Died from Valvular disease of heart
The Longreach Leader Friday 24 October 1924
MRS. WILLIAM WINTER.
On Monday, October 13th. there passed away at the Muttaburra Hospital an old and highly esteemed resident of the district in the person of Mrs. William Winter. Both Mr. and Mrs. Winter were brought up in the little town of Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England, and when quite a youth Mr. Winter was with the British Army in India and saw active service in Afghanistan. Tiring of the army and having saved a few pounds, he returned to England, married, and left immediately for Australia, in the British-India Steamship, Taroba, which arrived Rockhampton in 1888. Mr. Winter worked on the railway line for a short period, after which the couple came to the Muttaburra district. They were on Kensington Downs, with the late Mr. John Cameron for five years. From Kensington they went to take charge of Woodleigh Creek, which they left last year after a continuous residence of 28 years.
The family, comprised seventeen children, ten of whom are living Mrs. Winter had been in failing health for the past few months and little hope was entertained for her recovery as her heart was very weak. She passed away on Monday morning at 8 o’clock, there being present at the bedside thirty-one relatives. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, a long cortege following the remains from the Ch. of England – where the Rev. Burrows held a service – to the cemetery. The late Mrs. Winter was 57 years of age.
[Source: Muttaburra Notes. (1924, October 24). The Longreach Leader (Qld. : 1923 – 1954), p. 9. Retrieved November 9, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39313902]