John James Brooker, 18871902 (aged 15 years)

Name
John James /Brooker/
Given names
John James
Surname
Brooker
Birth 1887 33 36
Birth of a brotherFredrick Donald Brooker
about February 1888 (aged 1 year)

Birth of a brotherHerbert Brooker
February 1888 (aged 1 year)

Death of a brotherFredrick Donald Brooker
April 20, 1888 (aged 1 year)

Birth of a sisterJanet Isabel Brooker
November 20, 1889 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherAlbert Ernest Brooker
May 9, 1892 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a brotherArchie Joseph Brooker
May 9, 1892 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a brotherWalter Lyall Brooker
March 3, 1894 (aged 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJanet MacKenzie
May 4, 1901 (aged 14 years)
Cause: Heart Disease
Burial of a paternal grandmotherJanet MacKenzie
May 6, 1901 (aged 14 years)
Death March 14, 1902 (aged 15 years) Age: 14
Cause of death: 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 March 16, 1902 (2 days after death)
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
younger brother
1 month
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
18891967
Birth: November 20, 1889 36 38Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Los Angeles, California, USA
-23 months
himself
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
Death

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.