Edna Mary May Tucker

Female 1909 - 1989  (79 years)


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  • Name Edna Mary May Tucker 
    Born 29 Apr 1909  Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Jan 1989 
    Buried Cremated Adelaide, interred Adelaide Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth details obtained from South Australian Births Registrations 1907 to 1928 Book 821 Page 400 District Code Gil.
      Edna used to ride her pony Queenie to school at Woodlands, Watchman and Balaklava. She learned the piano form Mrs Finlayson and E. Curtis (cousin). She used to play for all the dances, suppers and concerts in the district. She used to accompany Brian Schmidt (Piano teacher) who played violin. She also played duets with her cousin, Esther Curtis and her friend Ina Finlayson. She was the pianist for Barbara Mc Arthur's dances and dance classes. She ran stalls and made items for fund raisers for Barbara McArthur. She loved cats. He nickname at school was "Magpie" (because she was always talking) Her nicknames when she was training were "Tuck" and "Matches" because of her skinny legs. Her Victorian friends called her "Ted"
      She was a double certificated registered nurse and trained midwife. She did not start nursing until she was 27 years old because she had to help on the farm, working hard like a man. Edna started training a Balaklava in 1935 and after two years transferred to The Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1939. From there she did midwifery training at the Queen's Home (later named the Queen Victoria Hospital) 1939-41. She then did private nursing at Rowan Private Hospital, Magill, South Australia, then returned to Balaklava helping Dr Keith McEwin with private cases.
      She lived with her mother for 6.5 years after her marriage as her husband was in the Army. She was a warm, Kind, generous person and very diplomatic and understanding. She helped many friends, acquaintances and relatives in so many ways. She also had a great sense of humour. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I2496  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father John Charles Tucker,   b. 28 May 1871, Inman Valley District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1945  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F0721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alick Anderson,   b. 13 Aug 1896, Cookes Plain, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Jan 1945  Church of Christ, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. R. Anderson
     2. R.J. Anderson
    Family ID F1086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1909 - Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1945 - Church of Christ, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cremated Adelaide, interred Adelaide Link to Google Earth
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