William Henry Cooke
William Henry Cooke
Date of Birth unknown
Place of Residence Trevallyn Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Alice Henrietta Augusta Constance Eyre
Childrens Names Josephine Amelia Constance Eyre, Edmund John Leslie Eyre & William Francis Dudley Eyre

William Henry Cooke, born in 1857 in Manchester, England, was the eldest son of Edmund John Cooke, a grocer's assistant, of Brixton, London, and his wife Anne. William married Alice Henrietta Augusta Constance Eyre, eldest daughter of William Eyre, merchant, of Wolverhampton and Sydney, at St John's Church, Snails Bay, Sydney on 9 Jun 1883. They had three children, born in Sydney: Constance, 1884; Edmund, 1889 and Dudley, 1896. The family was in Launceston during the early 1890s, living in Trevallyn. WH Cooke was a tenor in the Exhibition Choir in 1891-92.

In 1903 William and Alice were living in McMahon's Point, Sydney. In the Electoral Roll for 1925 the family is living on a selection at Catfish Scrub, Calliope, Gladstone, Queensland. William died on 12 Nov 1930 at 'Austral Eden', Calliope.

Prue McCausland & Leang Peou Mar 2009