Newspaper Articles 1916-17 – James Moran

11 December 1916

Mr. James Moran, steward of the County Club, Hastings, was taken to Nurse O’Callaghan’s private hospital this morning in a precarious condition. It is reported that he took some caustic in mistake for soda water, but no particulars are as yet available.

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19 February 1917

MORAN .- On 17th February, at the Napier Hospital, James Henry, loved husband of Bessie Moran; aged 34 years.
The funeral will leave Hastings Catholic Church on Tuesday, 20th, at 3 o’clock, for the Hastings Cemetery. R.I.P.
Members of Karamu Lodge are requested to attend.
W.J. GARNETT. Undertaker.

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19 February 1917

Mr. James Henry Moran, who has been seriously ill for some time past, passed away at the Napier Hospital on Saturday at the age of 34 years. Deceased was formerly steward of the County Club, Hastings, and was exceedingly popular among a large circle of friends. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Hastings Catholic Church at 3 p.m. to-morrow.

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20 March 1917

(It must be distinctly understood that we are not to be identified with the opinions expressed by correspondents in our columns.)



Sir. – I have been told that this family have been left in very bad circumstances and feel sure that if the members of the County Club (whose employ the late James Moran was in) understood the position they would willingly raise, a fund to purchase a house and section for this family. I enclose my cheque for £5, being £3 for myself and £2 from a friend, and ask you, Sir, to start a subscription list in your paper. For the present I write under an assumed name. – I am,  etc..

Hastings, March 19. 1917.

[The “Tribune” will be pleased to receive and acknowledge further subscriptions. They for a deserving family we would suggest that some effort should be made to carry out the proposal in the above letter. – Ed. H.B.T.]

National Library of New Zealand – Papers Past

26 June 1917

The social and dance held in Hastings last week in aid of the widow of the late James Moran, resulted in a net profit of £44/18/1. For this satisfactory result the committee desire to thank the ladies, and all others who so kindly assisted.

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1 May 1917
The 2½ year old child of Mrs Bessie Moran, and of the late James Moran Hastings, died suddenly at 9 this morning. An inquest is being held this afternoon.
National Library of New Zealand – Papers Past

[NB – according to information from Department of Internal Affairs – Births, Deaths and Marriages Online, Colin Jesse Moran died at age 2 months in 1917, not 2 years – Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank]

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