Frank Edmond Tucker

Male 1910 - 1982  (72 years)


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  • Name Frank Edmond Tucker 
    Born 15 Jan 1910  Croydon, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 May 1982  Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Frank began school at Woodlands and attended Hoyleton, Beau Vale (out from Lameroo) and Meningie schools. His Auntie Myrtle looked after the family after the death of Frank's mother. He left school at 14, and went trapping rabbits on the Coorong. He slept under a sheet of iron next to a stone wall. During his time on the Coorong a gun discharged, hit the heel of another man's boot and ricocheted into his knee. He was admitted to the royal Adelaide Hospital but they were unable to remove all the pellets. His children well remember his great respect of firearms.
      Work was hard to fin; Frank at one time cracked stone on the Tailem Bend - Meningie road. The lake came up and washed away the road and although he had blisters on his hands to prove he had done the work, he remained unpaid.
      Frank worked with his father at Naturi, out from Tailem Bend and it was there that he met Ida when they were about 20. The greens had the farm next door.
      Frank worked for the James bros, at Meningie as a farm hand mustering sheep, milling cows and performing other duties. He also worked as a drover for them. droving sheep in a covered wagon between Meningie, Strathalbyn and Langhorne's Creek, or wherever there was feed for the sheep. It was while he was at James' that he married Ida. They stayed there until after their three children were born; then because wages were too low, they moved to Halidon on to Arthur's farm as he was away at the war. (Frank was rejected volunteer) They Lived in the Oakes House.
      It was from there, after only a few months, that they moved to Coomandook in 1943 on to the farm of Les Brown who had retired to the city. Here he worked for wages and then shares. Later he bought a farm also owned by the Browns on the other side of the road. In the early days at Coomandook, Frank trapped rabbits. When he had trapped out all his property he went to the neighbours. He used a horse and junker; the rabbits were taken from the traps, put into bags, taken to the pick-up point, then killed, gutted and hung in pairs on a stick between two suitable trees with a Hessian bag drapped over them. Th rabbity later collected them and left the money in a tobacco tin. frank worked hard and had great pride in his farm. He was very conscious about keeping noxious weeds off his farm. There is a certificate for 1950/51 season to say he won third prize in the Barley Crop Competition.
      Graham and Dorothy worked on the farm until Graham went to the city to find work and Dorothy stayed on as his main helper until her marriage in 1970. In 1973 Frank and Ida achieved their goal of building their own house on their own land.
      Frank enjoyed playing cricket and played full-back in football and won trophies for the most unselfish player.
      The Masonic Lodge was an important part of his life. He became Master of the Tailem Bend Lodge in 1963 and when he moved to Murray Bridge he was an almoner for that district. probably Frank's greatest joy in his retirement in Murray Bridge was driving for Meals on Wheels. He also kept fowls and vegetable garden and gave away most of the produce. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I3868  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father William Edmond Tucker,   b. 7 Jun 1881, Inman Hills, District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1958, Tailem Bend, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Eva Rose Adcock,   b. 26 Oct 1877, Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1917, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1907 
    Family ID F1160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida Mary Green,   b. 28 May 1910, Tam O'Shanter Belt, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1989, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1938  Methodist Church, Eastwood, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. G.R. Tucker
    +2. D.M. Tucker
    +3. G.J. Tucker
    Family ID F1169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1910 - Croydon, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1938 - Methodist Church, Eastwood, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 May 1982 - Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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