Jonathan Brooker, 18491906 (aged 56 years)

Birth December 3, 1849 40 40
Christening May 3, 1850 40 41 (aged 5 months)
Note: Spelt Johnathen Broker on his baptism record.
Birth of a brotherWilliam Brooker
May 24, 1851 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a brotherMurdock Brooker
May 13, 1853 (aged 3 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 17, 1859 (aged 10 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 20, 1859 (aged 10 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
MarriageHenrietta BrenningView this family
December 29, 1880 (aged 31 years)
Note: Married according to the rites of the Church of England. Marriage witnesses were Joseph Bell and Henry Smitts. Source: copy of marriage certificate.
Birth of a sonJohn Frederick Brooker
December 2, 1882 (aged 32 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 13394/1882

Birth of a daughterHenrietta May Brooker
January 6, 1883 (aged 33 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 14046/1883

Birth of a daughterAnnie Elizabeth Brooker
December 22, 1883 (aged 34 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 15726/1884

Birth of a sonJames Leslie Brooker
April 26, 1885 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a sonGeorge Robert Brooker
July 19, 1886 (aged 36 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 17311/1886

Death of a fatherJohn Brooker
December 7, 1886 (aged 37 years)
Cause: John died from Gastritis and Debility. He was attended by Dr. B.J. Newsmarch.
Note: The death informant was John's nephew W. McKenzie, who was living at Wilds Meadow. The death was registered on the 9th of December, 1886 at Robertson, NSW. Source: copy of death certificate.
Burial of a fatherJohn Brooker
December 9, 1886 (aged 37 years)
Note: Witnesses to the burial were C. Tildsley and A. Kirkland.
Birth of a sonJonathan William Brooker
July 6, 1887 (aged 37 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 17716/1887

Birth of a sonCharles Brenning Brooker
October 15, 1888 (aged 38 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 18249/1888

Birth of a daughterJanet MacKenzie Brooker
November 14, 1889 (aged 39 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 7638/1890

Birth of a sonStanley Albert Brooker
June 24, 1891 (aged 41 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 7697/1891

Birth of a daughterMinnie Ella Brooker
August 26, 1892 (aged 42 years)
Note: Name is Minnie Ella on birth records and Ella Minnie on Electoral Rolls and Death records.
Birth of a daughterMary Mildred Brooker
June 18, 1894 (aged 44 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 29632/1894

Birth of a sonHenry Stafford Brooker
September 10, 1895 (aged 45 years)
Birth of a daughterLinda Adelaide Brooker
May 29, 1898 (aged 48 years)
Source: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 25091/1898
Birth of a sonDonald Clifford Brooker
September 24, 1899 (aged 49 years)
Death of a motherJanet MacKenzie
May 4, 1901 (aged 51 years)
Cause: Heart Disease
Burial of a motherJanet MacKenzie
May 6, 1901 (aged 51 years)
Death June 17, 1906 (aged 56 years)
Cause of death: Blood Poisoning
Burial June 19, 1906 (2 days after death)
Obituary
Obituary
June 20, 1906 (3 days after death)
Note: Death of Mr. J. Brooker.

Death of Mr. J. Brooker.

We regret to have to record the death of an old and highly esteemed resident of Box Vale, Mr. J. Brooker. The sad event occurred at the Bowral hospital on Sunday afternoon. About the middle of May Mr. Brooker sought medical advice for a sore throat. Home treatment proving ineffective he, about three weeks ago, was admitted to the hospital, where all that medical skill could do for him was done but without avail.

Death resulted from blood poisoning supposed to have been caused either by a decayed tooth or by nicotine from a pipe, which poisoned the tongue and throat. The late Mr. Brooker was born at Wollongong 56 years ago, and he came with his father to Kangaloon over 40 years ago. He was a practical farmer, and being a good judge of cattle he had got together one of the best dairy herds in the district.

His Ayrshires were a fine lot, and he was a noted prizewinner at our shows. About 25 years ago the deceased was married to Miss Henrietta Brenning, of Kangaloon, who, together with a family of thirteen (six boys and seven girls, the youngest of whom is six years of age), are left to mourn their great loss. He also leaves two brothers and a sister, Messrs. M. and W. Brooker and Miss Brooker, all of Kangaloon, and a number of other relatives.

Sincere sympathy is extended to all in their sad bereavement. The remains were interred at Kangaloon on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was very largely attended. The Rev. J. H. Craig officiated at the grave.

