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Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Retired Seaman
Place of Death: Sandstone Hospital
Date of Death: 31 December 1915
Date of Burial:01 January 1916
Age:73 years
OGM Ref#: 1266


Samuel was born in Dorset, one of 13 children, being 5 girls and 8 boys. He left England in the 1860s and was in Kalgoorlie for a time before marrying in South Australia in 1874. There, the first of 9 girls and 3 boys were born, the last two being twins born in Victoria. Nine of those children reached adulthood. Samuel Chalker Local Prisoner No 1388, aged 20 years, Seaman charged on the 11th July 1866 for Refusing duty on board the "Belgravia" a Convict ship he received a 28 day sentence and was discharged 8 August 1866. Mrs Chalker died in 1928 in Victoria. Samuel left an estate valued at 15 shillings. The deceased is buried in lot number 16 of the Methodist portion of the cemetery.
Parents:Grace (nee HELYER) and James CHALKER
Spouse:Mary Ann Maria PRESSEY
Marriage Details:29 July 1874, Wesleyan Church, Mt Gambier, South Australia; Marriage Reg.No.100/375, Grey district
Children:Mary Ann Grace 1875, Hannah Mary 1876, Matilda Jane 1878, Amelia Jane 1880, Thomas James 1882, Ellen Florence 1885-1886, Annie 1888-1889, Alice May 1890, Samuel 1891, Ellen 1892, Twins Agnes Mabel and George Richard 1895.
Birth Details:10 January 1847, Weymouth, Dorset, England
Death Certificate:1/1916, Black Range
State Records Office: CHALKER, Samuel - Sandstone (d.31/12/1915) AU WA S2323 cons5790 1916/080 Item - Part of INTESTATE FILES (PUBLIC TRUSTEE); Acc1156 V16 Local Prisoners' Register 1858 - 1868