Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of William Chalker

Notes - Page 4

29. Frederick Chalker

Living at 61 Wilson St Newtown at the time of daughter Agnes' wedding

212. Angus Edward Chalker

MR. ANGUS CHALKER: Mr.Angus Chalker, of Myrtleville, Taralga, died at the Goulbuin District Hospital yesterday; following a lengthy illness, death being due to heart failure. He was 41 years of age. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chalker, of Myrtleville, and carried on the occupation of a dairy man for many years. Besides his parents, he is survived by: one brother Victor, of Myrtleville, and two sisters,. Mrs. Bell (Goulburn) and Mrs. R. Verrender: (Myrtleville). The. remains were taken to Taralga last nigh and, following a short service conducted by the Rev. H. A. Champion, the funeral took place this afternnon at Stonequarry. The late Mr. Chalker was prominently associated with the Oddfellows' Lodge, which was officially represented at the funeral.
Source: Goulburn Evening Penny Post  1937

34. Thomas Michael Chalker

A case of interest to graziers and men on the land was heard at the Taralga Police Court last week - when Thomas Michael Chalker, of Wombeyan Caves, and P.. M. Chalker, his son, where charged with maiming a ram of the value of 5p5s, the property of John Fleming, of Wombeyan Caves. The ram was seven years of age — dependants asserted it had no value beyond its skin — and had been a frequent , trespasser. The defendants both gave evidence, that they believed they were justified in using, the knife on the animal, stated ( that the ram was only worth the value of its skin, and that the ram had mated with their merino sheep and done great harm. The P.M. said he believed the defendants had acted under a reasonable and bona fide belief that they lind the right to do the -act alleged, consequently under the section charged there was no criminal intent, and he dismissed both cases.

Source: The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser 11 Mar 1938

Mr Thomas Michael Chalk- er, of Wombeyan Caves, passed away in St. John 's Hospital, Goulburn on Mon- day morning, 8th inst., aged 80 years. He was caretaker of the Caves for many years till his retirement in 1925. In his younger days he assisted his brothers in exploring and opening up the caves. It was virtually a store-house of knowledge for sightseers, and was well and widely known over a great part of the State by scientists and visitors to the caves. His wife pre-deased him by nine years. One son (Pat) survives and one son (Bob) is deceased.
Source: The Picton Post 18 Oct 1945

Margaret Ann Kelly

Our Talloweena Correspondent writes: — Sir, — A gloom came over the district when word came through of the death of Mrs. T. M. Chalker in a Goulburn hospital. Mrs. Chalker was born at Taralga 72 years ago and was the third eldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kelly. She married the most popular and genial T. M. Chalker in 1890 and for 37 years was his helpmate as caretaker of Wombeyan Caves House. After his retirement they lived privately and were frequently visited by former guests as many of the latter declared they found more pleasure in listening to the popular Mick than in seeing the Caves. Two sons (Patrick and Robert, of Wombeyan) and a loving husband remain to mourn her loss. Two brothers (Patrick and James) also survive her. Through a simple fall a month ago, Mrs. Chalker injured her back and kidney trouble intervened causing her death at 10 a.m. on Friday. The funeral at Stonequarry Ceme tery was the largest seen in Taralga for some years. The burial service was read by Fr. O'Sullivan. The whole district is moved with sympathy for the bereaved family.
Source: The Southern Mail 19 Nov 1937

215. Robert Hilary Chalker

OBITUARY MR. ROBERT CHALKER Mr. Robert Chalker, of Wombeyan Caves, second son of Mr. T. M. Chalker, and the late Mrs. Chalker, died at his residence on February 10. Mr. Chalker, who was 41 years of age, had been an invalid for several years, and his death came as a release from long and continued suffering. He was a married man, and is survived by a widow and five children. As a young man he assisted his father at the Caves, and was a capable musician. The funeral took place on Saturday, the remains being interred in the Catholic Cemetery at Stonequarry. The Rev. Father O'Sullivan officiated at the graveside. At a meeting of the Taralga Amateur Athletic Association, held on Saturday, a vote expressing sympathy with the bereaved family was carried.
Source: Goulburn Evening Penny Post 16 Feb 1939

37. Elizabeth Charker

Marriage registered as Eliza Chalker.

40. Edward James Chalker

Married as Charker

238. Mary A E Chalker

Birth reg as Charker

41. John Chalker

On May 27, Mr. John Chalker died at his residence in Englehart-street. Albury, aged 68 years. He spent a colorful life, and was well known in the Narandera and Albury districts. Mr. Chalker was born at Mittagong, and his early livelihood was gained by mustering cattle in the Snowy Mountains, and many a night he had to sleep on his saddle in the freezing cold. He was married when 21 years, of age, and often remarked that on his wedding day his assets were £9 and liabilities £11. In 1896 he selected land at Mount Crystal, Narandera, where he made a success of grazing. About 1910, with his family, he travelled south, and although indicating that he would retire, he purchased the attractive property, 'Hillview,' on the Howlong road, a few miles from Albury, where he engaged in breeding trotting horses. Many Albury people remember how Mr. Chalker used to drive into Albury by sulky with a prancing pacer in the harness. He bred many well known winners, whose names are legend in the circles of trotting. Excellent performers he bred were Birdie Dustwood, Abdulla Bells, Rishus Direct and Norue Chimes. Mr. Chalker's father was 'Ned' Chalker, heavyweight bare-knuckle champion fighter of Australia for 15 years, who lost the title when he was 42 years of age. He was married twice. By his first mar riage there were six children — Messrs. Dan Chalker (Wagga), Harry Chalker (Queensland), and Mesdames R. Mid- dleton (Ardlethan), A. Whillans (Mt. Crystal. Narandera), Pinnell (Sydney), and Donelly (near Mildura). The children of his second marriage are Messrs. John Chalker (police station, Boree Creek) , Bob Chalker (Albury), and Mrs. Day. (Howlong). He is also survived by his widow.
Source: Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga) 11 Jun 1938