The Scrutineer and Berrima District Press (New South Wales : 1892 - 1948) Wednesday 20 June 1906 p 2 Article


Profound sorrow was expressed on all sides when it became known that Mr. Jonathan Brooker, an old and much esteemed resident of Box Vale, who had been an inmate of the Berrima District Hospital for about three weeks, suffering from an affection of the throat, had passed away on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased had been a remarkably healthy man up to the time of his last illness, which first manifested itself about the 22nd May with a sore throat. The first day this was not regarded as anything serious, and practically no notice was taken of it; the following morning, however as the throat was much swollen,

Dr. Vallack was summoned from Bowral, and treated the patient. A couple of days later, as there appeared to be no improvement in his condition, Dr Vallack was again sent for, and ordered the immediate removal of the patient to the hospital.

After admission to that institution Mr. Brooker's condition continued to be very serious, and it was for a time thought that a tube would have to be inserted in his throat to prevent suffocation. This, however, was averted by the swelling going down somewhat, and although the case had never ceased to be serious, the patient seemed to be making satisfactory progress until Saturday night, when complications set in, and terminated fatally between 4 and 5 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.

The cause of death was a form of blood poisoning in the tongue and throat, which it is thought was first caused either by poison from a decayed tooth or by nicotine from a pipe. Mrs. Brooker and family express their sincere appreciation of the unremitting attention devoted to the deceased by the medical and nursing staff of the hospital.

The late Mr. Brooker, who was 56 years of age, was a native of Wollongong, and came to this district with his father over 40 years ago. His father was one of the first to take up land in Kangaloon under the Free Selection Act of the early sixties, and after working for his father for some time the deceased eventually launched out on his own behalf.

He had been associated with farming pursuits all his life, and had succeeded in getting together one of the finest dairy herds of the district. An exceptionally good judge of cattle, he had spared no expense in introducing the very best strains into his yard, and by continual culling had weeded out anything which was not first class.

Of late years he had paid particular attention to the Ayrshire class, for which he had a great fancy, and quite recently he purchased some fine animals of this breed at Mr. Antill's sale in Picton. He had for some time figured prominently as a prize-winner for Ayrshires at our local shows, while it was always a great recommendation for cattle of this or any other class to say that they were bred by Mr. J. Brooker.

About 25 years ago the deceased was married to Miss Henrietta Brenning, of Kangaloon, who, together with a family of 13 – six boys and seven girls – the youngest of whom is six years of age, are left to mourn their great loss. One of the daughters is Mrs. Lindsay, of Mullumbimby, Brunswick River, who is the only one of the children married.

He also leaves two brothers and a sister, Messrs. M. and W. Brooker and Miss Brooker, all of Kangaloon, and a number of other relatives. Sincere sympathy is extended to all in their bereavement. His father died about 19 years ago and his mother about 5 years ago, both having lived to a ripe old age.

The funeral will move from the hospital, Bowral, at 10 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning, and the interment will take place in the East Kangaloon cemetery, where deceased's father, mother, and eldest son are also buried. The Rev. J. H. Craig will conduct the service, and Mr. J. Beavan has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Original publication: Robertson Advocate (NSW), 19 June 1906, p 2.

Family with parents
father
John Brooker Birth and Baptism Record
18091886
Birth: June 24, 1809 49 33Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 7, 1886East Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18091901
Birth: 1809Ross Shire, Scotland
Death: May 4, 1901Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 10, 1843Berkeley, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
elder sister
18481931
Birth: December 28, 1848 39 39Charcoal Creek, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 20, 1931Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
himself
18491906
Birth: December 3, 1849 40 40Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 17, 1906Bowral Hospital, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
younger brother
18511935
Birth: May 24, 1851 41 42Charcoal (now Unanderra), New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 5, 1935Forest Lodge, Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18531913
Birth: May 13, 1853 43 44
Death: June 29, 1913Yarrawa, Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Henrietta Brenning
himself
18491906
Birth: December 3, 1849 40 40Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 17, 1906Bowral Hospital, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18581953
Birth: August 19, 1858Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 3, 1953Five Dock, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: December 29, 1880St Mark's Church, West Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
18821885
Birth: December 2, 1882 32 24Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 14, 1885
1 month
daughter
12 months
daughter
18831982
Birth: December 22, 1883 34 25Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 1, 1982Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
son
18851962
Birth: April 26, 1885 35 26Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 3, 1962Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
son
18861958
Birth: July 19, 1886 36 27Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 18, 1958Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia
12 months
son
18871957
Birth: July 6, 1887 37 28Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 20, 1957
16 months
son
18881947
Birth: October 15, 1888 38 30Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 17, 1947
13 months
daughter
18891976
Birth: November 14, 1889 39 31Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 27, 1976
20 months
son
18911956
Birth: June 24, 1891 41 32Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 3, 1956
14 months
daughter
18921981
Birth: August 26, 1892 42 34Box Vale (Robertson), New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 5, 1981Abbotsford, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
18941974
Birth: June 18, 1894 44 35Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 14, 1974
15 months
son
18951975
Birth: September 10, 1895 45 37Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 9, 1975
3 years
daughter
18981990
Birth: May 29, 1898 48 39Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 14, 1990late of Randwick and Lurline Bay, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
son
18991966
Birth: September 24, 1899 49 41Box Vale (Robertson), New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 2, 1966Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
Christening

Spelt Johnathen Broker on his baptism record.

