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Frank Brook  GOODING (WHITE)


Male 1872 - 1902  (29 years)

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  • Name Frank Brook GOODING (WHITE) 
    Nickname Known by surname of WHITE 
    Born 4 Oct 1872  Hobart, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education * Carlton College on Royal Parade, Melbourne
    * Geelong Grammar (assisted by Samuel)
    Education 1891  [2
    Roseworthy Agricultural College - he did not graduate.  
    Achievements & main events * Frank played Australian Rules Football for Norwood and was a key player when they won the premiership in 1891.
    * He was Norwood's best player in the premiership-deciding match against Port Adelaide in 1891. He and his Roseworthy mate, Bill Parkinson, were called up for what developed into an epic battle before Norwood came from behind to win by two goals.
    * Frank White was named in but dropped out of the Norwood team which went down to Port, 9.3 to 4.6, in May 1891.
    * He played at centre wing when Norwood beat Port 6.11 to 5.6 in June.
    * He was named in a forward pocket as Port crushed Norwood 6.9 to 1.3 in July.
    * Norwood's defeat by the visiting Fitzroy side, 4.5 to 3.4, in a hard-fought match in August was partly attributable to the unavailability of several regular players. The South Australian Register said: "The absence of two of these especially - J. J. Woods and White - was an irreparable loss."
    * Norwood was the underdog as it went into the crunch match against Port, having convincingly lost two of its three encounters with the magentas during the season. Coming into the Norwood team were four men who missed the hammering by Port in July - 'Topsy' Waldron, George McKee, Bob Richards and rookie George Kirby. The Evening Journal said that even though White and Parkinson "had not played lately", it was generally considered Norwood was fielding its strongest possible side. White, on a half-back flank, played a sterling role as Port pressed forward for much of the game. Norwood, however, finished strongly with the wind to clinch its 10th flag with a 5.4 to 3.4 victory before a crowd of 10,000 at Adelaide Oval on 5 September.
    * In his end-of-season summary in The South Australian Chronicle, 'Onlooker' described White as "a clever little mark and a useful player".
    * White vanished from the scene after his moment of glory. Commenting on Norwood's slide backwards in 1892, The Adelaide Observer said: "With McGaffin, Clift, White and Richards severing their connection with the club, and Jackson only being able to take part in one or two matches, it might really be said that the greater part of the backbone of the team of the previous year had gone . . . "

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    Notes for biography Death : It is not known why Frank died so young - at 29 years of age.
    Notes for biography Paternity and names :
    * 'Brook' was Samuel Way's law partner who died two months before Frank was born. Samuel must have suggested this name to Susannah.
    * One source (which one?) has his middle names as Frank Brook Way GOODING - but we need to check whether this was a error - or whether Way was on the birth record or added later.
    * His parents' names at his baptism were given as Samuel (no surname) and Susannah Mary. (ref : Parkinson, p 245, AOT, NS 590/1/2089).
    * Frank's death record states that his father was 'James Samuel, gentleman' (ref : Parkinson, p 245, Victoria Registrar-General's Dept, Melbourne Deaths 1659/1902). This wording is the same as on the death certificate his older brother.
    * His birth surname was registered as GOODING, his mother's surname, but he later used the surname WHITE as his mother later married??? John WHITE.
    Notes for biography Spouse : There are no indications that Frank ever married or had any children. 
    Died 7 Mar 1902  Fitzroy St, Melbourne, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • He died at Mrs Madden's Private Hospital, a salubrious establishment in Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, opposite Melbourne's Exhibition Gardens.
    Buried Melbourne General Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I15  Samuel WAY
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2020 

    Father Samuel James WAY,   b. 11 Apr 1836, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1916, North Adelaide Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Susannah Mary GOODING (WHITE),   b. 4 Dec 1842, Campbelltown, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1888, Carlton, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Frank White (Gooding) - footballer in 1888
    Frank White (Gooding) - footballer in 1888
    * Frank is second on left in front row
    * Geelong Grammar School football team
    * public school champions in 1888
    Frank White (Gooding) in 1888
    Frank White (Gooding) in 1888
    Member of the Geelong Grammar School football team

    Frank Brook Gooding born 4th Oct 1872 in Hobart
    Frank Brook Gooding born 4th Oct 1872 in Hobart
    * Father: Not stated
    * Mother: Susannah Mary Gooding, of Brisbane Street
    * Registered: 13th Nov 1872
    Frank Brook White - died 7th March 1902 in Fitzroy
    Frank Brook White - died 7th March 1902 in Fitzroy
    * Person: Frank Brook White, gentleman, male, aged 29 years, born Hobart, Tasmania, lived in Victoria for 21 years, unmarried
    * Date: 7th March 1902,
    * Place: Umbridge House, Nicholson Street, City of Fitzroy, County of Bourke
    * Cause: Pulmonary tuberculosis & exhaustion, not certified
    * Medical attendant: Richard M Shawell, MD on 5th March 1902
    * Parents: Samuel James White, gentleman & Susan White, maiden name Gooding
    * Burial: 8th March 1902, Melbourne Cemetery, by F Usher, acting for HG Apps
    * Minister or witnesses: GAG Clowes?? & James A Archibald
    * Informant: M Tappin, 10th March 1902, South Fitzroy
    * Registrar: Claud Apps, authorized agent, 74 Moor St Fitzroy Melbourne
    * Reference: 1659, East Melbourne

    2.21 - Paternity
    2.21 - Paternity
    Why we are confident that Samuel Way was the father of five of Susannah Gooding’s children? - v2

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Registrar General's Dept, Tasmania, Hobart Births, 2895/1872.

    2. [S33] Phil Robins.

    3. [S35] Norwood Football website.

    4. [S13] Melbourne Deaths, Melbourne Deaths 1659/1902.