Frederick William Hook

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Frederick William Hook

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: Died in New Zealand
Cause of death: Suicide by shotgun
Place of Burial: Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Friend Hook and Martha Ann Hook
Husband of Janet Hook
Father of Hilda Evelyn Wood
Brother of George Hook; John Thomas Hook; Martha Ann Hook; Henry Hook; Walter Thomas Hook and 10 others

Managed by: Will Cui
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About Frederick William Hook

The death of Frederick by suicide was reported in the Evening Post of 28 Jan 1902 ( Papers Past ) and described the events prior when he had been sitting up all night with a sick child and when he left home around 5am, took a gun with him. Subsequently, a search party found him with the gun lying alongside with one barrel discharged. The verdict of the jury at the Coroners Inquest said that he was melancholy & distracted. At the time he had given up work due to ill health and was very concerned for his families future. The loss of his daughter, Hazel Doris as a 4 yr old in 1897 had upset him deeply and it all became too much for him. He left a widow, Janet and 6 children.

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Frederick William Hook's Timeline

1867
July 18, 1867
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
1892
January 21, 1892
Age 24
Wellington, New Zealand
January 21, 1892
Age 24
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand

Married at Wellington Registers Office

1898
June 23, 1898
Age 30
Wellington, New Zealand
1902
January 21, 1902
Age 34
New Zealand
January 30, 1902
Age 34
Wellington, New Zealand