William James Stubbs was born 23 April 1877 at Sydney, the son of William Stubbs and Sarah Jane Hanlan. He married Nellie Smith 1881-1958) on 27 May 1899 at Waterloo, NSW, and they had a son and a daughter. William Stubbs died at Redfern, NSW, on 12 February 1918, aged 58 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Church of England section. Stubbs lived in Mitchell Street, Alexandria.
Occupation & interests
William Stubbs was a Freemason and a member of P A O Druids, Alexandria Lodge and actively involved in the social and political life of Alexandria.
Local government service
William Stubbs was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1914-16, representing the South Ward. His son Henry was also an alderman on the council.
The Polling’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 1914, p. 10, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15473283