An Appreciation
What memories of the good old days the severing of this link revives! A big hearted man — one of the old type who would fearlessly uphold the right, and summarily punish the wrong. In drought or flood the late John Chalker could ajways see some brigjjt side, incidentally constructing a joke out of his own dilemma, or good naturcdly giving his neighbour n helping hand without thought of reward. The writer of this has very happy recollections of a long associa tion with John Chalker, who always gave one the benefit of the doubtf and was one of the fairest men he ever dealt with; and now a long farewell.
Source: Narrandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser 7 Ju 1938

Elizabeth Jane Doherty

First marriage unknown Doherty

44. William R Charker

Death of Mr. William Charker.
One of the oldest and most familiar figures has been removed from Bowral by the death of Mr. William Charker, which occurred in the Berrima District Hospital on Tuesday night last. The deceased under went a serious operation in the hospital three weeks ago, and from this he progressed favourably until a week ago, when he was attacked by pleurisy, from which he had more or less suffered for the past eighteen months, and to this he succumbed. He had reached the ripe age of 82 years. The late Mr. Charker was born at Cobbity, in tbe Camden district. He came to Bowral in the year 1863, consequently he had been a resident of the town for nearly half a century. He was one of its earliest settlers and watched the place grow almost from its infancy to its present populous state. For a number of years he conducted a butchering establishment, but subsequently he became proprietor of the Imperial Hotel, of which he was the popular host up to the time of his death. The deceased took an active interest in the incorporation of Bowral and was one of the first alderman of the municipality. Throughout his lengthy residence in the town his actions were as straight as a gun barrel, and no man has gone to his last resting place more honoured or respected. The deceased was twice married, and leaves a family of four children by his first wife and seven by his second wife, who also survives him. The children by his first wife are Mrs. A. G. Morley (Corowa), Mrs. Bradley (Moss Vale), Mr. A. J. Charker (Sydney), and Mr. W. Charker, while the children by his second wife are Mr. A. E. Charker (Federal, Richmond River), Mr. G. E. Charker (Sydney), Mr. W. R. Charker, Murwillumbah, Tweed River). Mrs. R. H. Robertson (Mullumbinby). Mrs. A. E. Lees (Bowral), Miss Alice Charker (Bowral), and James Charker (Bowral). The funeral took place yesterday after noon, the interment being in the Church of England portion of the Bowral general cemetery. The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. T. H. Distin Morgan and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J Beavan.

Ann Cupitt

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Ellen Freeman

As briefly mentioned in our last issue, the death took place on Saturday, at her residence, Edithville, Watkin-street, Rockdale, of Mrs. Ellen Charker, relict of the late Mr. William Charker, the news coming as a great shock to her numerous friends in this district, scarcely any ol whom had heard of her serious llness. The deceased, who was in her 69th year, was born in 1849 at Bundanoon, being a daughter of the late Mr. Freeman, of that township. She was married at St. James' Church, Sydney, in 1869, and trom that time up to early last year had resided at tbe Imperial Hotel, Bowral, conducting the business of the hotel, after her husband's death, with such conspicuous ability that she eventually felt herself justified in relinquishing the worries of business and settling down quietly to enjoy a well-deserved rest after many years' hard work. The latter, unfortunately, had left her in a less robust state ot health than her friends imagined, and when, after a few months' pleasure trip, she took up her residence at Rockdale, it was not long before serious symptoms developed. Despite tbe best medical skill, and the loving attention of her daughters, she gradually became weaker, and passed peacefully away on Saturday in the presence of all the members of her family, being perfectly conscious right to the last. The late Mrs. Charker was a woman of estimable disposition, and was held in the greatest respect by friends in all parts of the district, whose sympathy is extended to those bereaved. She leaves a family of four sons and three daughters, besides 15 grand-children, to mourn their loss. The sons are Albert (Newcastle), George (Sydney), Walter (Tweed River), and James (Newcastle), and the daughters Mrs. R. Robertson (Strathfield), Mrs. A. E. Lees. (Bowral), and Miss A. Charker (Rockdale). The remains were brought to Bowral for interment, and were laid at rest on Monday afternoon in the Church ot England portion of the Bowral General Cemetery, beside her late husband. The service was conducted by the Bev. T. H. Distin Morgan, and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Wood, Coffill and Co., Sydney, in conjunction with Mr. J. Beavan, Bowral.
Source: Robertson Advocate 17 Aug 1917

Ralph Curry

??railway eng born Durham b1818
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1849 from Skipsey Yorkshire