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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


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