Shawcross, William Gibbons

Personal Details

First nameWilliam
Middle nameGibbons
Place of birthHull, Yorkshire, England
Date of death01/01/1915
Age at death39 years 6 month


William was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England and had been in Queensland for 25 years. He was the son of John William Shawcross and Mary Gibbons.

He, at the age of 27, was married in Muttaburra on the 9 June 1904 to May Murphy who was born in Muttaburra. Her parents, William George Murphy and Eleanor Williams married on the 12 May 1883, were also married in Muttaburra, and some or all of her siblings were born there. Her mother’s [Eleanor Murphy nee Williams] grave is in the Muttabura Cemetery and also one of her brothers, Herbert Henry Murphy.

William Gibbons Shawcross and May Murphy had four children at least one of which was born in Muttaburra:
Alice Elizabeth – 28-11-11904
William Hockley Gibbons – 4-8-1908
Patricia May – 28-9-1911
Sydney Culloden Gibbons – 29-5-1914

Cemetery Record

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AddressCornish and Sword St Muttaburra
Date of funeral02/01/1915

Cause of Death: Cardiac failure due to organic cardiac disease
Dr Laura Weir carried out the post mortem.
Dan Clemeslia certified the burial and JJ Delauey and W Bryne were the two witnesses.
The death was registered by T Burrowes on the 7th January 1915 in Longreach.
[Source:Ron & Carolyn Hooper ]