Edward George Curtis Tucker

Male 1905 - 1978  (72 years)


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  • Name Edward George Curtis Tucker 
    Born 6 Nov 1905  Watchman Nr Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 1978 
    Buried Cremated Adelaide, South Australia, ashes interred Victor Harbour, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth details obtained from South Australian Births 1842-1906 Book 756 Page 474 District Code Gil.
      Curt was a very caring, sensitive person with a great sense of humour. He did funny things like painting one of his sister's cats, cutting the cat's whiskers off to upset her, used to ask his sister to fetch apples from the tree on the hill at the farm and always played tricks. He threatened to shear his niece when he was shearing sheep and used to pretend to give people presents but it was a mouse or beetle or something awful.
      He always tried to see good in people. He spent time with his sister at Seaton, when a barley husk got caught in his eye one year while harvesting. It caused lots of trouble and required many episodes of treatment and would heal and then flare up again for many years.
      He was a freemason lodge member and a member of the Church of Christ, Balaklava from Sunday School onwards. He went to Sydney for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. His normal greeting was "How are you brother?"
      They used to shop in Bordertown on Saturday mornings. When they paid cash for the groceries they were often given a large bag of sweets (one or two pounds). When they bought a dozen buns they got an extra on free (a baker's dozen). They ate lunch there and stayed in winter to see the football match.

      Tucker - Murch

      On September 27th at the Bordertown church of Christ the marriage was celebrated of Hazel Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Murch of Bordertown and Edwin G (Curt) Tucker son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Tucker of Balaklava. Pastor Russell Kindly officiated. The Bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white needle-run lace over satin, spray of slipper orchids which was fastened by the bridegroom's gift of a diamond true lovers' brooch, that merged into a fan-shaped train. The wedding veil was tulle, and was arrayed with a cluster of Hyacinth. She carried a sheath of white flowers and the wedding ring was made from the wedding ring of the bridegroom's mother. The brides maids, Misses Edna Tucker (bridegroom's sister), Neola Murch (bride's sister) and Margaret Buchan were frocked alike in blue marquisite taffeta. The bodices were pin-tucked and the pointed waistline studded with sequins. A large bow of pink which was studded with sequins was worn on the hair, and they carried bouquets in shades of blue and pink. Heather Innes was flower girl in an ankle length frock of blue georgette. Mr. M.J. Tucker (cousin was best man. A reception and breakfast was held in the Masonic Hall. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I2497  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 H.J. Murch 
    Children 
    +1. E.M. Tucker
    +2. J.C. Tucker
    +3. J.M. Tucker
    Family ID F1077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1905 - Watchman Nr Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cremated Adelaide, South Australia, ashes interred Victor Harbour, South Australia Link to Google Earth
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