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William Howard STAFFORD & Amy Ellen PRIOR
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William Howard STAFFORD
about 1878  - No idea! Date from MC & DC.
31 Jan 1921  - Mount Lofty, South Australia, Australia (6 7); Congregational Church. Father John Stafford.
27 Nov 1931  - Somerton Park, South Australia, Australia (2); Age 55. Buried North Brighton. Address 'Somerlea, Brighton', an old suburb now Somerton Park.
Newspaper Clippings:
 See Citation. (1)
Research Notes:
 I have no idea where he was born, or how he came to SA. Name may be suspect.
 Dairyman, Councillor at Brighton (Somerlea, Somerton Park).
Amy Ellen PRIOR (3)
13 Sep 1879  - Gawler Plains, South Australia, Australia (4)
12 Mar 1958  - Barmera, South Australia, Australia (5); Age 78.
Thomas PRIOR
Archibald HAMILTON; >>>
 Mary Eveline (Bee) Prior 1912 d. 1917, lived with (poss. adopted by) aunt Mary. DC showed surname Graham presumably as the father. Also suggestions that Arch. Hamilton was the father.


  1. Adelaide/SA Newspapers, Clippings.

    *** Advertiser Thursday 28 April 1921
    MARRIAGES STAFFORD-PRIOR.- On the 31st January, at Mount Lofty, by the Rev. A. W. Gordon, William Howard Stafford, of Glenelg, to Amy Ellen Prior, of Mile-End.
    *** Advertiser Saturday 28 November 1931
    STAFFORD.— THE FRIENDS of the late coun- cillor WILLIAM HOWARD STAFFORD are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave his late residence, 68. Brighton road, Somerton, Brighton, on SATURDAY, at 4 p.m. for the North Brighton Cemetery.
    STAFFORD. — On the 27th November, at his residence, 68, Brighton road, Somerlea, Brighton, William Howard, dearly beloved husband of Amy Ellen Stafford, aged 55 years (suddenly). Councillor Brighton Council.
    *** Advertiser Saturday 28 November 1931
    DEATH OF MR. W. H. S. STAFFORD. Becomes ill After Addressing Council Election Meeting. Councillor William Howard Stafford, who represented North ward in the Brighton Town Council, died sud- denly at his home, Brighton road, Somerlea, yesterday morning.
    Mr. Stafford, who was a candidate for the aldermanic seat vacated by Mr. C. J. Coventry (Mayor-elect) addressed a meeting of ratepayers in the drill hall at Somerton on Thursday night. He was then apparently in the best of health. On his return home he went to bed, and at 1.30 in the morn- ing Mrs. Stafford was awakened by him, and he complained of being ill. She summoned Dr. M. E. Goode, of Brighton, but on his arrival Mr. Staf- ford was dead. He was 55 years of age.

  2., Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
  3., Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
  4. Ibid.
  5., Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
  6., Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Marriage.
  7. Ibid., Marriage.
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