Walter Lyall Brooker, 18941968 (aged 74 years)

Name
Walter Lyall /Brooker/
Given names
Walter Lyall
Surname
Brooker
Source: 'Mary Wade to Us' P 165
Birth March 3, 1894 40 43
Death of a paternal grandmotherJanet MacKenzie
May 4, 1901 (aged 7 years)
Cause: Heart Disease
Burial of a paternal grandmotherJanet MacKenzie
May 6, 1901 (aged 7 years)
Death of a brotherJohn James Brooker
March 14, 1902 (aged 8 years) Age: 14
Cause: Accident - struck by lightning
Note: Inquest, Bowral Free Press (New South Wales : 1901 - 1906) Wednesday 19 March 1902 p 3 Article.

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 8 years)
Death of a fatherMurdock Brooker
June 29, 1913 (aged 19 years)
Burial of a fatherMurdock Brooker
July 2, 1913 (aged 19 years)
Residence between 1930 and 1968 (0 after death)
Note: 1930 - 1943: Robertson

1930 - 1943: Robertson 1949 - 1968: 34 Bourke Street, Yass

Worked as a farmer and then a cordial manufacturer

Birth of a sonDonald Henry Brooker
about 1930 (aged 35 years)

Birth of a sonNeil Brooker
June 8, 1932 (aged 38 years)

Death of a motherEliza Jane Diggins
May 5, 1940 (aged 46 years) Age: 89
Burial of a motherEliza Jane Diggins
May 7, 1940 (aged 46 years)
Death of a brotherArchie Joseph Brooker
November 8, 1946 (aged 52 years)
Burial of a brotherArchie Joseph Brooker
November 1946 (aged 52 years)
Death of a brotherHerbert Brooker
March 5, 1963 (aged 69 years)

Death of a sisterSarah Louisa Brooker
July 8, 1964 (aged 70 years)
Burial of a sisterSarah Louisa Brooker
July 1964 (aged 70 years)
Death of a sisterJanet Isabel Brooker
May 4, 1967 (aged 73 years)
Burial of a sisterJanet Isabel Brooker
May 1967 (aged 73 years)
Death August 2, 1968 (aged 74 years)
Note: Note: death date listed as 2 Aug 1974 on the Find a Grave Website
Burial August 1968 (0 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
elder brother
18921971
Birth: May 9, 1892 38 41Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 29, 1971Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
elder 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
elder sister
18891967
Birth: November 20, 1889 36 38Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Los Angeles, California, USA
-22 months
elder brother
18871902
Birth: 1887 33 36Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 14, 1902Kelly's Creek, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
-15 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
himself
18941968
Birth: March 3, 1894 40 43Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 2, 1968Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elsie Amy Florence Bisby
himself
18941968
Birth: March 3, 1894 40 43Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 2, 1968Yass, New South Wales, Australia
wife
19081991
Birth: July 15, 1908St Peters, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 8, 1991St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private
son
19302005
Birth: about 1930 35 21
Death: April 18, 2005Yass, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
19322015
Birth: June 8, 1932 38 23
Death: November 22, 2015Yass District Hospital, Yass, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private
son
Private
son
Private
Name@'Mary Wade to Us' P 165@
Residence

1930 - 1943: Robertson 1949 - 1968: 34 Bourke Street, Yass

Worked as a farmer and then a cordial manufacturer

Death

Note: death date listed as 2 Aug 1974 on the Find a Grave Website