James Delaney

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James Delaney
Born 1882
Died October 1948
Occupation Publican
Years active 1914
Known for Farmers' Arms
Home town Gordon
Spouse(s) Norah Mary Donnellan

James Edward Delaney was a publican in Gordon, Victoria, <1914>.

History[edit | edit source]

James Delaney was born in Gordon, Victoria in 1882, the son of Ambrose Delaney and Mary Ryan.[1] His parents operated the Farmers' Arms in Gordon.

Delaney took over the license for the Farmers' Hotel in Gordon, <1914>.

His friends held a "smoke social" to celebrate his forthcoming wedding in February 1914:

Mr. Jas. Delaney Entertained COMPLIMENTARY SPEECHES AND WEDDING GIFTS As briefly reported in our last issue Mr Jas. Delaney of the Farmers' Hotel Gordon, was entertained last week at a smoke social held at Williams' hotel. A large gathering assembled honor to the popular guest, including Fr Carney, Cr Winter and Messrs C. M'Cusker, ???? and A. E. Walter. An appertising spread was laid out by Miss Williams. At the table several toasts were honored, including that of the "King" proposed by Cr Winter, who presided; the "Agricultural and Pastoral Interests" proposed by Mr R. Adams and responded to by Mr W. Clifford. Then came a presentation to the guest in the shape of a Gladstone bag, as a wedding gift from his many admirers. Mr Tom Clifford, who made the presentation, referred to the many sterling qualities of their guest as a townsman, a business man and a sporting enthusiast. His association with the guest had been of long standing, and he had always found him one of the best. In handing him the present, Mr Clifford wished "Jimmy" the best of good luck in his wedded life. A second presentation, that of a gold bar brooch for his bride-elect was then made by Mr Lionel Rosenow. The recipient on rising said he would prize the gifts which had been presented to his bride to-be and himself, chiefly on account of the spirit which underlay the action. He did not expect such kindness at their hands. Mr Patk Donnellan responded on behalf of his sister. The other toasts honored were—"Mercantile and Financial Interest" proposed by Mr Joe Delaney and responded to by Mr A. E. Walter : the "Hostess" by Mr Joe Delaney, responded to by Mr Tom Clifford and the "chairman." Music and harmony also filled the bill, the following contributing - Messrs J. J. Parker, F. C. Murphy, R. Adams, J. F. Watt, Joe Delaney, B. Clifford, F. Ryan and W. Horwood. Mr F C. Murphy made a capable hon. secretary.[2]

He married Norah Mary Donnellan in Victoria in 1914.[3]

He died in Ballan, Victoria, in 1948.[4] He was buried in the Gordon Cemetery on 21 October 1948.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1882, Ref. No. 3064
  2. 1914 'Mr Jas. Delaney Entertained', Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 20 February, p. 1. , viewed 26 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129413399
  3. Victorian Marriage Index, 1914, Ref. No. 1287
  4. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1948, Ref. No. 22004
  5. Compiler: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies; Reference: M62

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