Stephen Williams

Name: Stephen Williams

Date of Birth: 6 October 1869

Birth Location: Capel, Western Australia

Also Known As: 

Age at Burial: 78 years

Date of Death: 17 October 1946

Death Location: Dalkeith, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 19 October 1946

Denomination: 7th Day Adventist

Row/Grave: Row 1 Grave 2

Grave Transcription: 

In loving memory of
our parents
Passed away 17th Nov. 1946
aged 74 years
Passed away 8th July 1950
aged 82 years

Father: Thomas Williams

Mother: Elena Louisa Dilley

Grandparents (father): Thomas Williams parentage unknown – possibly William Williams

Grandparents (mother): William Dilley and Ellen Boyte


Henry Williams.  Born 1868, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 22 October 1941, Capel Western Australia.  Buried Capel Cemetery

Thomas Williams.  Born 1871, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 20 December 1928, Victoria Park, Western Australia. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery – Ang ZA 0205

Married – Beatrice Margaret Barker in 1904, they had two children: Thomas Leonard Williams  1904 – 1952 and Thomas Williams born/died 1907 – buried Capel Cemetery

Walter Williams.  Born 1873, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 29 May 1931, Bruce Rock Shire, Western Australia.  Buried Karrakatta Cemetery – Ang UC 0325

Emma Williams.  Born 1876, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 29 August 1929, Capeldene, Westonia, Western Australia. Buried Westonia. Western Australia

Married – John Charles McCarlie in 1898, they had seven children: Coral McCarlie, Gladys McCarlie, Ivor McCarlie (Twin), Margorie McCarlie (Twin), Maxwell McCarlie, Gwen McCarlie, Maude McCarlie.

Eleanor Dilley Williams.  Born 1879, Capel Western Australia. Moved to Warrnambool, Victoria, Died 16 October 1960, Melbourne, Victoria Australia (known as Ellen)

Married – William Henry Atkinson in 1901, they had three children: Wilfred George Atkinson, Grace Camile Atkinson, Melva (Melba) Elena Atkinson

Alice Eliza Williams.  Born 1880, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 1 July 1951, Perth, Western Australia. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery – Ang YC 0706

Married – Albert Johnathan Coverley in 1899, they five children together: Donald Coverley, Phyllis Pearl Coverley, Dulcie Coverley, Zoe Coverley, Melba Coverley

Olive Grace Williams also known as Grace Evelyn Williams.  Born 1884, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 27 February 1958, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Buried Bunbury Cemetery.

Married – William Henry Richards in 1906.  They had six children together: Selma Richards, John (Jack) Richards, George Henry Richards, Grace Richards, William (Bill) Richards, Mavis Richards.

Frederick David Williams.  Born 1887, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 15 March 1961, Capel, Western Australia.

Married – Martha Harris in 1912, they had six children together: Gladys Bertha Williams, Linda Jesse Williams, Colin George Williams, Lorna May Williams, Mavis Joyce Williams, Clarice Dawn Williams

George Clarence Williams.  Born 1889 Capel, Western Australia.  Died 27 January 1972, Capel, Western Australia.

Married – Martha Isabella (Isobel) Turner in 1929.  They had one child: Daphne Florence Williams

Evaline Bertha Williams.  Born 1892, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 6 July 1974, Bunbury, Western Australia.

Married – Percy Clarence Payne in 1921, they had two children together: Neville Ross Payne, Audrey Jean Payne

Herbert Allen Thomas Williams.  Born 1894, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 22 February 1959, Perth, Western Australia

Married Elizabeth Maud Ethel Hartnett in 1915, They had three children together: Beryl Marie Williams, Charles William Williams, Alwyn Howard Williams.     Herbert Williams also had a child with Emma Lily Harrison  Vivian Ray Harrison.

Spouse: Ellen McPherson, born 1868, Toodyay, died 8 July 1950. Buried Capel Cemetery with Stephen


Amy Lucille Williams, born 1892 Capel, Western Australia.  Died 1960, Northhampton, Western Australia.  Married Alfred JamesPepper in 1912 at Capel.

Cyril George Williams, born 1893 Busselton, Western Australia.  Died 15 March 1957. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Anglican ZK 0486.  Married Edna Elizabeth Cooper in 1927 at Mundaring.

Roy Alexander Williams, born 4 February 1895 Busselton, Western Australia.  Died 2 January 1965, Capel, Western Australia. Buried Capel Cemetery.

Maude Ethel Williams, born 24 January 1901 Perth, Western Australia.  Died 13 May 1988, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Married Reginald Bleby Yates

Doris Irene Williams, born 1906 Capel, Western Australia. Died 18 March 1977, Yarloop, Western Australia.  Buried Drakesbrook Public Cemetery, Waroona, Western Australia.  Married James Howard Clarke Thomas in 1931 at Capel

Stephen Henry Williams, born 1908 Capel, Western Australia.  Died 16 January 1997, Donnybrook, Western Australia. Buried Capel Cemetery.

Winifred Williams, born 16 October 1912 Capel, Western Australia.  Died 27 August 1994 Capel, Western Australia. Buried Capel Cemetery.  Married Cyril James Turnor in 1934.

Occupation: Tree Felling , Wood Cutter

Military Service:

Their Story

Wedding to Ellen McPherson 1891

Trove Newspaper Article – Williams – McPherson Wedding and Accident details – 25 May 1891

A lovely article appeared in the South Western Times on 23rd May 1941

“Golden Wedding”

Approximately 80 relatives and close friends attended the Capel Hall on Saturday last to celebrate the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs Stephen Williams of Capel.

Born some 72 years ago Mr. S Williams has spent the whole of his life in Capel district and can recall practically every change of every importance that has taken place within the last 50 years.  Mrs Williams was formerly Miss Ellen McPherson her family being of early pioneering stock, who eventually settled in Busselton.  Mr and Mrs Williams in addition to their own children, have 17 grand-children and two great-grandchildren.  Most of Mr. Williams time has been spent in the timber industry and farming.

During the evening Mr. B W Prowse eulogised the sterling qualities possessed by guest of honour and wished them many more years of happiness together.  He was supported by Mr E M Dyer, Mr. F R Tucker and Mr. A Reynolds.  Mr Williams suitably responded.

A handsome wedding cake made by Mesdames D Williams and E Anderson had a prominent place at the breakfast table. Dancing was enjoyed until midnight following the breakfast.

Trove Newspaper Article – 50th Wedding Anniversary – 23 May 1941

Trove Newspaper Article – Death Notice – Stephen Williams – 19 November 1946


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