Janet Isabel Brooker, 18891967 (aged 77 years)

Name
Janet Isabel /Brooker/
Given names
Janet Isabel
Surname
Brooker
Birth November 20, 1889 36 38
Birth of a brotherAlbert Ernest Brooker
May 9, 1892 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherArchie Joseph Brooker
May 9, 1892 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherWalter Lyall Brooker
March 3, 1894 (aged 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJanet MacKenzie
May 4, 1901 (aged 11 years)
Cause: Heart Disease
Burial of a paternal grandmotherJanet MacKenzie
May 6, 1901 (aged 11 years)
Death of a brotherJohn James Brooker
March 14, 1902 (aged 12 years) Age: 14
Cause: Accident - struck by lightning
Note: Inquest, Bowral Free Press (New South Wales : 1901…

Inquest, Bowral Free Press (New South Wales : 1901 - 1906) Wednesday 19 March 1902 p 3 Article.

KILLED BY LIGHTNING. . From our Correspondent, It is with deep regrret that we have to record the death of John James Brooker (son of Mr. M. Brooker, of East Kangaloon), who was killed by lightning in the severe storm that passed over the district on Friday afternoon last.

The District Coroner (Mr, A. D. Badgery) conducted an inquest on Saturday last at East Kangaloon, when the following evidence was given :—

Murdo Brooker being duly sworn, stated, that the deceased, John James Brooker, was 14 years old. For the past week he has been out at Kelly's Creek milking the cows, his brother was with him. Yesterday (14th) about 7 p.m., my son Herbert reported" to me that John James had been struck with lightning und killed at Kelly's Creek. I at once proceeded there and found him dead.

He had evidently been struck on the right side of the head, as a strip of hair 1/2 inch wide was completely. removed. There were marks of bruises on the chest, and his shirt and trousers were torn, and the boot was burst off the left foot. Afterwards I placed deceased's body in a vehicle and brought it home.

Herbert Murdo Brooker being duly sworn states : I am a son- of Murdo Brooker, and for the last week have been at Kelly's Creek with the deceased: yesterday (14th) about 5 p.m. deceased and I were milking ; there was a heavy thunderstorm at the time ;.he was sitting down milking : I was milking a few feet away ; I must have been unconscious for a time,perhaps an hour. I felt giddy when I woke ; I received an injury to my finger ; I,looked round me, and saw deceased lying down behind the cow ; the cow was lying dead in the bail; I tried to wake him, but found he was dead, I then carried him to the can house, and rode home and told my father ;

my father at once started for the scene of the accident. Some of the timber about the bail was split. The cow I was milking was singed about the hips and near foreleg.

The jury returned the following verdict; We find that the said J. J. Brooker, at Kelly's Creek, Berrima, N.S. W., on the 14th March, 1902, was accidentally killed by lightning.

Burial of a brotherJohn James Brooker
March 16, 1902 (aged 12 years)
Death of a fatherMurdock Brooker
June 29, 1913 (aged 23 years)
Burial of a fatherMurdock Brooker
July 2, 1913 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a sonArthur James Stine
November 23, 1919 (aged 30 years)
Immigration September 9, 1920 (aged 30 years)
Note: Ernest, Janet and Arthur left Wellington, New Zealand and sailed to the USA on the ship RMS Marama. They sailed into San Francisco, California and then made their way to Fresno, California.
Birth of a sonHerbert Brooker Stine
February 28, 1927 (aged 37 years)
Source: California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
Census 1930 (aged 40 years)
Source: 1930 United States Federal Census. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
Note: Ernest, Janet and their children Arthur, Ida and Herbert lived in a home they owned on their farm. Ernest was working as a poultry farmer and was working on his own account.
Birth of a sonRobert Earl Stine
August 9, 1930 (aged 40 years)
Source: California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
Naturalization March 15, 1939 (aged 49 years)
Source: U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
Note: At the time of her naturalisation, Janet was living with her family at 1441 Garvey Avenue, El Monte, California.
Census April 1940 (aged 50 years)
Note: By 1940, the family had moved off the farm and were living in a house they owned. Ernest was working around 60 hours per week, 52 weeks per year selling eggs. The children living at home were Arthur, Ida, Herbert and Robert.
Death of a motherEliza Jane Diggins
May 5, 1940 (aged 50 years) Age: 89
Burial of a motherEliza Jane Diggins
May 7, 1940 (aged 50 years)
Death of a sonRobert Earl Stine
March 6, 1943 (aged 53 years)
Source: California, Death Index, 1940-1997. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
Burial of a sonRobert Earl Stine
March 1943 (aged 53 years)
Death of a brotherArchie Joseph Brooker
November 8, 1946 (aged 56 years)
Burial of a brotherArchie Joseph Brooker
November 1946 (aged 56 years)
Death of a husbandErnest Arthur Stine
November 5, 1958 (aged 68 years)
Burial of a husbandErnest Arthur Stine
November 1958 (aged 68 years)
Death of a brotherHerbert Brooker
March 5, 1963 (aged 73 years)

Death of a sisterSarah Louisa Brooker
July 8, 1964 (aged 74 years)
Burial of a sisterSarah Louisa Brooker
July 1964 (aged 74 years)
Death May 4, 1967 (aged 77 years)
Burial May 1967 (aged 77 years)
Family with parents
father
18531913
Birth: May 13, 1853 43 44
Death: June 29, 1913Yarrawa, Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18511940
Birth: 1851Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 5, 1940East Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
younger brother
18921971
Birth: May 9, 1892 38 41Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 29, 1971Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
younger brother
18921946
Birth: May 9, 1892 38 41Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 8, 1946Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
elder brother
1 month
elder brother
22 months
herself
18891967
Birth: November 20, 1889 36 38Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Los Angeles, California, USA
-23 months
elder brother
18871902
Birth: 1887 33 36Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 14, 1902Kelly's Creek, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
-16 months
elder sister
18851964
Birth: August 27, 1885 32 34Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 8, 1964District Hospital, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
9 years
younger brother
18941968
Birth: March 3, 1894 40 43Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 2, 1968Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Ernest Arthur Stine
husband
18771958
Birth: March 18, 1877Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Death: November 5, 1958Los Angeles, California, USA
herself
18891967
Birth: November 20, 1889 36 38Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Los Angeles, California, USA
son
19191996
Birth: November 23, 1919 42 30Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 8, 1996Los Angeles, California, USA
daughter
Private
son
19271972
Birth: February 28, 1927 49 37Baldwin Park, California, USA
Death: June 13, 1972Los Angeles, California, USA
4 years
son
19301943
Birth: August 9, 1930 53 40Baldwin Park, California, USA
Death: March 6, 1943Los Angeles, California, USA
Census@1930 United States Federal Census. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com @
Naturalization@U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com @
Immigration

Ernest, Janet and Arthur left Wellington, New Zealand and sailed to the USA on the ship RMS Marama. They sailed into San Francisco, California and then made their way to Fresno, California.

Census

Ernest, Janet and their children Arthur, Ida and Herbert lived in a home they owned on their farm. Ernest was working as a poultry farmer and was working on his own account.

Naturalization

At the time of her naturalisation, Janet was living with her family at 1441 Garvey Avenue, El Monte, California.

Census

By 1940, the family had moved off the farm and were living in a house they owned. Ernest was working around 60 hours per week, 52 weeks per year selling eggs. The children living at home were Arthur, Ida, Herbert and Robert.