David Brooker was born on 16 January 1879 in Biggleswade. He was the son of George Brooker and Mary Ann Darts.
The 1881 census shows David aged two, living in Wrestlingworth with his parents and five brothers and sisters – Arthur, Alice, Jane, Harriet and Louisa. In 1891, David aged 13 can still be found living with his parents and working as an agricultural labourer and the same on the 1901 census, aged 22.
David married my great grandmother Ellen Kefford in Biggleswade on 2 December 1903 and the 1911 census shows them living together in Wrestlingworth with a four year old son called David Arthur. The 1939 register shows David to be widowed, living in Biggleswade and working as a horseman on a farm. Living with him are Arthur D Brooker and Ellen Brooker, my great grandmother.
David died in Biggleswade on 3 February 1957, my mum’s birthday.