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Aileen Winifred Sonter (1913 - 2000)

Aileen Winifred Sonter
Born in Queensland, Australiamap
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Died at age 86 in Faulconbridge, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Aileen Sonter was born in Australia

Aileen Winifred Sonter was born 18 August 1913 in country Queensland, Australia. She was the sixth child of 11 born to parents William Arthur Sonter and Ruth Parkes. [1]

In 1928, Aileen's mother passed away in Cheltenham, New South Wales.

1936 had Aileen residing at 253 Beescroft Road, Cheltenham, New South Wales with her father William Arthur (Labourer), and sisters Nellie Frances (Music Teacher) and Phyllis (Home Duties). Aileen was registered as working at Home Duties also. [2]

In 1949, Aileen (Home Duties) was still at the same address as in 1936. Her father William Arthur was now a Market Gardener, Phyllis a Nurse, and Nellie Frances still a Music Teacher. [3]

Aileen (Home Duties) and her sister Nellie Frances (Music Teacher) were the only ones still living at the Cheletenham address in 1963, 1972. and 1977.[4]

Aileen's father passed away in 1967.

By 1980 Aileen had moved to 484 Western Highway, Faulconbridge, New South Wales. [5]

She passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 2 February 2000 in New South Wales, at the age of 86 years. She was a loved sister of Netta and Ross and a loved sister to her deceased sisters and brothers, a much-loved aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt to her many nieces and nephews, and will be sadly missed by her many friends. In Gods care. Her death notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 5 Feb 2000, page 32. [6]

A funeral service for Aileen Winifred Sonter was held on Friday 11 February 2000 at the Anglican Christ Church, Great Western Highway, Springwood, New South Wales. It commenced at 1:30, and at the conclusion of the service the cortege proceeded to the Springwood Cemetery where Aileen was laid to rest. Funeral Directors were: WOOD COFFILL FUNERALS KATOOMBA (02)4782 2411. [7]

Aileen never married, and her headstone is a testament to her life. She lived for those she loved and they remember her.


  1. Queensland Registry of BDMs: Births
    Name: Aileen Winifred Sonter
    Birth date:18/08/1913
    Mother's name:Ruth Parkes
    Father/parent's name:William Arthur Sonter
    Registration details:1913/C/15910
  2. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  3. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  4. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  5. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  6. Death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers
    Name: SONTER, Aileen Winifred
    Notice Type: Death notice
    Date: 02 Feb 2000
    Event: Death
    Publication: Sydney Morning Herald on 5 Feb 2000 / Blue Mountains Gazette on 9 Feb 2000
  7. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed February 10, 2024), memorial page for Aileen Winifred Sonter (–), Find a Grave Memorial ID 153143607, citing Springwood Cemetery, Springwood, Blue Mountains City, New South Wales, Australia; Maintained by Jeff (contributor 48035441).

Research Notes

  • Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Nellie Sonter for 1936 in Beecroft, Parramatta, NSW. Living with sister Aileen and brother (?father) William Arthur & sister-in-law.
  • QLD BDM Birth: 1913/C/15910
  • Ryerson Index: SONTER Aileen Winifred Death notice 02FEB2000 Death Blue Mountains Gazette 09FEB2000
  • Cannot find any Birth registrations in NSW, however found for some of siblings McCarron-898 3/10/20
  • Phyllis & Aileen both born in Qld
  • There is a Find a Grave photo for this person - gives DOB as 1913 not 1906 - not clear if this is same person. McCarron-898 3/10/20
  • Did not marry.

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