Cuddy, Ruth Rebecca ( Cuddy)

Personal Details

First nameRuth
Middle nameRebecca
Other names Cuddy
Date of birth22/03/1893
Place of birthMuttaburra
Date of death03/06/1953
Age at death60 years 2 months 12 days


Daughter of William Winter & Kate Poulter

Sister of –
William Alexander – 19 Aug 1894
Ada Lizzy – 1 Sep 1895, died 6 March 1897
Alice Emma – 17 Feb 1897
Herbert Woodley – 03 Sep 1898
Lizzie Kate – 6 Aug 1900
Sydney Walter – 26 Feb 1902
Ambo Victor – 28 Jan 1904
Violet Victorian – 15 July 1906
Gladys May – 17 May 1908
Ida Beatrice – 11 Sep 1909

Wife of Richard Douglas Cuddy
Mother of –
Richard Lewis – 12 May 1912
Ellen Emma Catherine – 28 Dec 1913
Fredrick Walter – 31 Mar 1918
Sydney Douglas – 3 Dec 1920
Myrtle Joyce – 23 Mar 1925
Dudley Robert – d. 18 Jan 1924

School Records

Muttaburra State School
Start Date1902

Cemetery Record

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LocationNorth Central
Grave number213
AddressBridge Street
Date of funeral03/06/1953

Died from Cardiac incompetence, valvular heart disease

The Longreach Leader Friday 12 June 1953
The death on 3rd June in Muttaburra removed one of the town’s old and well respected citizens, and one who was a lifelong resident. This was Mrs. Ruth Rebecca Cuddy, aged 60 years. The late Mrs. Cuddy was born in Muttaburra, and was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Winter of Muttaburra. Her marriage to Mr. Richard Cuddy took place at Muttaburra in 1913. Deceased is survived by her husband, and her family of three sons and two daughters: Messrs. R. L. Cuddy (Rockhampton), F. W. Cuddy (Muttaburra), S. E. Cuddy (Portland Downs) Mrs. Nell Rogers (Longreach) and Mrs. Myrtle Joyce Little (Muttaburra). Also mourning her are her brothers, Messrs. W. A. Winter (Rockhampton), W. Winter (Rockhampton), R. Winter (Longreach), B. Winter (Brook wood) and sisters, Mrs. Alex Scott (Barcaldine), Mrs. R. Simpson (Townsville), Mrs. J. Stinson (Longreach) and Mrs. T. B. Bowden (Labba). A sister, Mrs. Alice Collins of Rockhampton, predeceased her. The late Mrs. Cuddy was a keen worker for the Muttaburra Branches of the Red Cross Society and Country Women’s Association, and of other organisations associated with her home town’s community effort. She had been in ill health for the last six years. Rev. Johnstone officiated at the funeral in the Muttaburra cemetery.
[Source: OBITUARY. (1953, June 12). The Longreach Leader (Qld.: 1923 – 1954), p. 19. Retrieved December 21, 2013, from]