Death of Mr.James Pascoe This morning at seven o'clock,another old resident of Bendigo-Mr James Pascoe-breathed his last,at his residence, the Belfast Arms Hotel,Hargreaves Street,after an illness of only six hours. Mr.Pascoe,who was 65 years of age,was taken ill about one o'clock this morning.At one time he was heard to call out,and his son in law,Mr.E.Hancock,immediately went to his assistance.As he entered the room,Mr.Pascoe was observed to fall out of bed on to the floor,Dr.Hinchcliff was sent for, and remedial measures applied in the meantime.The medical gentleman referred to,arrived very soon and pronounced Mr.Pasce,who was unconciuous,to be afflicted with an apopletic fit.The condition of the patient remained the same until seven o'clock,when he expired. The deceased was born at Cambourne near Penzance,Cornwall, England,in 1821 and at the age of seventeen left his native town and proceeded to Wales,where he worked in the lead mines.In 1849 when the gold fever of California was at its height,he left the shores of England and soon landed in San Francisco.He remained thre about three or four years when he returned to England.He then set sail for Australia and arrived in 1856.In the same year he was upon Bendigo,and in common, with the bulk of people,followed mining,as an occupation ,at one time occupying the position of manager of the Unity Mine,Ironbark.Eighteen years ago he entered business at New Chum as licensee of the Ellsmere Hotel. Shortly afterwards he removed to the New Chum Reef Hotel, and eight years ago became licensee of the Limerick Castle Hotel,Williamson Street,City.After spending three years ther,he became the licensee of the Belfast Arms Hotel, Hargreaves Street,where he died today. The deceased was very well known throughout the district, and leaves a family of three grown-up children.It might be mentioned that last night Mr.Pascoe was in his usual health, which during the last twelve months,has been of an indifferent character.The funeral takes place tomorrow at 2.30pm.
James Pascoe was Buried at Sandhurst Cemetery,Vitoria,Aust. on 31/12/1890.
I hope this obituary of James Pascoe will hep someone with their family research. Regards Peter Pascoe.