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INDUSTRIALIST

AND TOWNSMAN  

Mr. James Forgan's  

Active Life

Born at Gawler on September 25, 1874, the late Mr. James Forgan be   came associated with the engineer   ing firm of J. and R. Forgan, Ltd.,   when he left school, starting at the   foundry at Crystal Brook. When   the business was formed into a  

limited company in 1924 he was ap   pointed managing director-a posi   tion he held until his death. His   father, the late Mr. Robert Forgan,

had been one of the firm's foun   ders.  

Mr. James Forgan was educated  

at the public school at Crystal   Brook and resided in that town   until 1945, when, for business rea  

sons, he moved to Pirie.  

During his long residence at   Crystal Brook he took an active   part in the town's affairs, interest   ing himself in all matters connected   with welfare and advancement of  

the district.

A keen sportsman in his earlier  

years, Mr. Forgan maintained his interest in and at different times was president of the cricket, bowl ing, golf, coursing, and racing clubs. For many years he was a stipen diary steward for Northern racing

clubs.

Was District Councillor

He was a past president of Crys tal Brook Institute Committee, hav ing been a member for nearly 50 years. He had also been president of a debating society in the town, and for some time he was a mem ber of the local district council. In 1919 he was appointed a justice of the peace.

His membership of Oddfellows' Lodge extended over 67 years, and he was also a prominent Freemason.

A keen gardener, Mr. Forgan was a strong supporter of North-Western Agricultural Society and for many years was a member of its various committees. He was particularly prominent as a member of the fin ance committee, of which he was treasurer until he moved to Pirie.

In May, 1900, he married Miss Louisa Bailey, of Coromandel Val ley, who survives. There were four children of the marriage-Dr. Syd ney B. Forgan (East Adelaide), Mrs. Cathryn Holmes (Eden), and Hum phrey and Rodger Forgan (both de ceased). Surviving sisters of Mr. Forgan are Mesdames A. C. Harris (Glenelg) and C. C. Buttfield (Jos

lin).

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