Marriage

Married according to the rites of the Church of England. Marriage witnesses were Joseph Bell and Henry Smitts. Source: copy of marriage certificate.

Obituary

Death of Mr. J. Brooker.

We regret to have to record the death of an old and highly esteemed resident of Box Vale, Mr. J. Brooker. The sad event occurred at the Bowral hospital on Sunday afternoon. About the middle of May Mr. Brooker sought medical advice for a sore throat. Home treatment proving ineffective he, about three weeks ago, was admitted to the hospital, where all that medical skill could do for him was done but without avail.

Death resulted from blood poisoning supposed to have been caused either by a decayed tooth or by nicotine from a pipe, which poisoned the tongue and throat. The late Mr. Brooker was born at Wollongong 56 years ago, and he came with his father to Kangaloon over 40 years ago. He was a practical farmer, and being a good judge of cattle he had got together one of the best dairy herds in the district.

His Ayrshires were a fine lot, and he was a noted prizewinner at our shows. About 25 years ago the deceased was married to Miss Henrietta Brenning, of Kangaloon, who, together with a family of thirteen (six boys and seven girls, the youngest of whom is six years of age), are left to mourn their great loss. He also leaves two brothers and a sister, Messrs. M. and W. Brooker and Miss Brooker, all of Kangaloon, and a number of other relatives.

Sincere sympathy is extended to all in their sad bereavement. The remains were interred at Kangaloon on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was very largely attended. The Rev. J. H. Craig officiated at the grave.

The Scrutineer and Berrima District Press (New South Wales : 1892 - 1948) Wednesday 20 June 1906 p 2 Article


Profound sorrow was expressed on all sides when it became known that Mr. Jonathan Brooker, an old and much esteemed resident of Box Vale, who had been an inmate of the Berrima District Hospital for about three weeks, suffering from an affection of the throat, had passed away on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased had been a remarkably healthy man up to the time of his last illness, which first manifested itself about the 22nd May with a sore throat. The first day this was not regarded as anything serious, and practically no notice was taken of it; the following morning, however as the throat was much swollen,

Dr. Vallack was summoned from Bowral, and treated the patient. A couple of days later, as there appeared to be no improvement in his condition, Dr Vallack was again sent for, and ordered the immediate removal of the patient to the hospital.

After admission to that institution Mr. Brooker's condition continued to be very serious, and it was for a time thought that a tube would have to be inserted in his throat to prevent suffocation. This, however, was averted by the swelling going down somewhat, and although the case had never ceased to be serious, the patient seemed to be making satisfactory progress until Saturday night, when complications set in, and terminated fatally between 4 and 5 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.

The cause of death was a form of blood poisoning in the tongue and throat, which it is thought was first caused either by poison from a decayed tooth or by nicotine from a pipe. Mrs. Brooker and family express their sincere appreciation of the unremitting attention devoted to the deceased by the medical and nursing staff of the hospital.

The late Mr. Brooker, who was 56 years of age, was a native of Wollongong, and came to this district with his father over 40 years ago. His father was one of the first to take up land in Kangaloon under the Free Selection Act of the early sixties, and after working for his father for some time the deceased eventually launched out on his own behalf.

He had been associated with farming pursuits all his life, and had succeeded in getting together one of the finest dairy herds of the district. An exceptionally good judge of cattle, he had spared no expense in introducing the very best strains into his yard, and by continual culling had weeded out anything which was not first class.

Of late years he had paid particular attention to the Ayrshire class, for which he had a great fancy, and quite recently he purchased some fine animals of this breed at Mr. Antill's sale in Picton. He had for some time figured prominently as a prize-winner for Ayrshires at our local shows, while it was always a great recommendation for cattle of this or any other class to say that they were bred by Mr. J. Brooker.

About 25 years ago the deceased was married to Miss Henrietta Brenning, of Kangaloon, who, together with a family of 13 – six boys and seven girls – the youngest of whom is six years of age, are left to mourn their great loss. One of the daughters is Mrs. Lindsay, of Mullumbimby, Brunswick River, who is the only one of the children married.

He also leaves two brothers and a sister, Messrs. M. and W. Brooker and Miss Brooker, all of Kangaloon, and a number of other relatives. Sincere sympathy is extended to all in their bereavement. His father died about 19 years ago and his mother about 5 years ago, both having lived to a ripe old age.

The funeral will move from the hospital, Bowral, at 10 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning, and the interment will take place in the East Kangaloon cemetery, where deceased's father, mother, and eldest son are also buried. The Rev. J. H. Craig will conduct the service, and Mr. J. Beavan has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Original publication: Robertson Advocate (NSW), 19 June 1906, p 2.