James Walsh

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James Francis Walsh
Born Churchfield, Limerick, Ireland
Died 8 March 1950
Hepburn Springs
Nationality Irish
Occupation Publican
Years active 1950
Known for Savoia Hotel
Spouse(s) Bridget Purcell
Children James
Ellen

James Francis Walsh was a publican in Hepburn Springs, Victoria, <1950>.

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Walsh held the license for the Savoia Hotel, Hepburn Springs.

Walsh died at the hotel in March 1950:

WALSH.-On March 8 (suddenly), at Savoia Hotel. Hepburn Springs, Daylesford, James, dearly beloved husband of Bridget Walsh, loved father of James and Ellen. Requiescat in pace.[1]

Popular and genial host of the Savioa Hotel, Hepburn Springs, Mr. James Francis Walsh, died on March 8. A native of Churchfield, Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland, the deceased came to Australia 40 years ago. For a number of years he was a master carrier, then, with his wife, Bridget, second eldest daughter of the late James Purcell (who had conducted a number of hotels in Melbourne suburbs) he entered the hotel business. For some weeks previous to death Mr. Walsh had been in ill-health. After Requiem Mass in St. Brigid's Church, North Fitzroy, the funeral took place at the Melbourne General Cemetery. A large number of friends and relatives attended at the church and the graveside. Mr. Walsh is survived by his wife, one daughter and one son. Mulqueen and Sons conducted the funeral arrangements.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1950 'Family Notices', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 9 March, p. 14. , viewed 14 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22815310
  2. 1950 'MR. J. F. WALSH', Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), 6 April, p. 23. , viewed 08 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article172510666

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