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Jane Cocker (1831–1920)

Another pioneer has passed away, in the person of Mrs. Jane Cocker, relict. of the late Mr. David Cocker, formerly of Barrington, Devonport, and Launceston, at the advanced age of 89 years. The deceased lady was a sister of the late Mr. W. B. Dean, of Launceston, and came out to Tasmania some 66 years ago, and about 28 years ago married the late Mr. Cocker, her first husband being the late Mr. George Best. She had been in failing health for some time. She was of kindly disposition, and most highly respected by all with whom she came in contact.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Examiner (Launceston), 21 April 1920, p 2

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'Cocker, Jane (1831–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Best, Jane
  • Dean, Jane



18 April, 1920 (aged ~ 89)
Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

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