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BiographyAnnie Maria Hills was born 23 November 1853 in Hinton, New South Wales, Australia to John Hills (c1816-1866) and Elizabeth Thompson (c1822-1907) and died 23 August 1935 in Gipps Street, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married William Alfred Cramp (1849-1919) 21 March 1876 in East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.
Mrs. Annie Maria Cramp, who died at her residence, Gipps Street, West Tamworth, last Friday, was 82 years of age and was the wife of the late Mr. W. A. Cramp, who was prominent among Tamworth's early identities and who predeceased her 16 years ago (states the "Northern Daily Leader"). The late Mrs. Cramp was the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Hills, and was born at Hinton, near Maitland. She was married at Maitland when 22 years of age, and came to Tamworth district. Her husband carried on mixed farming at Nemingha for about 30 years, after which he conducted a property at Beaudesert, 47 miles from Brisbane, for a few years. Returning to Tamworth district, he went on a mixed farming property at Calala. It was 20 years ago that Mr. and Mrs. Cramp came to live in Gipps Street, West Tamworth. The late Mrs. Cramp is survived by a family of three daughters and five sons. The sons are Messrs. James William Cramp (Glen Innes), Alfred George Cramp (Tamworth), Raymond Osborne Cramp (Guildford, Sydney), Reginald Arthur Cramp (Denne St., West Tamworth) , and Cecil Frank Cramp (Wagga), and the daughters Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Carlson (Queensland), Mrs. Daisy Annie Taylor (Tamworth ), and Mrs. Elsie Thorley (Tamworth). Another son, Mr. Herbert Ernest Cramp, died about five years ago. Mr. David Hills, who many years ago carried on the baking business now conducted by Angus and Co., Tamworth, and Mr George Hills, of Toowoomba, are brothers and Mr. Fred Hills, warder at Maitland Gaol for many years, and who died a few years ago, was also a brother.
The funeral took place in the Methodist portion of the West Tamworth Cemetery.