Louise Augusta Fooks

#161, (9 April 1880-1959)
FatherRev. Henry Samuel Cox Fooks (1 Jan 1848-9 Feb 1924)
MotherJane Maria Murray (6 Sep 1850-22 Aug 1903)
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Descendents of Donald Nicholson
Last Edited6 Mar 2019
Louise Augusta Fooks c1930
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Louise was born on Friday, 9 April 1880 at the small Tasmanian town of Evandale.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Henry Samuel Cox Fooks and Jane Maria Murray.

Her mother died 22 August 1903 at the age of 52. Louise was aged 23 when this happened.2

She married Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson, a manager, son of Donald Nicholson and Euphemia Scott Gibb, in a Church of England ceremony at St. Martin's Church on Sunday, 8 December 1907 at Queenstown, Tasmania. She was 27 and her husband Charles was 35. Witnesses to the wedding were Donald Nicholson, Lily Euphemia Eveline Nicholson and Albert Henry Fooks.3 Louise, aged 29 and Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson, aged 37 became the parents of Hubert Nicholson on Thursday, 16 December 1909 at Queenstown, Tasmania.3 The Nicholson family posed for a photograph c1910.
The Nicholson family posed for a photograph c1910 (George Gibb Nicholson, Marguerite Danuser, Hubert Nicholson, Lily Euphemia Eveline Nicholson, Marguerite Nicholson, Euphemia Scott Gibb, Donald Nicholson, Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson, Lousie Augusta Fooks)
(source: B. L. Nicholson)
Louise and Charles lived circa March 1910 at Queenstown, Tasmania.3 Louise and Charles lived in 1914 at McNamara Street, in Queenstown, Tasmania.4 Louise Augusta Fooks was was engaged in home duties in 1914.4 Some of the extended family posed for a photograph in Queenstown, Tasmania circa 1915.
The extended family posed for a photograph c1915 ('Boy' Nicholson and his mother Louise Augusta Fooks, Albert Fooks, 'Boy's sister Jeanne Nicholson, Vernon Ashcroft and his mother Coralie Fooks)
(source: Julian Hawley)
 
The extended family posed for a photograph c1915 (Harry Hawley and Louise Augusta Fooks, young Vernon Ashcroft elderly Donald Nicholson, and Coralie Fooks)
(source: Julian Hawley)
Louise and Charles lived in 1917 at at 24 Acland Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda. This house is now an artgallery called "Linden."5 Louise and Charles lived in 1919 at at 20 Dryden Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda.6 Louise's occupation was given as 'home duties' in 1919.6 Louise and Charles lived in 1922 at at 5 Clarke Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda. Also living in the house was a Donald Nicholson - perhaps his father or brother.7

Her father died 10 February 1924 at the age of 76. Louise was aged 43 when this happened. Louise and Charles lived in 1925 at at 177 Glenferrie Road in the Melbourne suburb of Glenferrie.8 Louise Augusta Fooks was a manageress in 1925.8

Louise and Charles ran a strawberry farm Mount Dandenong Road, in Montrose, Victoria and their son Brandon would sometimes work there (and couldn't eat straewberries for years afterwards).9,10

Her husband Charles died 1930, leaving her a widow. Louise lived in 1931 at at 51 Haines Street in the Melbourne suburb of Glenferrie. It is likely that both her sons were living with her then.11 Although there is no evidence to confirm that she attended the wedding, her son Hubert married Mavis Lily Oaten on Saturday, 17 February 1934 at the Melbourne suburb of Kew.12,13 Louise Augusta Fooks was as a drycleaner.10 Louise lived in 1936 at at 8 Coppin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. Also living her was her daughter Jeanne.14 Louise lived in 1937 at at 5 Riversdale Road in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.15 She lived with her sons and Hubert's wife Mavis in 1942 at at 2 Coppin Grove in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.16,10

After the death of her husband, Louise spent time living with each of her three children but spent longest with her son Hubert and his family.10

Louise died in 1959 at the Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham.17 Her body was interred at Springvale Botanical Cemetery at the Melbourne suburb of Springvale. Plot: Church of England, Compartment N, Section 11, Grave 14.18

Family

Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson (May 1872-1930)
Children

Citations

  1. [S261] Tasmania, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Morven, 1880 No.1692.
  2. [S565] The Launceston Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 27 Aug 1903.
  3. [S261] Tasmania, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1910 No.1271.
  4. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Darwin, Subdivision of Queenstown 1914 p.24 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Balaclava, Subdivision of St. Kilda West.
  6. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Balaclava, Subdivision of Balaclava.
  7. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Balaclava, Subdivision of St. Kilda central.
  8. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Glenferrie.
  9. [S602] Barbara Nicholson,.
  10. [S1070] E-mails from Carolyn Nicholson to Tim Hill, 2019- 'ThoseBefore.com - Louise Augusta Fooks' - 8 Feb 2019, 16:15.
  11. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Glenferrie 1931 p.81-82 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  12. [S266] Mavis Nicholson (nee Oaten), Windsor.
  13. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1934 No.536.
  14. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Kooyong, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1936 p.55 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  15. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1937p.174 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).
  16. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Hawthorn 1942 p.167-168 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/iexec).
  17. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1959 No.9295.
  18. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi