my father john william cooke born a son of john thomas cooke mary jane hughes newcastle nsw around 1878 info says he was widowed 16/semp/1912 with three children he married my mother at euroa 19/2/1941 he died 1956 at euroa what became of his three children did he have any brothers keith cooke
Do you have a copy of your parents' marriage certificate? Is the information you have given above (parents' names, age and place of birth) from that marriage certificate?
Who were the witnesses and what occupation did John William give for his father?
I notice that his death registration names his father as 'Richard Thomas' - do you know who the informant was at the time of his death?
hi debra john cooke was burried as a pauper at euroa cemetery i did not know of his death for some time i was living away from family
hi debra copy of marriage certificate #3994 year 1941 euroa presberterian church states john william cooke widowed [16 semp 1912 three children living ] birth place surry hills farther john thomas cooke [farmer ] mother mary jane hughes married violet may mcleod [widowed 11 april 1937 ] with six children living ] birth place euroa [mother marion elizabeth wakenshaw father george cowell deceased at date of marriage both were living at sutherland street euroa witness was clara s worland [a sister of violet may john cooke was known as jack cooke the drover john cooke age on day was 63 violet was 35
I have found a record for probate for your father, I dont know if you have this information? I have sent you a friend request, please accept so I can send you a private message with this info. Thanks
hello lou the only john cooke i can find relates to a john cooke from norlane died 1954 ps sorry for slow comunication as typing and computers are new to me
HI, I'm Keiths Neice. Chasing the information also would be great to be able to get assess to a copy of the Probate.
Would like to know how to gather information on his first marriage too. Regards Cheryl
I don't know if Keith has progressed with his search, but I was unable to identify a first wife or the three children.
Victorian probate indexes are here http://prov.vic.gov.au/research/wills-and-probate
BDM Indexes Victoria https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/index-search?action=getHistId...
BDM Indexes NSW http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/bdm_fh.html
I have found detail of another wife .. Margaret Ann Curtis.. But nothing on the 3 Children.
John married her in 1913, so there may of even been another wife.
There are records of Derision in 1922 at Woollahra. Nsw
Kim, Where did you get this information from.?
Do you have any details or know where I find them for John William?
"Richard COOKE born 1896 ref 15033 Redfern...died 1909 Chatswood"
Kim, this is a death in 1896, not a birth, and it was a death for an adult man. There is no death in 1909 for a Richard COOK(E) at Chatswood.
"John COOKE born 1909 ref 12963 Chatswood...died 1909 Chatswood"
This is also a death reference, not a birth, and he was also an adult man.
The dates of events in the online indexes can be narrowed down to an exact date of death and you can then cross check to see if there is a death or funeral notice.
thanks Debra. I will delete my post.
Cheryl, do you have the 1912 marriage certificate for John William COOKE and Margaret May CURTIS? Is there anything on it which matches your JW's details? Parents/place of birth?
The two NSW Police Gazette references which appear to be the same couple in 1921 and 1922 suggest that this John had been working as a Cook at the Waldorf in Cremorne and he was lodging there. There is no mention of any children and he was only wanted for wife desertion.
There is a divorce registered for this couple in 1919 and it is quite possible that he divorced her without her knowledge if she was not able to be found.
From your John Williams's second marriage certificate:
"Widowed [16 Sep 1912], three children living"
The only female COOK(E) death in NSW in September 1912 was a three year old child, Margaret Alma COOK at Bellingen, so if the date he gave was correct and he was telling the truth about being a widower then you need to be looking in the other States.