36. Robert Coutts
MR. ROBERT COUTTS. SYDNEY, February, 20.
Mr. Robert Coutts (66), a well known grazier of Warwick, Queensland, dropped dead. Accompanied by his two daughters and nephew, he was walking through the Federal Pass," Katoomba. After passing the Bridal Veil fall, the party rested at the Amphitheatre. On resuming the walk Mr; Coutts collapsed, and died almost immediately.
Source: The Week (Brisbane) 2 Mar 1917
Information has been received of the sudden death of Mr. Robert Coutts, who recently resided in Ipswich. While on a holiday visit to Sydney and the Blue Mountains, his demise occurred at Katoomba, New South Wales. The late Mr. Robert Coutts was a son of the late Mr. Thomas Coutts and was born at Parramatta, New South Wales 66 years ago, but has resided in Queensland for over 50 years, having been educated at the Ipswich Grammar School, under its first headmaster, the late Mr. S. Hawthorne, M.A. The deceased was well known in Queensland, particularly in Warwick. He, with his brothers, Thomas and William, owned old North Toolburra station. Five years ago deceased removed to Ipswich, and 12 months ago to Toowong, where he resided, some few months ago having retired from the, business, now carried on by his son, J.V. D. Coutts.
Source: Qld Times 26 Feb 1917
37. William Donald Coutts
Mr. W. D. Coutts.
The death on 18th Inst, of Mr. William Donald Coutts, at the age of 88 years, removes a member of a pioneer grazing family of Queensland (states the "Western Star"). Born at Parramatta, he came with his parents to the Darling Downs in the forties. His father had acquired Toolburra station from Patrick Leslie. The property remained in the family until it was resumed by the Government in 1875. He married Miss Hannah Waylett, a member of an old Warwick family. Ten years later he came to Roma and has resided in the town and district since. For some years he was manager of Tieryboo station, near Condamine, for the late Francis Kates, later returning to Roma, where he was engaged as shed overseer on many pastoral holdings in the Maranoa. He also was engaged in droving for some years. The Coutts family were very early residents of N.S. Wales, the late Mr. Coutts father having arrived, accompanied by three brothers, in 1817. A sister of the deceased was married to the late Mr. Archibald McDowell, a former surveyor general of Queensland, who was responsible for the survey of the town of Roma and whom the principal street is named after. Two of the late Mr. Coutts nephews are members of the medical profession in Brisbane, Drs. V. and A. McDowell. His wife and one son predeceased him by some years, he leaves three sons, Thomas G.(Roma), Wilfred J. and Charles N. (Brisbane), and one daughter, Mrs. Robert McEwen (Roma).
Source: The Dalby Herald 30 Jun 1936
George Alfred Howe
George was editor, staff and general manager of the first newspaper published in Australia, the Sydney Gazette, first printed on Mar 5, 1803.