Friends of Hastings Cemetery
and ever loving memory of
Our Dear Parents
Who passed on.
James Pelham, J.P.
April 25th 1930, aged 82
Maria Anne Pelham
Feb. 5th 1912, aged 67.
The eternal God is thy refuge
And underneath are the ever-
Census, 1891, living at 19 Kenilworth Road
PELHAM James Head M M 42 Draper And Outfitter (Em'er) Born in Tenterden
PELHAM Maria Anne Wife M F 46 Kent -
PELHAM George Son -
PELHAM Jessie Marian Dau -
BURGESS Jane Servnt S F 15 General Servant Sussex -
JAMES PELHAM. draper, The Hawthorns, Beauport-
Saturday 10 February 1912, Hastings and St Leonards Observer,
DEATH OF MRS. PELHAM. —:A LOSS TO THE POOR OF ST. LEONARDS. The death occurred in St. Leonards, Sunday night, of Mrs. Maria Anne Pelham (wife of Councillor James Pelham, J.P.), at her residence, The Hawthorns, Beaufort-
For some years Mrs. Pelham was associated with the Sunday School of the Old Wesley Chapel. Bourne-
About four years ago deceased sustained a fall in the house, from which complications ensued, and last year it was necessary for her to undergo a very serious operation. From this she rallied, but was unable to walk, although she enjoyed sitting in the garden during the past summer. Five weeks ago Mrs. Pelham had a very serious relapse, which culminated her death peacefully during her sleep, on Sunday midnight.
The funeral took place Thursday, special short service being held in the house prior to interment the Borough Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Tucker and the Rev. Edward Hawker, who also officiated at the Cemetery. The well-
A large number of floral tributes were received -
Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
A Teacher’s Jubilee – Presentation to J. Pelham [Norman Road Wesley an Sunday School anniversary]
The officers and teachers congratulated Mr. Pelham on of his ardent service in the School, 30 years of which had been spent as Superintendent. (Applause.)
The Chairman referred to the 50th anniversary of his good colleague. (Applause.) They had many good letters from old scholars. and they never had one without reference to Mr. Pel ham. He had been a colleague of Mr. Pelham for 21 years-
Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
Loss to Hastings
Death of Mr. J. Pelham J.P.
Great church and municipal worker
Hastings lost yet another of its most prominent townsmen by the death of ex-
Born at Tenterden, Kent, Mr. Pelham was 81 years age. He came to Hastings when only 16 years of age and entered the drapery I business. Later he acquired an establishment of his own in London-
Mr. Pelham was very popular amongst his colleagues on the Council, and his geniality and love of justice and fair dealing won for him the respect of all. In 1911 became a Justice of the Peace and took his seat on the Bench with conscientious regularity. Although Mr. Pelham devoted a great deal of time to the town's work his church came first, and he took an 'active and leading part in the life of Norman-
He had been a trustee of the church for nearly fifty years, and was also a trustee to the Park-
When the building was burnt down in 1900, he was appointed treasurer of the reconstruction fund, and with the then minister and others worked exceedingly hard to secure the large sum necessary for the rebuilding. He was keenly interested in education, and in addition to serving on the board management of the Christ Church, St. Leonards, and Tower-
One of the oldest members of the Hastings Permanent Building Society, he served on the board of directors, and only retired from the office of vice-
Although a keen Liberal, Mr. Pelham was not a prominent member of the Liberal Association, but served on the executive committee for some time. Mr. Pelham married Miss Parker, Sevenoaks, who died tome 16 years ago. He leaves a son and two daughters, one in Vancouver, to whom sincere sympathy will be extended. Mr. Pelham had been in failing health for two weeks, and the end came with wonderful peace.