William Felton


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1917 1921
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

William Albert Felton was born on 7 September 1876 in Carcoar, NSW, son of Alfred Albert Fenton and Louisa Charlotte Shepherd. He married (1) Helen (Nellie) Stevenson (1877-1922) on 4 March 1897 in Sydney, NSW. There were five children: 3 sons and 2 daughters. He married (2) Maude Violet C Gray (1891-1936) on 12 February 1927 in Petersham, NSW. William Albert Felton died 3 November 1942 in Orange, NSW, aged 66 years and he was buried with his first wife in the Old Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He died intestate and after letters of administration his estate and assets were assessed at £180. Felton lived at 10 Raglan Street, Waterloo.

Occupation & interests

Felton was a fitter.

Community activity

Felton was secretary of Waterloo Labor Electoral League in 1914. Like other Waterloo Labor aldermen he was socially conservative with strong links with the union movement.

Local government service

William Albert Felton was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1917-21 representing East Ward.


‘Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 July 1917 p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15757118

‘NSW’, The Australian Worker, 28 May 1914, p. 12, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145940357


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