Eliza Jane Diggins, 18511940 (aged 89 years)

Name
Eliza Jane /Diggins/
Given names
Eliza Jane
Surname
Diggins
Birth 1851
Birth of a daughterSarah Louisa Brooker
August 27, 1885 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a sonJohn James Brooker
1887 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a sonFredrick Donald Brooker
about February 1888 (aged 37 years)

Birth of a sonHerbert Brooker
February 1888 (aged 37 years)

Birth of a daughterJanet Isabel Brooker
November 20, 1889 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a sonAlbert Ernest Brooker
May 9, 1892 (aged 41 years)
Birth of a sonArchie Joseph Brooker
May 9, 1892 (aged 41 years)
Birth of a sonWalter Lyall Brooker
March 3, 1894 (aged 43 years)
Marriage of a childFrancis Wesley MorrowSarah Louisa BrookerView this family
April 19, 1911 (aged 60 years)
Death of a husbandMurdock Brooker
June 29, 1913 (aged 62 years)
Burial of a husbandMurdock Brooker
July 2, 1913 (aged 62 years)
Death May 5, 1940 (aged 89 years) Age: 89
Burial May 7, 1940 (2 days after death)
Obituary
Obituary
May 10, 1940 (5 days after death)
Note: Mrs. Eliza Jane Brooker, who died at the residence…

Mrs. Eliza Jane Brooker, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wes. Morrow, at East Kangaloon, on Sunday, at the age of 89 years, was a pioneer of the district.

She was born at Wollongong and when only a child came with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. F. L Diggins, to East Kangaloon, where they were amongst the first settlers. The area was one of dense bush and the family established themselves there only after a considerable amount of hard work.

Mrs. Brooker was an ardent worker for the Church of England and was organist at the services at East Kangaloon for some years. She was of a kindly and generous nature and was everready to help others. She married Mr. Murdo Brooker, who carried on farming and dairying. He predeceased her some twenty-seven years ago.

Mrs. Brooker is survived by four sons, Herb and Walter (both of Robertson), Archie (Exeter), and Albert (East Kangaloon), and two daughters, Mrs. Wes. Morrow (East Kangalon), and Mrs. Stein (U.S.A.).

Two children predeceased her, one being killed by lightning when a young man. There are eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Original publication: Southern Mail (Bowral, NSW), 10 May 1940, p 3.

Family with Murdock Brooker
partner
18531913
Birth: May 13, 1853 43 44
Death: June 29, 1913Yarrawa, Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
herself
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
Obituary

Mrs. Eliza Jane Brooker, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wes. Morrow, at East Kangaloon, on Sunday, at the age of 89 years, was a pioneer of the district.

She was born at Wollongong and when only a child came with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. F. L Diggins, to East Kangaloon, where they were amongst the first settlers. The area was one of dense bush and the family established themselves there only after a considerable amount of hard work.

Mrs. Brooker was an ardent worker for the Church of England and was organist at the services at East Kangaloon for some years. She was of a kindly and generous nature and was everready to help others. She married Mr. Murdo Brooker, who carried on farming and dairying. He predeceased her some twenty-seven years ago.

Mrs. Brooker is survived by four sons, Herb and Walter (both of Robertson), Archie (Exeter), and Albert (East Kangaloon), and two daughters, Mrs. Wes. Morrow (East Kangalon), and Mrs. Stein (U.S.A.).

Two children predeceased her, one being killed by lightning when a young man. There are eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Original publication: Southern Mail (Bowral, NSW), 10 May 1940, p 3.