Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke

Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke[1]

Male 1905 - 1967  (62 years)

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  • Name Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke  [1
    Born 27 Jun 1905  Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1967  [1
    Buried Centennial Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Wilfred was born on the farm and resided there until his family left Kybunga to live at Croydon, for a short time. he alternated his schooling between Croydon and Kybunga Primary Schools. Eventually he started work, helping on the farm and also working for other locals and family. He helped on his uncle Inman Tucker's farm for some time, but over his life time he was a shearer, wheat-lumper, farmer and later in life became an electrician, working for the cotton spinner and weavers company Davies, Coop and Co at Kilkenny. He was also interested in sport, and played for many teams in cricket and football, At one period in his younger life he worked for the Telegraph Co, helping to erect telephone lines, especially round the Adelaide district and out at Kanmantoo. After his marriage he returned to live at Zulu Farm, and worked the land with his brother until he arranged a share-farming agreement with a local farmer, Walter Gardner.
      He was always interested in motor cars and especially motor bikes, and would race the Harley Davidson motor bike and sidecar in races with other enthusiasts down the centre of Port road a t Croydon and Hindmarsh with his older brother, John, in the sidecar.
      In 1959, he moved his family to live on a dairy farm at Mt Pleasant, where they remained for four years, during which time Wilfred was very sick with rheumatic fever, and had to sell the dairy farm, and move to Allenby Gardens, where he was employed at Davies, Coop. He died in Adelaide.

      Death of W.T.T. Clarke 1967
      The death occurred on Friday 205h in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Wilfred T. T. Clarke. He took ill on Wednesday, with a heart attack from which he did not recover. He was born at the Clarke homestead 62 years ago. He attended school at Kybunga and later at Croydon when his parents moved to Croydon in 1914. After leaving school he worked in Adelaide for a while... After the death of his father in 1921, he came back to the farm with his mother and brother F.J.W. Clarke. He spent several years share farming in the district and was married in 1929 to Miss M Farquhar of Watervale and lived on the property of W.R. Garner at which farm he was working. Later he left the district and purchased a dairy farm at Mount Pleasant. This district being of a wet nature, did not agree with his health; he sold and went to live at Allenby Gardens where he worked as an electrician till his death. Mr Clarke was interested in church work and was a trustee of the Kybunga Methodist Church and helped erect the Sunday School attached to the church. He was widely known in the sporting world with the nickname of 'Spud' Clarke. A footballer of some merit, having represented the Stanley Association against several League Football teams as a rover. He was also captain of the Kybunga team and later played with the Wooroora Association with the combined Kybunga/Hoyleton side. Before leaving Adelaide he played League Football with the Torrens 'B' grade. His keenness for the game was shown when he rode his pony one Saturday morning from Croydon to Balaklava to play football for his club. He was also an accomplished cricketer. He was buried in the Centennial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Bandcliff of the Croydon Church of Christ was the officiating minister. His nephew, Mr Reg Sulley, Ralph Clarke, Keven Clarke and Aver Clarke were pall bearers. To his widow and family, Allan (Parkhome,South Australia), Reg (lockleys, South Australia) and Shirley (Mrs V Little, Allenby Gardens, South Australia) we offer our condolences in their sad loss. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992) [2]
    Person ID I2552  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father Joseph John Clarke,   b. 4 Mar 1855, Heddington, Wiltshire, England (never registered) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1921  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Eliza Tucker,   b. 23 Jan 1870, Crows Nest, Inman Valley, District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1945  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1890  Baptist Manse, Paddington, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family M. Farquhar 
    Children 
    +1. A.A. Clarke
    +2. S.L. Clarke
     3. Ronda Joy Clarke,   b. 7 Aug 1938,   d. 16 Nov 1952  (Age 14 years)
    +4. R.S. Clarke
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F0745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1905 - Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Centennial Park, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke
    Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke
    Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke - Fourth child of Eliza Tucker and Joseph John Clarke.
    The Family of Eliza and Joseph Clarke
    The Family of Eliza and Joseph Clarke
    The Family of Eliza Tucker and Joseph John Clarke.
    L to R Standing at back Wilfred Tennyson Tucker Clarke, Daisy Jane Olive Clarke, Frederick John William Clarke; Sitting L to R: Joseph John Clarke, Mary Myrtle tucker Clarke, Eliza Clarke (n.Tucker),Alfred James 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 217 (Reliability: 3), 1992.

    2. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 217 - 218 (Reliability: 3), 1992.


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