Eliza Anne Brooker, 1865–
|Birth|| December 7, 1865
|Birth of a sister||Christina M. Brooker|
1870 (aged 4 years)
|Death of a sister||Christina M. Brooker|
1883 (aged 17 years)
|Death of a paternal grandfather||William Brooker|
October 9, 1885 (aged 19 years)
Cause: William died from old age and natural decay
Note: He was sick for 8 days before death and was attended by Dr Eras Wren. The death information was his son James Brooker who was living at Lake Albert. The death was registered at Wagga Wagga on the 2nd of November 1885. Source: Death Certificate.
|Burial of a paternal grandfather||William Brooker|
October 10, 1885 (aged 19 years)
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga Cemetery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
|Marriage||George Pope Parsons — View this family|
February 11, 1888 (aged 22 years)
|Birth of a son||Thomas Charles Parsons|
1888 (aged 22 years)
|Birth of a son||Robert Daniel Parsons|
1889 (aged 23 years)
|Death of a paternal grandmother||Sophia Mary Mitton|
January 17, 1892 (aged 26 years)
|Burial of a paternal grandmother||Sophia Mary Mitton|
January 18, 1892 (aged 26 years)
|Death of a father||William Brooker|
June 8, 1892 (aged 26 years)
BROOKER — On the 9th Inst., at his late residence, Howlong-road, William Brooker, aged 65 years and 6 month. Deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.
Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 17 June 1892 p 40 Family Notices
|Birth of a daughter||Elizabeth Parsons|
1893 (aged 27 years)
|Death of a mother||Elizabeth Henrietta Fowler|
November 9, 1895 (aged 29 years)
Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 11317/1895
|Birth of a son||James Parsons|
1896 (aged 30 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Eliza Ann Parsons|
1897 (aged 31 years)
|Birth of a son||Edward Dargo Parsons|
1901 (aged 35 years)
|Birth of a daughter||May Parsons|
1903 (aged 37 years)
|Birth of a son||Julius Arthur Parsons|
July 14, 1905 (aged 39 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Charlotte Parsons|
1908 (aged 42 years)
|Death of a daughter||Charlotte Parsons|
1912 (aged 46 years)
|Death of a brother||Charles Edward Brooker|
December 7, 1913 (aged 48 years)
|Death of a son||James Parsons|
January 7, 1919 (aged 53 years)
Cause: Broncho Pneumonia
|Marriage of a child||Thomas Charles Parsons — Beatrice Eva Swain — View this family|
June 21, 1919 (aged 53 years)
Note: According to his military records, Beatrice and their child travelled back to Australia with Thomas on the Berrima
|Death of a sister||Eleanor Emily Mary Brooker|
July 13, 1923 (aged 57 years)
Note: I cannot locate the death registration in the New South Wales BDM records
|Death of a sister||Mary Ann Maria Brooker|
July 16, 1923 (aged 57 years)
|Death of a son||Robert Daniel Parsons|
August 18, 1927 (aged 61 years)
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Friday 19 August 1927
NOBLE PARK TRAGEDY.
FAMILY WIPED OUT.
SUPPOSED MURDER AND SUICIDE..
Cries attracted attention to the home of Robert Daniel Parsons, a cottage in Heatherton road, Noble Park, near Dandenong yesterday afternoon, and soon afterwards the police found parsons, his wife and their three young children dead in one of the bedrooms. Circumstances, the police say point to the case being one of murder and suicide.
The police theory is the Parsons, becoming unbalanced as a result of war injuries, attacked his wife and children with a razor, and then took his own life by the same means. The victims were:-
PARSONS, ROBERT DANIEL, aged 38 years ganger, employed by the Electricity Commission
PARSONS, FLORENCE M aged 35 years, wife of Daniel Parsons
PARSONS, VIOLET, aged six years
PARSONS, ROBERT, aged four years
PARSONS, JOYCE VERA, aged 12 month
About half-past 2 o'clock, Mr. L .Collins contractor, of 158 Summerville road, Yarraville, who was engaged upon road work in French street, Noble Park, heard a woman call out excitedly to him from a house near by. He gathered from the cries that a tragedy had been witnessed, and hurried to the Dandenong police station.
Acting upon his information, Sergeant Hill and Constable Goodall went to the home of Parsons, in Heatherton road. They saw blood stains on the pathway and gate, and upon entering a front bedroom they found Parsons on the floor with a razor in his right hand. His wife and the older daughter also lay on the floor, and the two younger children were on the bed.
All had terrible wounds in the throat, and were found by Dr Oldham, of Dandenong, to be dead.
The calls which caused Mr. Collins to summon the police were uttered by Mrs. F. Hannon, from whose home in French street the rear portion of Parson's house in Heatherton road, running parallel, could be seen.
In a statement to the police she said: When I was standing near the front door of my home I heard screams from the direction of Heatherton road. I ran round to the back, and saw Parons come out through the back door, seize his wife, who apparently had just returned from the township, and take her forcibly towards their front door. Both were screaming. I thought that something serious must be happening, and sent for the police.
After the police inspection of the scene, and the removal of the bodies to the morgue, it was stated by the police that apparently the children were first attacked when about to begin their lunch in the kitchen at the rear of the house, The table was in readiness for the meal, and food had been prepared.
Although as far as could be gathered, nobody saw her at the time, Mrs parons is believed to have gone out shortly before noon, possibly to shop. She was in street attire when found. Mrs Hannon believes that she saw bloodstains about Parson's throat when he met his wife upon her return, and the police consider that, having killed the three children, he had commenced to take his own life, but had not inflicted the final and mortal wound when his wife reached home.
Mr. Edward Buchan, who with his wife and family occupy the neighbouring house in Heatherton road, said that the Parsons family had lived there about l8 months. They were aware of no domestic or other trouble in the family.
Charles Parons, of Leonard avenue, Noble Park, brother of the dead man, was able to suggest no possible explanation of the tragedy, unless war injuries had suddenly affected his brother, who, he said, was a man of good habits.
He had been free of domestic unhappiness, and was earning wood wages. Mr.Parsons did not know why his brother had not gone to work that day. In fact, he was unaware that he had not left home as usual to work with the "flying gang" of the Electricity Commission, as a member of which it was his duty to travel about on emergency jobs.
He added that his brother enlisted at Harrietville, and served during the war with the 8th Battalion, B Company. Their mother was a resident of Eilden Weir, near Alexandra.
|Death of a sister||Emma Sophia Jane Brooker|
June 30, 1929 (aged 63 years)
|Death of a brother||William James Brooker|
June 30, 1929 (aged 63 years)
Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 17020/1929
|Death of a son||Julius Arthur Parsons|
June 2, 1961 (aged 95 years)
|Death of a son||Edward Dargo Parsons|
1966 (aged 100 years)
Marriage: March 13, 1855 — Albury, New South Wales, Australia
9 yearselder brother
8 yearsyounger sister
5 yearselder brother
Marriage: February 11, 1888 — Albury, New South Wales, Australia
|Name||@'Mary Wade to Us' p.65@|