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COCKER marriages New Zealand 1869 - 1930

Journal by ngairedith

the known COCKER marriages in New Zealand 1869 - 1930
- anything in italics is my additions


the COCKER GROOMS

Albert Edward Cocker (1886-1975)
- married Grace Ellen CHRISTOPHERSEN (1889-1946) in 1911
GRACE died 16 June 1946 agd 57 & buried in Feilding see photo
ALBERT died 13 June 1975 aged 89 in Wellington and is buried in Makara

Alfred Cocker
- married Jane Ann 'Annie' GARDEN (1898-) in 1914
13 Nov 1914 - WEDDING AT NORMANBY
... Our own correspondent states that a wedding took place at the residence of the bride's parents, Normanby, on Thursday, when Alfred Cocker, son of Mr J. Cocker, was married to Annie, second daughter of Mr R. Garden (Robert & Mina Garden). The bride, who was given away by her father, was dressed in a handsome crepe de chine gown trimmed with lace and chiffon, and wore the usual wreath and veil. She was attended by her sister, Miss M. (Mina Barbara) Garden, as bridesmaid, and by her little twin sisters (Mary Ann & Agnes Grant Garden) as flower girls, and prettily dressed in white muslin, and carrying handsome bouquets. Mr J. Unsworth was best man. The ceremony was performed by the Rev J. R. Shore. After partaking of breakfast the newly married pair left by the mail train en route for Wellington, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents were numerous and valuable, the bride receiving a handsome gold brooch, and the bridesmaid a gold bangle, from the groom. In the evening, Mr and Mrs Garden entertained a large gathering of friends, and a most enjoyable time was spent, the party breaking up with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" at about 1 a.m.
also see notes below

Alfred Ernest Cocker
- married Eliza Caroline BARKER in 1914

Allan Edwin Cocker (1879-1944)
- married Dora Maud FORTUNE (1883-1963) in 1908
- their known children:
1910 - Melva Rebecca Jane Cocker
1912 - Kingsley Fortune John Cocker

Alwin Cocker (1878-1946)
- married Ada DEAR (1885-1920) in 1914
ADA died 6 March 1920 aged 35
ALWIN died 26 February 1946 aged 68
- they are buried Plots 10 & 11, Row 11 at Rongotea

Clarence Frederick Cocker (1901-1968)
- married Muriel Maud Amelia HATCHARD (1902-1979) in 1929
- Clarence died 19 Nov 1968 in Wellington, cremated at Karori

Eric Ernest Cocker (1911-1970)
- married Rachel MORRIS (1907-1957) in 1930
RACHEL died 21 January 1957 in Wellington aged 50
ERIC died 24 September 1970 in Wellington aged 59
- they were cremated at Karori

Frank Cocker (1900-1982)
- married Elsie Bell WILLIAMS (1900-1989) in 1922

James Cocker (1863-1935)
- married Sarah Ann HOLLIS (1860-1944) in 1892
- their known children:
1896 - William Hollis cocker
1897 - Ellen Victoria Cocker
1898 - Lily Mabel Zealandia Cocker

Joseph Cocker
- married Elizabeth Frances MELLOWS 18 Feb 1869 in First Church Dunedin
- Joseph was 31 & Elizabeth was 22

Joseph William Bartholomew Frost Cocker
in 1893 in Sheffield, England there was a Joseph William Bartholomew Frost Cocker who was a Grocer and Beer Retailer at 40 Wood St., father? grandfather?

- married Jessie Millicent MARHALL (1893-1979) in 1914

Raymond Arthur Cocker (1899-1976)
- married Ethel FRETHEY (1900-1981) in 1925

Robert Cocker (1886-1962)
- married Bertha ECKERSLEY (1888-1969) in 1916

Thomas Cocker (1873-1938)
- married Grace DEAR (1878-1958) in 1908
- their known children:
1909 - Thomas Clifford Cocker
1911 - Agnes Grace Cocker

William Arthur Cocker (1876-1946)
- married Amy Isabel DAVIES in 1912

William Robert Cocker (1849-1921)
- he married Celia Catherine HARDING (1849-1906) in 1874
- he next married Blanche McMURRAY (nee LINDSEY 1872-1912) in 1907
- Blanche was first married to Frederick McMurray (1871-1900) in 1897
- he next married Charlotte SLEVIN (1845-1918) in 1913


the COCKER BRIDES

Alice Cocker (1882-1955)
- married Emmanuel MARBECK (1877-1961) in 1906
- their known children:
1908 - Harold Marbeck
1911 - Arthur Marbeck
4 August 1905 - AUCKLAND POLICE COURT
... Wheeling a milk dandy on the footpath of Ponsonby-road resulted in Emmanuel Marbeck being fined 10/ with costs

Alice Cocker (1877-1938)
- married Alfred Edward FULLJAMES (1875-1952) in 1908
- their known children:
1909 - Claude Vincent Fulljames
1911 - Eric Leigh Fulljames

Alice Cocker (1895-1986)
- married William Hector SCARROW (1892-1975) in 1926
- 2nd of 8 children of Christopher Davey SCARROW (of Hutt Valley) & Margaret Isabella McLEAN

