James O'Farrell

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James O'Farrell
Born 1877
Died 24 August 1912
Known for Kangaroo Hotel
Home town Berringa

James O'Farrell (1877 - 1912) was a publican at Berringa, <1900-1905.

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James was born in Ballarat East in 1877, the son of Timothy O'Farrell and Mary O'Grady.[1] Timothy was a former mine manager and later a publican at the Kangaroo Hotel, Berringa.

James and his older brother Thomas O'Farrell worked at the Kangaroo Hotel. In 1905, their father bought the Albion Hotel at Horsham, and James moved there to run the hotel.

Auctioneer's Report. Mr Chas. Mossman reports having sold the freehold of Mr J. B. Thomas' Albion Hotel. Horsham, together with furniture, effects and stock, at a highly satisfactory figure; Mr T. O'Farrell, of Melbourne, being the purchaser. The price given in this case affords a striking instance of the increase in value of hotel properties in Horsham, being just about double the amount paid three years ago. Mr O'Farrell took possession of the property on Tuesday last and business will be conducted by Mr Jas. O'Farrell, formerly proprietor of the Kangaroo Hotel, Berringa. Mr O'Farrell intends making extensive alterations to the property.[2]

O'Farrell died at Jeparit on 24 August 1912.[3][4]

MR. J. P. O'FARRELL. Mr. James P. O'Farrell, of Rainbow, and a former licensee of the Albion Hotel, Horsham. passed away on Sun day morning after a long and trying illness. Deceased, who was quite a young man, and who was very popular with all classes, had been ailing for a long time. He contracted a chill, which brought on severe bronchial pneumonia, and on Friday Dr. Foster, who had been his physician in Horsham, went to Jeparit, at which place the patient was lying, and consulted there with Dr. Gawne. The unfortunate man however, was then in a moribund state, and sank rapidly, passing away on Sunday morning He leaves a widow and two children. Little more than a week ago Mrs. O'Farrell was bereft of a brother, Mr. Stan. Buckley, and deep Sympathy will he felt for her in her second and greater loss. The funeral will take place to-day at the Horsham cemetery, mov ing from the Roman Catholic Church at 3 p.m.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1877 Births, Ref. No. 443, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  2. 1905 'Auctioneer's Report.', The Horsham Times (Vic. : 1882 - 1954), 15 December, p. 2, viewed 30 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72818997
  3. Edwardian Index Victoria 1901-1913, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1912 Deaths, Ref. No. 10471, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1997
  4. 1912 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 27 August, p. 1, viewed 30 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10489382
  5. 1912 'MR. J. P. O'FARRELL.', The Horsham Times (Vic. : 1882 - 1954), 27 August, p. 5, viewed 30 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72915573

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