Deakin family about 1943

Annie Nunn and Fred Deakin

Annie NunnAnnie Nunn (1898-1983) married Fred Deakin and had four children; Les, Nev, Bernice and John.

Fred died in 1938 and Annie remarried to a widower named Robert Reaney in 1942. 

This is a transcript of the marriage notice from The Morning Bulletin newspaper on 10 March 1923:

DEAKIN-NUNN. - At the Baptist Tabernacle, on February 20th, by the Rev Griffiths, Frederick Arthur, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A Deakin, William-street, to Annie, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.Nunn, Kent-street, Rockhampton.

Family members who remember Fred, speak of what a wonderful man he was and the fact he had a great singing voice. He was a member of the Rockhampton Baptist Tabernacle, where he conducted the choir for a time. Fred's son, Neville, was also associated with this fellowship as well, along with other family members.

Fred sang regularly at weddings as well as in other public performances

When Annie's sister, Jessie, married in 1928, Fred sang at the ceremony. 

The Deakins lived in Albert Street, Rockhampton, near the city's main rugby league ground, Browne Park.

Annie and Fred's children

  1. Leslie Arthur DEAKIN,   b. 28 Jan 1924, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1945, Greenslopes Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
  2. Neville Frederick DEAKIN,   b. 19 May 1925, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 2015, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
  3. Bernice Myrtle DEAKIN,   b. 17 Nov 1927, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 2003, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
  4. John David DEAKIN,   b. 28 Jul 1937, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2009, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)

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