Frank Gordon Hocken

#74, (9 March 1903-June 1975)
FatherJames Preston Hocken1 (c 1880-)
MotherHelen Sophia Mason (c 1865-)
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Brett Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Deane Family - descendants
Fairclough Family - descendants
Leonard Family - descendants
Manthorpe Family - descendants
Read family - descendants
Smith family - descendants
Wayte Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited31 Mar 2019
Gordon Hocken 1941
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Frank was born on Monday, 9 March 1903 at West Wallsend, New South Wales.1,2 He was the son of James Preston Hocken and Helen Sophia Mason.1 However, despite his given name he was known to the family, at least, as Gordon. Frank lived in May 1929 at Potts Point.1 He was a wireless engineer in May 1929.1

He married Heba Gwendolyn Smith, daughter of James Smith and Elsie Florence Darby, in an Anglican ceremony at St. Johns Bishopthorpe on Wednesday, 22 May 1929 at Glebe. He was 26 and his wife Heba was 24.1 Frank and Heba lived in 1930 at at 12 Kyola Flats, Royston Street in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst.3 At this time his occupation was given as a radio engineer in his adulthood.2,3 Frank Gordon Hocken was a manufacturer in 1933.4 Frank and Heba lived in 1933 at at 5 Ithica Flats, Ithica Road in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst.4 Frank and Heba lived in 1937 at at 14 Court Road in the Sydney suburb of Edgecliff.5 Frank was a captain with the Australian army in New Guinea in the Second World War.2 He was an estate agent.6 He was an engineer in 1954.7 Frank and Heba lived in 1954 at at 14 Court Road in the Sydney suburb of Double Bay.7 Frank and Heba lived in 1958 at 11 Painters Lane, in Terrigal, New South Wales.8 Frank and Heba lived in February 1966 at 23 Barnhill Road, in Terrigal, New South Wales.9

John and Frank, both doctors and married to sisters, became good friends.10

Frank died in June 1975 at the Sydney suburb of at age 72.11 His body was interred at Newtown Cemetery at the Sydney suburb of Newtown.11

Family

Heba Gwendolyn Smith (11 Apr 1905-27 Sep 1986)
Child

Citations

  1. [S1084] Parish Registers for Glebe, 1929 No.133 Frank Hocken and Heba Smith.
  2. [S257] Interview with Heba Hocken, Kincumber NSW.
  3. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of North Sydney, Subdivision of Darlinghurst (1930) p.2.
  4. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of North Sydney, Subdivision of Darlinghurst (1933) p.5.
  5. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Wentworth, Subdivision of Bellvue Hill (1937) p.5.
  6. [S1076] Barbara Nicholson, 04:25 - 05:10.
  7. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Wentworth, Subdivision of Woolahra East (1954) p.4.
  8. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of MacArthur, Subdivision of Gosford (1958) p.7.
  9. [S290] Queensland, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 1966 No.79343.
  10. [S259] Mavis 'Patti' Willson, 11 Mar 2018.
  11. [S477] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 Ancestry.com, Central Coast Family History Society Inc; Collection Title: R H Creighton Funeral Director's Records.
  12. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Robertson, Subdivision of Gosford (1963) p.6.