Elizabeth Ray, 18431933 (aged 90 years)

Birth 1843
Note: May not be the correct Elizabeth. According to her obituary, she was born at Campbelltown and according to her death record her father's name was William and she was born in 1846. This Elizabeth's father was named William - I'm not sure if they are the same people.
MarriageJonathan BrookerView this family
December 5, 1860 (aged 17 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Brooker
July 23, 1861 (aged 18 years)
Baptism of a sonWilliam Brooker
March 23, 1862 (aged 19 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Brooker
1862 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a sonJohn Brooker
March 3, 1863 (aged 20 years)
Baptism of a sonJohn Brooker
June 14, 1863 (aged 20 years)
Death of a sonJohn Brooker
1863 (aged 20 years)
Birth of a sonJames Brooker
September 11, 1864 (aged 21 years)
Baptism of a sonJames Brooker
October 30, 1864 (aged 21 years)
Wife Desertion
Newspaper Article
March 3, 1866 (aged 23 years)
Note: WIFE DESERTION.

WIFE DESERTION.

John Brooker appeared to answer the complaint of his wife, Elizabeth Brooker, for deserting her, and neglecting to provide the means of support for herself and child. Mr. Willans appeared for Mrs. Brooker.

The Bench suggested to the principals to this family quarrel, the advisability of settling their differences without the intervention of the Court. Mr. Willans said that he had strenuously exerted himself to bring about a reconciliation, but had been obliged to abandon the idea as hopeless; and in the interests of his client was reluctantly compelled to bring the case before the Court.

Mrs. Brooker had been married for five years and had always been a faithful wife. About the 26th January last, her suspicions were excited, and from a letter addressed to her husband; which had fallen into her hands, she had good grounds for believing that the had been supplanted in the affections of her husband by the wife of another man.

Since that time her husband had deserted her and had stopped her credit at the stores. He was a butcher in good circumstances, and he trusted their Worships would see the propriety of making an order for her maintenance which would bear some proportion to the means of the husband.

She had one child, and was again on the eve of her confinement and he thought that under all circumstances of the case £3 per week was little enough. Elizabeth Brooker was then sworn and stated that she was married to the defendant on he 5th December, 1860 (marriage certificate put in.)

About four weeks ago she got a letter at the post office addressed to her husband (the Bench declined to read the letter, and it was not read to the Court.) She recognised the handwriting, and opened it. She spoke to her husband about the letter and begged him to swear to her that he would never have anything further to do with the woman who wrote it.

Her husband replied that he would do as he liked and she could do the some. He would not breakfast with her the next morning and had not lived with her since. He had also stopped her credit at the stores and said he would rather take the gallows than speak to her again. The defendant said he had nothing to say excepting that he would support, but would not live with his wife in future.

Ordered to pay 30s. per week into Court for the maintenance of his wife; the amount to be increased after her confinement.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 3 March 1866 p 2 Article

Birth of a daughterElizabeth A Brooker
1866 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a sonArthur Albert Brooker
1873 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a sonAlbert J Brooker
1875 (aged 32 years)

Birth of a daughterLouisa Brooker
1876 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Joseph Brooker
April 13, 1879 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a daughterEmma Brooker
December 7, 1882 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a sonFrederick Brooker
February 1, 1884 (aged 41 years)
Birth of a daughterEthel May Brooker
May 14, 1885 (aged 42 years)
Death of a husbandJonathan Brooker
June 2, 1888 (aged 45 years)
Note: Wagga Wagga Advertiser (New South Wales : 1875 - 1…

Wagga Wagga Advertiser (New South Wales : 1875 - 1910) Tuesday 5 June 1888 p 2 Family Notices

DEATH BROOKER. — On the 2nd instant, at his residence, Tarcutta Road, Wagga Wagga, Jonathan Brooker, aged 56 years.

Marriage of a childHenry B ThomasElizabeth A BrookerView this family
1888 (aged 45 years)
MarriageGeorge H. RayView this family
1890 (aged 47 years)
Baptism of a sonWilliam Joseph Brooker
July 20, 1891 (aged 48 years)
Baptism of a daughterEmma Brooker
July 20, 1891 (aged 48 years)
Baptism of a sonFrederick Brooker
July 20, 1891 (aged 48 years)
Baptism of a daughterEthel May Brooker
July 20, 1891 (aged 48 years)
Marriage of a childJames BrookerSarah PeacockView this family
December 31, 1896 (aged 53 years)
Marriage of a childAlbert J BrookerAlice SearleView this family
1898 (aged 55 years)
Death of a husbandGeorge H. Ray
March 14, 1899 (aged 56 years)
Burial of a husbandGeorge H. Ray
March 26, 1899 (aged 56 years)
Marriage of a childArthur Albert BrookerCharlotte TaylorView this family
January 4, 1905 (aged 62 years)
Death of a sonJames Brooker
March 24, 1911 (aged 68 years)
Note: JAMES BROOKER.

JAMES BROOKER.

We regret to record the death of James Brooker, son of Mrs. G. Ray, Fox-street, Wagga, which took place yesterday. The funeral will leave Fox street to-morrow at 3 p.m., for the Wagga cemetery, and all friends of the family are invited to attend. Messrs. McIntosh Bros, have charge of the arrangements.

Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Saturday 25 March 1911 p 4 Article

Burial of a sonJames Brooker
March 26, 1911 (aged 68 years)
Death August 20, 1933 (aged 90 years)
Obituary
Newspaper Article
August 21, 1933 (1 day after death)
Note: OBITUARY

OBITUARY

MRS. E. RAY

The death occurred at her daughter Mrs. John Gillard's residence, 33 Murray street, Wagga, yesterday afternoon, of Mrs. Elizabeth Ray, after an illness of three weeks, at the age of 87 years.

The deceased was born at Campbelltown, and had been a resident of Wagga practically all her life. She was twice married, her first husband having been the late Mr. John Brooker.

Her second husband, the late Mr. George Ray, was accidentally killed at Wagga about 30 years ago. Three daughters survive, Mrs. John Gillard, Wagga, Mrs H. Thomas of Temora, and Miss Emma Brooker of Sydney; and four sons, Messrs. Walter Brooker of Sydney, William and Arthur Brooker of Wagga, and Albert Brooker of Western Australia.

The funeral will move from Mrs. Gillard's residence at 11 o'clock this morning for the Church of England cemetery, Wagga.

Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Saturday 19 August 1933 p 4 Article

Funeral, MRS. ELIZABETH RAY

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Ray of Wagga, who died on Friday after a short illness at the age of 87 years, took place on Saturday morning. The cortege, consisting of relatives and friends from Wagga, Hay, and Sydney moved from the residence of Mrs J. Gillard, 35 Murray street, Wagga.

Interment took place in the Church of England cemetery, Wagga, where the Rev. W. Boake, of Wagga, officiated. The coffin, which was laden with floral tributes, was carried to the grave by Messrs Arthur Brooker, sen. (son), S. Gillard, J. Brooker, A. Brooker (grandsons), Alfred Dean, and Peter Gillard.

The pall bearers were Messrs Walter Brooker (son), Jack Gillard and Arthur Gillard (grandsons), Edward Oakman, T.Chambers and W. Sonneman. The chief mourners at the, graveside were Messrs J. Gillard (daughter), Messrs Walter, Arthur, and William Brooker (sons), J Gillard, (son-in law), Jack, Stan, and Arthur Gillard and Arthur and Jack Brooker (grandsons), and Mesdames T. Burdack, Burt T. Bannentyne, F. Clare, A. Dean, and Messrs A. Dean, Alf Matthews, F. Lugka, and W. Hill.

The funeral arrangements. were carried out by Mr J.C. McDonaId, Wagga.

Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Monday 21 August 1933 p 2 Article

Burial August 21, 1933 (1 day after death)
Family with Jonathan Brooker
husband
18321888
Birth: July 19, 1832 35 29Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1888Tarcutta Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18431933
Birth: 1843Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 20, 193333 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: December 5, 1860Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
8 months
son
18611862
Birth: July 23, 1861 29 18Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1862Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
son
18631863
Birth: March 3, 1863 30 20Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1863Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
son
18641911
Birth: September 11, 1864 32 21Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 24, 1911Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
1866
Birth: 1866 33 23Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
son
son
18731945
Birth: 1873 40 30Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 19, 1945Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
1876
Birth: 1876 43 33Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
1879
Birth: April 13, 1879 46 36Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
1882
Birth: December 7, 1882 50 39Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
14 months
son
1884
Birth: February 1, 1884 51 41Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter
18851961
Birth: May 14, 1885 52 42Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 3, 1961Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Family with George H. Ray
husband
1899
Death: March 14, 1899Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18431933
Birth: 1843Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 20, 193333 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1890Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Birth

May not be the correct Elizabeth. According to her obituary, she was born at Campbelltown and according to her death record her father's name was William and she was born in 1846. This Elizabeth's father was named William - I'm not sure if they are the same people.

