfrey to the Hundred of Napperby when new leases of land were offered in 1874. (Also at this time Thomas H. Angel, William Smith and James Holman were among the names of families who took up land in the area. In 1875-6 when the railway was put through from Port Pirie to Gladstone, a new town, Warnertown, was surveyed and in 1877 town allottments were offered; the Post Office and store opened in 1878, The Education Department built a school for 40 pupils and a teacher's residence for 730 pounds in about 1878. Eliza, called "Sis" by her family, would have attended the Warnertown school from the opening day as she was by then 7 years old. On leaving school when would have been very helpful to her mother as there was a family of seven children. Eliza would have been at school at the same time as her future husband, Robert. They married when she was 22 years old and she would have been well skilled in home management, including gardening, milking cows, child-care and needlework. By the time the fifth child was born at home (Nelshaby), Eliza's health was failing,. She must have realized she was dying as she wrote a letter from Adelaide (maybe from hospital) to her daughter Effie (then aged 10) asking her to look after her brothers, especially 'Sonny', her pet name for her son Cyril. Eliza died at home (Nelshaby) aged 35. It was Crystal Brook Show Day and her son Leland (then aged about 8.5) had to ride a horse from home to Crystal Brook Show grounds to find the Hawkins family and inform them. Ethel told her daughter Joan Mebberson of the great grief the family suffered and the long time it took her (Ethel) to accept the great loss of her beloved "Sis" (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I2472  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father William Clement Hawkins,   b. 18 Jun 1844, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1893, Napperby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Miriam Jane Tucker,   b. 5 Sep 1849, McClaren Vale, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1918  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1869  St Ann Church Aldinga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St Ann's Church Aldinga South Australia, Australia
    St Ann's Church Aldinga South Australia, Australia
    St Ann's Church Aldinga South Australia
    St Ann's Anglican Church Aldinga South Australia
    St Ann's Anglican Church Aldinga South Australia
    St Ann's Anglican Church Aldinga South Australia
    Family ID F0712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert John Holman,   b. 28 Oct 1868, Bald Hills, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1942  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1894  Wesleyan Church Napperby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Effie Susannah Holman,   b. 7 Nov 1894, Nelshaby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1983  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Robert Leland Garfield Holman,   b. 19 May 1896, Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1954, Adelaide Repatriation Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +3. William James Stanbrook Holman,   b. 20 Dec 1897
    +4. C.C. Holman
    +5. Thomas Arthur Holman,   b. 7 Dec 1900, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1974  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F0734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1871 - Inman Valley District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jan 1894 - Wesleyan Church Napperby, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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