William Alfred C. Sampson 1885-1962 & Fanny E. Bell 1883-1986
Married on 20 Aug 1910 in Boulder, Western Australia

Photo: William  & Fanny Sampson, with Bill’s mother Gussie Sampson and their first five children (Bill in middle, Susan standing next to her Dad, Mabel sitting in front of Bill, Bertha sitting on left and Fred months old and thus dating this picture circa 1919

William “Bill” Alfred Charles Sampson

Second child of John & Gussie Sampson

Born: 16 Feb 1885 Redruth, Burra, South Australia

Died: 10 Nov 1961 Boulder, Western Australia

Buried: Karrakata Cemetery, Perth Western Australia

Occupation: Assay office then butcher

Fanny Elizabeth Bell

Child of John James & Sarah Bell

Born: 11 Aug 1883 Whyte Yarcowie, South Australia

Died: 2 May 1986 Perth, Western Australia


Bill’s first job was with the Golden Horseshoe Assay Office. Bill was a very good cricketer in his younger days. It was through cricket that he was offered a butchering apprenticeship at Katanning, which he accepted. At the time of the offer he was living in Boulder. He was also a good footballer. First lived at 40A Davis Street Boulder, then at 3 North Terrace, Boulder, then at Annie Street, Katanning.