Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of William Chalker

Notes - Page 13

264. Albert Edward Charker

Mr. Albert Edward Charker, who died at Waratah recently, at the age of 71 years, will be remembered by many of the older residents of Bowral. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Charker and was educated at Bowral Public School. His father opened the first butcher's shop in Bowral in a bark hut on the present site of Churchill's grocery store. The Sheep were kept in paddocks on the opposite side of the road prior to slaughter ing. Mr. William Charker was also licensee of the Imperial Hotel for many years and his son assisted him in both businesses. Mr. Charker is survived by three sons, none of whom are resident in this district.
Source: The Southern Mail 30 Sep 1941

266. Walter Robert Charker

The death of Mr. Walter Robert Charker, of Lisarow and Scone, in Gosford Hospital on 22nd November, removes a member of one of the pioneer ing families of the Mittagong district. He was a son of the late William Charker, who was actively associated with the early history of Mittagong and was at one time licensee of the Imperial Hotel, Bowral. He was also a nephew of Henry Charker of Cobbitty. The late Mr. Charker, who was 75 years of age, was an orchardist and grazier. He had been ill for some time prior to his death. Married 51 years ago, he is survived by his widow, two sons and one daughter. He was well known in the Berrima district.
Source: The Southern Mail 9 Dec 1949

269. Florence Sarah Charker

Distressing Accident.
AT about ten o'clock on Sunday morning at very painful and distressing accident befell to Miss Florence Savah Charker, daughter of Mr. W. Charker, of the Imperial Hotel. It seems that she, in company with her younger sister, was in the coach-house looking for eggs, when, she picked up two detonators - or the caps that are used for dynamite blasting. She was ignorant of tne nature of the article, and thinking it was the top of a pen took a hairpin from her hair to pick out, as she thought, the dirt from the pen. But this simple tiling cost her dearly, for as soon as the detonator was touched it exploded. The report sounded like that of a gun, and was heard in many parts of the town. The hand in which the detonator was held was greatly shattered, the thumb was blown off, and a couple of fingers were missing, rendering the amputation of the hand necessary. Mr. George Chalker went to his sister's help, and she was immediately taken into the hotel, bravely suffering the pain. Dr. Atool was sent for, and on arrival found that the left hand would have to he amputated, whereupon Dr. Stevenson of Moss Vale was summoned. The operation was performed under chloroform about dinner hour, and the hand was taken off above the wrist. One of the fingers of the right hand was slightly injured, and the girl was also struck in the eye. Florence, who is 13 years of age, must be of rather strong constitution,, as she did not faint when she saw the result of the accident and the blood flowing. The occurrence is more distressing, as Miss Charker intended next year to study for teacher at the school. It is not known how the detonators came to be in the coachouse. The young girl on Sunday passed a restless night, and suffered much pain. Being a general favorite in town, she has the sympathy of everybody.
Source: Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer 6 Mar 1895