William and Sophia were married in the residence of the officiating minister who lived in Arthur Street in Fortitude Valley. The witnesses were Sophia`s parents.
Walter was born in Constance Street, Fortitude Valley Brisbane on the 24th of August 1868. The doctor in attendance was Dr. Hancock and Mrs. Rebecca Howe was the nurse in attendance and the friend who was the informant to the registrar. He was baptized Walter Edward Ernest by James Matthews, minister of the Church of England on the 1st of November 1868 at Brisbane. Sid Davis relates a story about how his mother`s father was living under the house in Cairns and that eventually he was taken to Charters Towers by his father but he is unsure when this happened; although it may be supposed that it was in 1951 or about the time his wife Emily Laura died. A story that did the rounds was that Walter had another family. It has never been established that he did have another "family" but he did father a child named %Mabel Lillian McDougall%p00054.htm#04925%% whose mother was Elizabeth 'Bessy' RAMSAY.
It was 62 years and 19 days after Walter died when the author photographed the grave