Sunday, November 1, 2009

James Ogle Moore

Born: 1868,Deniliquin, Victoria
Died: 1947, Northam, Western Australia Aged 79 years
Married:Mary Dryden on 23rd March 1907, North Coolgardie, Western Australia
Son of John James Ogle Moore and Susan Griffith.

Siblings: George Ogle, Emma Teresa, Alice Henrietta, Jane Elizabeth Francis.

James Ogle Moore arrived in Mt Ida and was mine manager 1900 - 1902. He then became Manage Mt Ida Hotel 1903 - 1924.

"James and Mary Moore arrived in Narembeen early in 1925, with their five children - Jack, Violet, Mavis, Eva, and Blanche. They purchased the greengrocery ,confectionary and café business in Churchill Street Narembeen from Jim Harrington.

They found the premises were too small, so they aquired the block of land next door and built a shop and residence behind it in 1927. They ran this business until they leased the premises to Mr. and Mrs.P.Wimp, and took over the Benbow Hostel.

In 1931 they sold out and went to Perth, but the depression soon meant that they returned to Narembeen to take over the hostel again.When the lease of Mr, and Mrs. Wimp expired on the business in 1933, Moores once again resume it, running it until 1940, selling out then to Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Hunter.

The Moores retired to Perth, but later bought a house in Northam in 1943, and James died there at the age of 79. Mary left Northam to live in Perth until her death in 1972 aged 93.

Jack was in the army from 1940 to 1960 . Violet married Don Martin and had three children Kevin (dec) , Lois and Geoffrey. Mavis married Alf Erdman and had three sons, Ian, Edward and Alan. Eva married Roy Halnan and had two daughters Carol and Robin. Blanche died in a tragic burning accident in 1933"(History of The Narembeen District, Seedtime & Harvest - Iris Bristow).

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