Mary Clarke

Female 1884 - 1978  (94 years)


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  • Name Mary Clarke 
    Born 17 Mar 1884  Bowden, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 May 1978 
    Buried Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • As a girl, Mary worked on her father's piggery and did general chores. They had between 500 and 700 pigs. The pigs were driven to market along the side of the road, much like a flock of sheep, from Findon, Hindmarsh area, to the Auction Market wither where the New Market Hotel stands today or across North Terrace in the railway yards.
      At the age of 17 she went for a working holiday with Longmires at Hoyleton, and later worked for Harry and Eliza Evans. But a working holiday for 6 weeks turned out to be for almost the rest of her life. During the courting years horse-back was the main form of transport. Inman riding on a normal astride saddle and Mary riding side-saddle. Inman also rode his push-bike to Adelaide on quite a few occasions to see Mary, staying with an elder brother, William who was in Adelaide Bible College, living entirely by faith, training to be a missionary. After marriage, she taught Sunday School at the Woodlands Church. Later she was a foundation member of the Methodist Ladies' Guild 1939 and was President 1944 - 54. She assisted with Sunday School at Kybunga.
      During World War II she was an active member of the Fighting Forces Comfort Fund. She was also a member of the Red Cross and received certificates.
      Mary was a Baptist affiliation and attended Carra down Baptist Church and was baptised there. On coming to Hoyleton she was associated with the Methodist Church at Woodlands as there were no Baptist churches nearby. When she retired to Clare in 1950 she again attended the Baptist Church.

      WOODLANDS SURPRISE PARTY
      Mr and Mrs I Tucker's Silver Wedding

      About 100 relatives and friends assembled at the residence of Mr and Mrs E.E. Arbon to tender a surprise party to Mr and Mrs I Tucker whose silver wedding will fall shortly. The guests were spending and evening at Mr and Mrs Arbon's and were given a big Surprise. The party adjourned to the barn and dancing, novelties and items were enjoyed by all present. Mrs Rowlands, of Blyth, rendered a solo. The music for dancing was supplied by Mr Coleman of Blyth and Mr J Clarke was MC. The novelty dances were won by Miss D Pengelly and Mr L Lines (streamer), Miss D Diprose and Mr E Tucker (lucky balloon), Mill L Tucker and Mr Coleman (lucky cachet). On behalf of those present Mr J Clarke presented the guests with a silver dish and Mr Tucker suitably responded. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I3932  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father James Clarke 
    Mother Elizabeth Jennings 
    Family ID F1195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Inman Tucker,   b. 3 Aug 1886, Woodlands District Upper Wakefield, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1960  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1908  Parents' House, Findon, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Edwin Inman Tucker,   b. 11 Jan 1910, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1973, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Ariel James Tucker,   b. 23 Mar 1913,   d. 8 Aug 1988  (Age 75 years)
    +3. L. Tucker
    +4. L.M. Tucker
     5. Unnamed Tucker,   b. 29 Nov 1918, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1918, Blyth, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F1194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Mar 1884 - Bowden, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1908 - Parents' House, Findon, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kybunga, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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