Williams, Alfred Ernest

Personal Details

First nameAlfred
Middle nameErnest
Date of birth05/07/1871
Place of birthClermont, Qld
Date of death05/06/1889
Age at death17 years 11 months


[Ref:1871/002527 & 1889/000030]
Son of Charles Edwin Williams & Esther Ann Maskell [m.5/10/1867]

Brother of –
Eleanor [b.07/07/1868]
Mary Jane [b.10/12/1869] m. Earnest Edward Lake 17/09/1886
Wallace [b.31/08/1873 d.05/05/1890]
Albert Edwin [b.14/08/1875 d.06/06/1877]
Edith May [b.12/11/1878]
Jessie Maude [b.08/10/1880]
Sarah [b.20/05/1882 d.20/05/1882]
John [b.20/05/1882 d.20/05/1882]
Florence Emily [b.01/09/1883]
Minnie [b.15/06/1885]
Herbert Oswald [b.08/12/1887]
Winifred Blanche [b.24/04/1890]

Cemetery Record

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OccupationProduce Dealer
Date of funeral06/06/1889

Died from Internal injuries, horse fell on him.

The Western Champion Tuesday 11 June 1889
An unfortunate accident happened to a lad named Williams on Monday last. It appears Williams, a lad about eighteen years was riding a horse and driving others, which he intended to hobble outside the reserve. He and a blackboy named King were riding at a fair pace, when Williams horse put his foot into a wheelrut and rolled right over his rider. Williams appeared hurt, and to be in great pain. He was taken back to Lake’s hotel in a spring cart, where Dr. Wilkie attended him. Deceased, however, sank, and died about 11 o’clock on the following morning. An enquiry was held to-day before Mr. Morris, P.M., at which Dr. Wilkie stated that the cause of death was internal injuries and shock to the entire system, resulting from the severe crushing by the horse. Williams was buried on Wednesday morning last in the cemetery, the burial service being performed by our worthy P.M.
[Source: THE MUTTABURRA CARNIVAL. (1889, June 11). The Western Champion (Blackall/Barcaldine, Qld.: 1879 – 1891), p. 2. Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article79705869]