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Dalton, James Joseph (1860–1924)

Mr. James Joseph Dalton, second son of the late Mr. James Dalton, founder of Dalton Bros., Limited, merchants, of Orange and Sydney, and a director of that firm, died in Sydney yesterday morning, after a long illness, at the age of 63 years.

The late Mr. Dalton was a native of Orange, and received his early education at St. Stanislaus' College, Bathurst, being one of the first students at that institution. While there he captained the football team for several terms, and was a noted quarter-back player. Leaving college, he entered the office of his father, and a few years later he sailed for Ireland, where he resided for 10 years with his sister and brother-in-law, the late Captain William Redmond, M.P. During his sojourn in Ireland he studied at Dublin University, where he qualified for the LL.B. degree.

He was twice elected a member of the House of Commons. Returning again to Australia he practised as a barrister for a time, and after relinquishing that profession spent the remainder of his life in Orange, displaying an active interest in the affairs of Dalton Bros., Limited, in the capacity of a director. Mr. Dalton took a keen interest in the welfare of the town, and gave solid support to all sporting bodies. He had been president of the Western District Racing Association since its inception 15 years ago, and occupied positions on the committees of the Orange Jockey Club, the coursing club, and other sporting organisations. His surviving brothers are Mr. Michael Francis Dalton, managing director of Dalton Bros., Limited, and the Rev. Father P. J. Dalton, S.J., of North Sydney, his sisters are Mrs. W. Redmond (Ireland), Mrs. C. E. Cruise, and Mrs. R. McKillop, of Orange, and Mother Dalton, of the Sacred Heart Convent, Now Zealand.

His wife died some years ago.

The funeral will take place to-day at Orange.

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