Murdock Brooker, 18531913 (aged 60 years)

Name
Murdock /Brooker/
Given names
Murdock
Surname
Brooker
Also known as
/Murdo/
Note: Name is Murdock on birth certificate. Later used the name Murdo
Birth May 13, 1853 43 44

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 17, 1859 (aged 6 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 20, 1859 (aged 6 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Birth of a daughterSarah Louisa Brooker
August 27, 1885 (aged 32 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Brooker
December 7, 1886 (aged 33 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 33 years)
Note: Witnesses to the burial were C. Tildsley and A. Kirkland.
Birth of a sonJohn James Brooker
1887 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a sonFredrick Donald Brooker
about February 1888 (aged 34 years)

Birth of a sonHerbert Brooker
February 1888 (aged 34 years)

Death of a sonFredrick Donald Brooker
April 20, 1888 (aged 34 years)

Birth of a daughterJanet Isabel Brooker
November 20, 1889 (aged 36 years)
Census 1891 (aged 37 years)
Note: Lived at Daisy Bank, East Kangaloon, Camden. 3 males and 2 females were living there.
Birth of a sonAlbert Ernest Brooker
May 9, 1892 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a sonArchie Joseph Brooker
May 9, 1892 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a sonWalter Lyall Brooker
March 3, 1894 (aged 40 years)
Death of a motherJanet MacKenzie
May 4, 1901 (aged 47 years)
Cause: Heart Disease
Burial of a motherJanet MacKenzie
May 6, 1901 (aged 47 years)
Death of a sonJohn James Brooker
March 14, 1902 (aged 48 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 sonJohn James Brooker
March 16, 1902 (aged 48 years)
Death of a brotherJonathan Brooker
June 17, 1906 (aged 53 years)
Cause: Blood Poisoning
Burial of a brotherJonathan Brooker
June 19, 1906 (aged 53 years)
Marriage of a childFrancis Wesley MorrowSarah Louisa BrookerView this family
April 19, 1911 (aged 57 years)
Death June 29, 1913 (aged 60 years)
Burial July 2, 1913 (3 days after death)
Obituary
Obituary
July 4, 1913 (5 days after death)
Note: As briefly reported in our last issue, Mr. Murdo B…

As briefly reported in our last issue, Mr. Murdo Brooker, one of the pioneer residents of the district, passed away at his late residence, 'Yarrawa,' near Robertson, on Sunday night last.

He was apparently in his usual good health when he partook of his tea that evening, but shortly after retiring to bed he complained of feeling unwell, and his sudden illness had only been of an hour's duration when he breathed his last.

The news of his sadden demise caused quite a shock to the community. The late Mr. Brooker was highly respected by all classes throughout the district. He was a committeeman and steward of the Robertson Agricultural Society and on the committee of the Robertson Progress Association; in both these institutions he took a keen interest, and it was only in very bad weather that he was absent from the meetings.

In his younger days deceased was a good cricketer, and often did yeoman service for the club he played with (East Kangaloon). He was 60 years of age, and leaves a widow and grown up family of sons and daughters to mourn their great loss.

The funeral, which took place on Wednesday, was one of the largest seen in the district for many years, representatives from all parts of the district being present to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had always tried to do his best to advance the interests of the locality in which he lived, and whose every action was as straight as a gun barrel.

His remains were laid to rest in the East Kangaloon cemetery, the burial service being conducted by the Rev. J. F. Schwegler. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. T. E. Bursill (Robertson) and R. B. Simpson (Moss Vale).

Original publication: Robertson Advocate (NSW), 4 July 1913, 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
elder brother
18491906
Birth: December 3, 1849 40 40Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 17, 1906Bowral Hospital, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
elder 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
himself
18531913
Birth: May 13, 1853 43 44
Death: June 29, 1913Yarrawa, Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Eliza Jane Diggins
himself
18531913
Birth: May 13, 1853 43 44
Death: June 29, 1913Yarrawa, Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
partner
18511940
Birth: 1851Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 5, 1940East Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
son
18921971
Birth: May 9, 1892 38 41Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 29, 1971Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
son
18921946
Birth: May 9, 1892 38 41Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 8, 1946Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
son
1 month
son
22 months
daughter
18891967
Birth: November 20, 1889 36 38Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Los Angeles, California, USA
-23 months
son
18871902
Birth: 1887 33 36Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 14, 1902Kelly's Creek, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
-16 months
daughter
18851964
Birth: August 27, 1885 32 34Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 8, 1964District Hospital, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
9 years
son
18941968
Birth: March 3, 1894 40 43Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 2, 1968Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Census

Lived at Daisy Bank, East Kangaloon, Camden. 3 males and 2 females were living there.

Obituary

As briefly reported in our last issue, Mr. Murdo Brooker, one of the pioneer residents of the district, passed away at his late residence, 'Yarrawa,' near Robertson, on Sunday night last.

He was apparently in his usual good health when he partook of his tea that evening, but shortly after retiring to bed he complained of feeling unwell, and his sudden illness had only been of an hour's duration when he breathed his last.

The news of his sadden demise caused quite a shock to the community. The late Mr. Brooker was highly respected by all classes throughout the district. He was a committeeman and steward of the Robertson Agricultural Society and on the committee of the Robertson Progress Association; in both these institutions he took a keen interest, and it was only in very bad weather that he was absent from the meetings.

In his younger days deceased was a good cricketer, and often did yeoman service for the club he played with (East Kangaloon). He was 60 years of age, and leaves a widow and grown up family of sons and daughters to mourn their great loss.

The funeral, which took place on Wednesday, was one of the largest seen in the district for many years, representatives from all parts of the district being present to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had always tried to do his best to advance the interests of the locality in which he lived, and whose every action was as straight as a gun barrel.

His remains were laid to rest in the East Kangaloon cemetery, the burial service being conducted by the Rev. J. F. Schwegler. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. T. E. Bursill (Robertson) and R. B. Simpson (Moss Vale).

Original publication: Robertson Advocate (NSW), 4 July 1913, p 2.

Name

Name is Murdock on birth certificate. Later used the name Murdo