Wife Desertion

WIFE DESERTION.

John Brooker appeared to answer the complaint of his wife, Elizabeth Brooker, for deserting her, and neglecting to provide the means of support for herself and child. Mr. Willans appeared for Mrs. Brooker.

The Bench suggested to the principals to this family quarrel, the advisability of settling their differences without the intervention of the Court. Mr. Willans said that he had strenuously exerted himself to bring about a reconciliation, but had been obliged to abandon the idea as hopeless; and in the interests of his client was reluctantly compelled to bring the case before the Court.

Mrs. Brooker had been married for five years and had always been a faithful wife. About the 26th January last, her suspicions were excited, and from a letter addressed to her husband; which had fallen into her hands, she had good grounds for believing that the had been supplanted in the affections of her husband by the wife of another man.

Since that time her husband had deserted her and had stopped her credit at the stores. He was a butcher in good circumstances, and he trusted their Worships would see the propriety of making an order for her maintenance which would bear some proportion to the means of the husband.

She had one child, and was again on the eve of her confinement and he thought that under all circumstances of the case £3 per week was little enough. Elizabeth Brooker was then sworn and stated that she was married to the defendant on he 5th December, 1860 (marriage certificate put in.)

About four weeks ago she got a letter at the post office addressed to her husband (the Bench declined to read the letter, and it was not read to the Court.) She recognised the handwriting, and opened it. She spoke to her husband about the letter and begged him to swear to her that he would never have anything further to do with the woman who wrote it.

Her husband replied that he would do as he liked and she could do the some. He would not breakfast with her the next morning and had not lived with her since. He had also stopped her credit at the stores and said he would rather take the gallows than speak to her again. The defendant said he had nothing to say excepting that he would support, but would not live with his wife in future.

Ordered to pay 30s. per week into Court for the maintenance of his wife; the amount to be increased after her confinement.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 3 March 1866 p 2 Article

Obituary

OBITUARY

MRS. E. RAY

The death occurred at her daughter Mrs. John Gillard's residence, 33 Murray street, Wagga, yesterday afternoon, of Mrs. Elizabeth Ray, after an illness of three weeks, at the age of 87 years.

The deceased was born at Campbelltown, and had been a resident of Wagga practically all her life. She was twice married, her first husband having been the late Mr. John Brooker.

Her second husband, the late Mr. George Ray, was accidentally killed at Wagga about 30 years ago. Three daughters survive, Mrs. John Gillard, Wagga, Mrs H. Thomas of Temora, and Miss Emma Brooker of Sydney; and four sons, Messrs. Walter Brooker of Sydney, William and Arthur Brooker of Wagga, and Albert Brooker of Western Australia.

The funeral will move from Mrs. Gillard's residence at 11 o'clock this morning for the Church of England cemetery, Wagga.

Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Saturday 19 August 1933 p 4 Article

Funeral, MRS. ELIZABETH RAY

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Ray of Wagga, who died on Friday after a short illness at the age of 87 years, took place on Saturday morning. The cortege, consisting of relatives and friends from Wagga, Hay, and Sydney moved from the residence of Mrs J. Gillard, 35 Murray street, Wagga.

Interment took place in the Church of England cemetery, Wagga, where the Rev. W. Boake, of Wagga, officiated. The coffin, which was laden with floral tributes, was carried to the grave by Messrs Arthur Brooker, sen. (son), S. Gillard, J. Brooker, A. Brooker (grandsons), Alfred Dean, and Peter Gillard.

The pall bearers were Messrs Walter Brooker (son), Jack Gillard and Arthur Gillard (grandsons), Edward Oakman, T.Chambers and W. Sonneman. The chief mourners at the, graveside were Messrs J. Gillard (daughter), Messrs Walter, Arthur, and William Brooker (sons), J Gillard, (son-in law), Jack, Stan, and Arthur Gillard and Arthur and Jack Brooker (grandsons), and Mesdames T. Burdack, Burt T. Bannentyne, F. Clare, A. Dean, and Messrs A. Dean, Alf Matthews, F. Lugka, and W. Hill.

The funeral arrangements. were carried out by Mr J.C. McDonaId, Wagga.

Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Monday 21 August 1933 p 2 Article