Donald Eric Van Cooten

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Donald Eric Van Cooten (son of Eric Lloyd Van Cooten and Enid Clara Topp).

    Donald married Dianne Rhonda Perry. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Alexander Donald Van Cooten
    2. Mitchell James Van Cooten
    3. Bradley Thomas Van Cooten

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Eric Lloyd Van Cooten (son of Benjamin Francis Van Cooten and Kathleen May Thomas).

    Eric married Enid Clara Topp. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Enid Clara Topp
    Children:
    1. Anthony Lloyd Van Cooten
    2. 1. Donald Eric Van Cooten
    3. Stuart James Van Cooten


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Benjamin Francis Van Cooten was born 23 Feb 1898, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia (son of John Hughes Van Cooten and Elizabeth Berry); died 3 Sep 1961, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; was buried 5 Sep 1961, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: 1930 Storekeeper
    • Occupation: 1961 Clerk

    Benjamin married Kathleen May Thomas 17 May 1924, Maryborough Baptist Church, Queensland, Australia. Kathleen (daughter of William Thomas and Eliza Jane McFarlane) was born 4 May 1900, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; died 27 Aug 1982, Laidley Hosp, Laidley, Queensland, Australia; was buried 31 Aug 1982, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Kathleen May Thomas was born 4 May 1900, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (daughter of William Thomas and Eliza Jane McFarlane); died 27 Aug 1982, Laidley Hosp, Laidley, Queensland, Australia; was buried 31 Aug 1982, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

    Notes:

    Born in Maryborough, Queensland in 1900 Her mother died during the birth of her second child in Maryborough. Mother and baby buried in Maryborough Cemetery in same grave. Brought up by paternal grandparents at 6 Coventry St, Maryborough. After father's remarriage she continued to reside at Coventry St. Educated at Maryborough Central School. Learned piano from a Miss Concannon, (also Madge Deakin?). In due course gained Associate of Trinity College London. Was recognised as an accomplished accompanist in Maryborough especially for eisteddfods and as a competent teacher of the piano. Her pupils had considerable success in music examinations. She was also frequently called upon to act as church organist especially at the Fort St Baptist Church, Maryborough. Married in 1924 to Benjamin Francis Van Cooten, at Fort St Baptist Church, by Rev Percy Goodman. Benjamin was working in the family general store, Van Cooten and Sons, at Howard, Queensland - 18 miles from Maryborough. Their first home was purchased close to the shop in Howard. Established their own business in Maryborough about 1927 at 87 North St, Newtown, Maryborough. The business was closed in 1940, after which the family moved to Nambour where Benjamin became an MLC Assurance representative. In 1950 Benjamin was transferred by MLC to Toowoomba. In 1952 he left MLC to work for Dunsters General Store and Bakery. He worked there until 1957 when the premises were sold. The remaining years until 1961 he worked at various temporary positions in Stanthorpe and Tara. Kathleen taught piano continuously in Howard, Maryborough, Nambour and Toowoomba and Stanthorpe until she was 79 years old. Whilst the income from her teaching was always important, even more important was her desire to teach and impart the talent that she had. Kathleen and Benjamin were both involved in Sunday School teaching wherever they happened to be living. Benjamin was deacon and church treasurer at Nambour Baptist, Toowoomba Baptist, and Stanthorpe Baptist churches. Lived at 19A Gladstone St, Toowoomba, Queensland, from 1950. Entered Karinya Baptist Home for the Aged, Laidley during 1982.

    Children:
    1. Gwenyth Ann Van Cooten was born 26 Dec 1925, St Margarets, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; died 18 Sep 2006, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; was buried 22 Sep 2006, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
    2. Elwyn Frances Van Cooten
    3. Graham Thomas Van Cooten
    4. 2. Eric Lloyd Van Cooten


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Hughes Van Cooten was born 7 Nov 1855, Reading, Berkshire, England (son of John Lucius Van Cooten and Emma Griggs); died 14 Jun 1925, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 15 Jun 1925, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: 1870-74 Confidential companion and amanuensis to William Eaton Rusher MA, 60 Burton Cres, London, Wc
    • Occupation: 1880 Shopman
    • Occupation: 1898 Commercial Traveller
    • Occupation: Messrs. Jas. McFarlane and Sons, Ipswich
    • Occupation: Queensland Woollen Coy., Ipswich
    • Occupation: Storekeeper
    • Occupation: Storekeeper, Maryborough & Howard, Quensland
    • EMPL: 1870 - 74, 130 Euston Rd, London, NW?
    • Census: 1861
    • Census: 1871, 38 Maine Street, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England
    • Immigration: 20 Dec 1874, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Notes:

    Birth: GRO claim no entry for Van Cooten 1853-1857 inclusive Dec Q 1855 Coot Van-Nil All Q 1856 Coot Van-Nil Mar Q 1857 Coot Van-Nil Jun Q 1857 Coot Van-Nil
    Will

    EMPL:
    Confidential companion and amanuensis to Wm Eaton Rusher MA

    Immigration:
    Indus

    John married Elizabeth Berry 22 Jul 1880, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Elizabeth (daughter of William Berry and Margaret Greig) was born 29 Dec 1856, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 8 Mar 1937, 135 Tooley St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 9 Mar 1937, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Berry was born 29 Dec 1856, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia (daughter of William Berry and Margaret Greig); died 8 Mar 1937, 135 Tooley St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 9 Mar 1937, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    Children:
    1. William John Fraser Van Cooten was born 3 Aug 1881, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 6 Apr 1967, Sandgate, Queensland, Australia.
    2. Florence Margaret Van Cooten was born 3 Nov 1883, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; died 23 Oct 1961, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    3. Archibald Van Cooten was born 3 Oct 1885, Queensland, Australia; died 29 Jul 1896, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
    4. George Henry Van Cooten was born 2 Oct 1887, Queensland, Australia; died 13 Dec 1888, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
    5. Alexander Ernest Van Cooten was born 12 Jan 1889, Queensland, Australia; died 26 Jun 1943, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    6. Jessie Miriam Van Cooten was born 30 Dec 1890, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 12 Aug 1972, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; was buried , Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    7. Leonard Van Cooten was born 23 Jul 1894, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 14 Nov 1898, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
    8. 4. Benjamin Francis Van Cooten was born 23 Feb 1898, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 3 Sep 1961, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; was buried 5 Sep 1961, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

  3. 10.  William Thomas was born 23 Oct 1877, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (son of William James Thomas and Sarah Anna Griffin); died 10 Sep 1964, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 11 Sep 1964, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Sawyer

    William married Eliza Jane McFarlane 7 Jun 1899, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. Eliza (daughter of William McFarlane and Martha McCartney) was born 12 Nov 1869, Dundathu, Queensland, Australia; died 4 Aug 1902, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Eliza Jane McFarlane was born 12 Nov 1869, Dundathu, Queensland, Australia (daughter of William McFarlane and Martha McCartney); died 4 Aug 1902, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    Children:
    1. 5. Kathleen May Thomas was born 4 May 1900, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; died 27 Aug 1982, Laidley Hosp, Laidley, Queensland, Australia; was buried 31 Aug 1982, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
    2. Sarah Martha Thomas was born 4 Jul 1902; died 1 Aug 1902; was buried 2 Aug 1902, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.