Elizabeth Mary Hudd was born 14 October 1871 in Redground, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia to Robert Hudd (c1839-1883) and Caroline Talbot (1840-1904) and died 11 February 1944 in Bigga, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Reuben Picker (1876-1949) 11 June 1900 in Bigga, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from Australia.


Offspring of Reuben Picker and Elizabeth Mary Hudd (1871-1944)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert William Picker (1901-1978)
Vera Jane Picker (1902-1997)
Myra Caroline Picker (1906-1958)
Gladys Imelda Picker (1908-1957)
Edna May Picker (1909-1961)
Edith Elizabeth Picker (1910-1913)
Hedley Reuben Picker (1914-)



The death occurred at Bigga on Friday, Febriuary 11, of Mrs. Reuben Picker. Although in indifferent health for some time, the end came quite unexpectedly. Mrs. Picker was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hudd. Born at Redground, she spent the whole of her 72 years of life in the Binda and Bigga districts. Her childhood days were spent at Funny Hill, Binda. In 1900 she married Mr. Reuben Picker, a member of the wellknown grazing family of Bigga district, and made her home at "Village View," where she remained for just on forty years. Five years ago, when Mr. Picker retired from active interest in his grazing property, Mrs. Picker came to live in retiremnent at "Hollydeen," Bigga. A woman of boundless energy, quiet enthusiasm and a deep and charitable nature, her life was very aptly described by Rev. Canon Nell, who officiated at the church and graveside, as that of a saint. Passionately devoted to her home, she showed no less an interest in her church. She was a devoted member of the Anglican congregation at Bigga. Mrs. Picker also took an active part in the C.W.A. and Red Cross Society.

After a service at All Saints' Church, her remains were laid beside those of her daughter, Edith (who predeceased her 31 years ago) in the Church of England section of the Bigga Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Reuben Picker; sons, Hedley (Bigga), William (Bigga), daughters, Vera (Mrs. L. C. Howard, Bigga); Myra (Mrs. H Hearne, Bigga), Imelda (Mrs. W. J. Dunn, Fifield), and Edna (Mrs. S. Webster Binda). Two brothers, Messrs. J. and H. Hudd (Crookwell), step-brothers and sisters, Messrs. J. Webster, E. Webster, G. Webster and L. Webster, and Mrs. W. Picker, sen., Mrs. Fred Hearne, also survive her.

Goulburn Evening Post, 29 February 1944, page 2 Edition: Daily and Evening

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 10436/1871
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 5869/1944