Ellen Mary Catherine Spinks was born 17 December 1864 in Scotts Flat, New South Wales, Australia to George Spinks (1835-1901) and Elizabeth Head (c1840-1921) and died 7 May 1947 in Centauer Private Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married William Edward Andrew Cunneen (1857-1930) 16 May 1880 in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from Australia, the United Kingdom.


Offspring of William Edward Andrew Cunneen and Ellen Mary Catherine Spinks (1864-1947)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Reginald Augustine Cunneen (1881-1937)
Ernest J Cunneen (1882-1882)
Ellen Elizabeth Cunneen (1883-1932) 6 August 1883 Patricks Plain, New South Wales, Australia 22 December 1932 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Edwin Greta Smythe Henry (1875-1942)
Stanley George Rundle (1885-1948)

Osborne Francis Cunneen (1885-1948)
Bertram Andrew Cunneen (1888-1949) 16 June 1888 Singleton, New South Wales, Australia 28 October 1949 Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia Clara Smith (1892-1972)

William Edward Cunneen (1892-1927)
Clare Cecelia Cunneen (1895-1979) 13 May 1895 Singleton, New South Wales, Australia 29 May 1979 Ernest Smith (1887-1987)

Gladys Mary Cunneen (1901-1955)



The death took place at the Centauer Private Hospital, Newcastle, of Mrs. Ellen Cunnen, of Muswellbrook, in her 83rd. year. She was predeceased by her husband 17 years ago. Born in the Singleton district, Mrs. Cunneen resided there until 1916, when she came to Muswellbrook, where she had resided until five months ago.

Deceased leaves a family of two sons and two daughters, Mr. O. F. Cunneen (Newcastle), Mr. B. A. Cuneen (Muswellbrook), Mrs. E. Smith (Muswellbrook), and Mrs. G. Bullock (Tweed Heads); also 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The interment took place at the Catholic portion of the Sandgate cemetery.

A brother, Mr. William Irwin, formerly of Muswellbrook, resides at Belmont.

The Muswellbrook Chronicle, 16 May 1947, page 1

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 4637/1880
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 10247/1947