Amelia Cocker
- married William ROBERTS in 1885
- their known children:
1886 - Violet Marian Roberts
1887 - Daisy Maria Roberts
1887 - Joy Amelia Roberts
1889 - Norman Frank Roberts
1891 - Myrtl Elizabeth Roberts
1905 - William Eaton Roberts
1907 - Isabel Annie Roberts
1911 - Hazel Roberts

Edith Cocker
- married Samuel Sargeant GRAHAM (1838-1895) in 1892
- Samuel had first married Agnes Coleman McRAE (1856-1891) in 1876
On July 6 1876 at St Matthew's Church, Auckland, by Rev R. S. Hassard Samuel Sargeant Graham, of Tamahere, Waikato, to Agnes Coleman McRae, of Brighton, Parnell, Auckland
- Samuel & Agens had a son:
1877 - Harold Arthur Graham
- In 1882 Samuel was one of those who layed the foundation stone for the Tamahere Church
- the known children of Samuel & Edith:
1892 - Ernest Wilfred Graham
1894 - Eric Arnold Graham
21 Feb 1895 - OBITUARY of Samuel Sargeant Graham
... On Saturday last, February 16th (aged 56), there passed away to the 'great majority' one of the oldest, if not the oldest, resident of the Waikato in the person of Mr Samuel Sargeant Graham, of "Woodstock" farm near Buckland. He was the second son of Mr G. Graham, of Brighton, England, and brother to Messrs G. S. and J. B. Graham so well known in Insurance circles in Auckland. He left a family of two sons and one daughter to mourn his loss. his desease was of a lingering and painful nature, and for some time he suffered extreme agony. He lived in the Waikato 50 years, and had seen its rise and progress. He passed through the Maori War, and served in the Otahuhu Cavalry Corps. He was in reality the pioneer settler of the Waikato, being the first white settler there. He was greatly respected by all who came in contact with him. At his funeral one hundred and sixty followed on horseback or in traps to pay the last trbute to his memory

Eileen Frances 'Fanny' Cocker (1907-1980)
- married Frederick Alexander HOBBS in 1927

Elizabeth Cocker
- married John Thomas BENTLEY (1883-1948) in 1916

Elizabeth Helen Cocker (1895-1970)
- married George ROBINSON in 1926

Emma Cocker (1872-1940)
- married Ferdinand BISCHOFF (1859-1946?) in 1893
- their known children:
1894 - Clara Bischoff
1898 - Eleanor Una Bischoff
also see notes below

Ethel Maria Sarah Cocker (1877-1938)
- married Matthew Henry SLATER (1871-1956) in 1897
- their known children:
1899 - Eva Ethel Ceia Isabel Slater
1900 - Granville Ivan Henry Slater
1905 - Celia Inez Hilda Slater
1909 - Bertram Douglas Venning

Fanny Jane Cocker (1899-1962)
- married John Edward THORBY (1898-1979) in 1930

Hilda Ada Amelia Cocker (1891-1976)
- married Frank Everard REEVE (1894-1975) in 1918

Joyce Emily Cocker (1903-175)
- married James Winfred KNOX (1897-1978) in 1922

Mabel Lavinia Harding Cocker (1880-1945)
- married Leonard Reginald GRAY (1880-1959) in 1906
- their known children:
1907 - Ivor Everard Gray
1909 - AlanTravers Gray

Margaret Isabel Cocker (1906-1982)
- married Alfred George KNUCKEY (1904-1982) in 1926

Mary Cocker
- married William SHAW in 1875

Myrtle Maria Cocker
- married Leslie BILLING in 1929


NOTES
4 April 1917
- OBITUARY of John Cocker at NORMANBY
... Another old settler in the person of Mr John Cocker passed away at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr F. Bischoff, ot Turuturu road, on Saturday, after a long illness. Mr Cocker was born in Manchester, England, and for some years followed farming pursuits there, but as the result of an illness was advised to come out to New Zealand. He arrived in the Dominion in June, 1886 (on the Doric), when, on the the advice of an old friend, Mr Fitton, he settled for a time at Manaia. Some time afterwards he was the first settler to take up land at Ararata where he resided for about six years. When he retired from active business he settled at Normanby, where he has resided practically since. Mr Cocker took considerable interest in local matters, and was for a number of years a valued member of the Town Board; indeed, his resignation as a member was only accepted at the last meeting.
Mr Cocker was a farmer of the old school, and by his integrity and straightforwardness in all business transactions he made many friends in the district. As a staunch member of the Methodist Church he will be much missed; it was largely owing to his generosity that the Normanby Church was built a few years ago. Mr Cocker is survived by his wife and two sons and one daughter; namely, Mr Alfred Cocker, of Normanby, and Mr John Cocker of Omona, and Mrs F. Bischoff, of Turuturu road, for whom much sympathy is felt by their numerous friends.
The funeral took place on Tuesday (Old Plot 33, Row J at Waihi Burial Old Lawn). Pall-bearers were Messrs Antrobus, Dawson, Ballantyne, and Dickson, and the representative gathering testified to the respect in which he was held. Rev Mr Blamires conducted the burial service


PHOTO
HEADSTONE at Feilding Cemetery, Plot 3G, Row 84, Block 2
Grace Ellen Cocker (nee Christophersen)

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