HOCKING Albert John

Name Albert John HOCKING
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1864
Died 1926
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1864, Avoca, Victoria
Parents Josiah and Elizabeth Hocking (formerly Jeffery)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Mathinna, Derby, Bradshaws Creek
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 31 March 1888, Beaconsfield, to Phoebe Burton
Other Early 1900s: Mathinna

The Examiner (Launceston) 16 July 1903:
Mathinna Wednesday.
Mr Albert J Hocking, watchmaker of Mathinna, this morning saved two lives. The rain, which flooded the whole country, swelled the township creek, so it raced a banker high. Two boys, sons of Mr Daniel Thorne of Summerside, were playing on the bank when the younger fell in. His brother at once jumped into the rushing waters to save the boy, who was being swept down the stream. He was tossed over by the surging waters but managed to grasp a tree stump with one hand and his little brother in the other and clung for dear life. Mr Hocking, who was aroused by the screams of the boys, rushed down and without hesitation plunged into the water, and after considerable difficulty rescued the boys, whose parents were almost distracted by their dangerous position.’

October 1903: Burglars smashed the front shop window of Albert’s business at Mathinna and stole watches and jewellery.
Late 1900s: Bradshaws Creek, Dorset County

Death 21 June 1926 at his residence, 83 Cimitiere Street, Launceston
TAHO: RGD37/1/47 no13 Marriage 1888.
Web: Ancestry: Australia City Directories 1907-1910, Tasmania Electoral Roll 1919, 1922, Births Deaths Marriages Victoria Birth 161/1864.
The Examiner (Launceston) 16 July 1903, 22 June 1926; Daily Telegraph 16 September 1908, 21 June 1926.