Mr. James Forgan's
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
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