Alice Maria's Looker Ancestors

Generation 1: EDWARD LOOKER (1802-1877)  and SARAH YOUNG (1794-1844)  parents of

Generation 2: William LOOKER who was baptised 1824 in Childrey, Sparsholt, Berkshire, England, and died 1891. He married JANE COLLETT, daughter of ROBERT COLLETT and MARY TROTMAN who had been born 1826 in Whelford, Kempsford, Glocestershire, England
Their son:

Generation 3: CHARLES LOOKER  was born 1853 in Sparsholt, Berkshire, England, and died 29 Oct 1918 in King St, Temuka. Bur: 31 Oct 1918, Temuka Cemetery Sect4 Row 43, Plot 241

He married SARAH MARIA HAWKINS, daughter of JOSEPH HAWKINS (1803-1882)and MARIA (1806-1883). She was born 1858 in Shipton on Cherrell, Oxfordshire, and died 06 Dec 1939 in Temuka. Charles was 20, a farm laborer and Sarah aged 22 when they left Berkshire on the "Carisbrooke Castle" and arrived 2 Sep 1874 at Canterbury.

Timaru Herald, 16 Dec. 1882: GERALDINE ROAD BOARD. The usual monthly meeting of the Board was held on Tuesday, the 12th December 1882, in the office, Geraldine. From Mr Charles Looker, dated 11th December, asking to rent one of the two roomed immigrants' cottages. Resolved that pemission be granted on condition that the rent be paid three months in advance"

Press: 11 February 1918 Mr J. C Looker, of King street, Temuka, has received a cable stating that his son, Private W. I. Looker, was transferred to the Military Hospital, Mile End, on January 27th.


Generation 4: Children of CHARLES LOOKER and SARAH HAWKINS are:

i. JOHN WILLIAM LOOKER, (b. 1876; WW1 49635 Army; d. 02 Aug 1947, Timaru bur. 4 August 1947 Timaru Cemetery

ii. ALFRED HENRY LOOKER, (b. 1878; d. 22 Feb 1879 Geraldine bur. 24 Feb 1879 Geraldine Cem)

iii. JOSEPH LOOKER (b: 1879 in Geraldine; Occ. labourer; d: 1961 Waimate) He married 1907 to ROSE MAY BELL HARE, daughter of WILLIAM HARE and CAROLINE ORCHARD in St Augustines Church, Waimate. Rose was born 07 Mar 1880, and died 06 Nov 1928 at Waimate Hospital. Their children:

i William Joseph Looker (b: 1911 d: 26 Feb 1980) mar 1948 Rita Maude Lowe (b: 1910 d: 13 aug 2003) bur. Timaru Cem.

ii Rose May Looker Born: 1907 mar Edward Joseph Nawton (b: 06 May 1915 in Timaru d: 20 Sep 1974 in Timaru Bur: Waimate Cemetery)

iv. CHARLES LOOKER, b. 1881; d.  31 Dec 1957 bur. Temuka Cem. 81 yrs

v. GEORGE LOOKER, b. 1882; WW1 72036 Army Serviceman, Occ. Farm labourer Hook; d: 1954

vi. WILLIAM ISAAC LOOKER, b. 1884; WW1 49636 Army Occ before Enlistment Ploughman;  mar. 1924 to EMILY THOMAS HAY (b. 1882; d. 30 Oct 1947) he d. 18 Jul 1964, Wilkin St, Temuka.

vii. ALICE MARIA LOOKER (b. 26 Apr 1889, Rangitata; d. 20 Mar 1970, Christchurch) mar: 11 Dec 1911 (1) William Jonathon Joshua Benbow b: 27 Apr 1888 in Geraldine ed: 05 Aug 1936 Timaru Bur: Temuka Cem with Alice;*2nd Husband: Mar: 13 Jun 1942 in St Davids Church, Sydenham to William Edward Davie b: 08 Aug 1889 in Te Moana, Geraldine; d: 13 Mar 1968 in Ashburton Bur: 15 Mar 2968 Geraldine with 1st wife Helen

viii. JAMES HENRY LOOKER, (b: 1893 WW1 78246 Army d: 04 Jan 1893) mar: 1915 to Lucy Kathleen Minnis (b: 27 June 1893 dau of Mary Jane and John Minnis; d: 1974)