James ‎(T)‎ Dalton Junior James ‎(T)‎ Dalton Junior  ‎(I0296)‎
Given Names: James ‎(T)‎
Surname: Dalton
Suffix: Junior
   


Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 1834
Death: 17 March 1919 ‎(Age 85)‎ Orange
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Information collected by Tom Stephens via Fr Bill Uren Provincial Jesuits in 1996. "James Dalton - Business Tycoon of 90 years ago" In this centenary year of Orange it is meet that we should pay tribute to its pioneer trader, who established the first store, within the first boundaries, of the village of Orange. His name was James Dalton. At gthe age of fifteen James Dalton arrived in Orange from Ireland. He was born in Limerick in the year 1834, writes William Folster. His father had already established himself in the village of Summerhill, having resolved on making Australia his home, because of the great famine of 1847 in Ireland. Young James Dalton landed in New South Wales in 1849 and immediately went to Summerhill.
He made the journey entirely on his own to Summerhill, where he met his father. For almost five years he assisted in developing business at that centre, but noting the begining of settlement upon the confines of the new village reserve of Orange he planned launching out on his own account. That was in 1854. Within five years of the day of opening business in a shop erected on the present Post Office Lane, his business had expanded enormously, though purchasing was not regularly done by
the settlers around. With a man he employed to meet rush business and generally assist him, Dalton spent days clearing Summer Streetof stumps of gigantic trees which formerly grew to enormous size in the area surrounding Blackman's Swamp Creek.
In 1858 he accepted his brother Thomas into partnership, from which time onward the business progressed rapidly, until 1876 when a Sydney Branch was formed with Thomas Dalton in charge. Railway comes to Orange: The following year the railway extended to Orange and this town became the railhead for a vast area. The perspicacity of the Dalton Brothers in establishing business the year before immediately gave them enormous advantages over others. As many as 20 bullock and horse teams a day fully loaded, left this first Orange emporium, for far distant places. Meanwhile building space had to be provided to accommodate the growing business. The first wooden building erected by James Dalton took two years to build. There were no nails available in those days, nor things such as bolts or coach screws. The rafters to carry the roof had to be slotted and gibbs and cotter pieces made to tighten up the roof as the wood shrunk. The delay was not alone due to this, for the tradesman Dalton had engaged - the only one procurable - had an eternal thirst which laid him low too frequently. The first wooden building gave way to a one-storied shop with a single gabled front, an attic serving for the bookkeeper. Later this building gave way for the erection of the grocery and ironmongery departments of the present Western Stores. At the western side of this building stood a long wattle and dab structure, which was pulled down in 1870. In its stead were erected stores to take surplus and reserve stock. Later in one of these places an old Australian Joint Stock Bank made its opening in Orange, about where the present boot and shoe department of the Western Stores is located.In the same building was the Exchange Hall, where entertainments were held. This structure was equipped with all the appointments necessary to stage plays. James Dalton erected a flour Mill in Orange in the year 1864. This was on the burr stone milling principle then in vogue. With the introduction of roller milling, Dalton's Mill was the first to be equipped, then change being made in the early 'nineties. The present Mill was built in 1907. Apart from his business as a wholesale and retail trader, James Dalton acted as a forwarding agent, and in this connection handled tremendous quantities of wool and other merchandise. In 1880 the working capital of the rirm was 125,000 pounds. At that time he acquired the Ammerdown property from Charles McPhillamy; three years later he bought the historic Kangaroobie. Sdare, now Ophir, was also aquired about this time and in 1890, Balowra, near Nymagee. Gobala at Nevertire was purchased in 1915. Dalton's Wharf at Miller's Point, was a well-known feature of the Sydney waterfront nearly a life times ago. In 1869 James Dalton held the Mayoral chair of Orange. Any movement for the better development of Orange always had his interest and liberal support. The institutions of Orange were all embraced in his interest. He was even a member of the first fire brigade, established ? years ago. Orange has much to thank this resourceful man for, and no single individual has exceeded the measure of interest displayed in the development of Orange by James Dalton. In the year 1859 he married Margaret Collins, of Springside, and of their family of twelve, several became prominently identified with the activities of Orange of whom the late T.G.Dalton, E.BDalton and M.F.Dalton will be especially remembered. Beautiful Duntryleague was the seat of this pioneer merchant whose judgment and estimation of men and values was materila to the growth of what is now the city of Orange.
----------- The Principal Toast at the Centenary celebrations of Dalton Brothers Pty Ltd at the Memorial Hall on Saturday night
‎(19th November 1949)‎, - that of the Dalton Family- was proposed by Rev Father Sheahan, Administrator of St Joseph's Church. "On this day 100 years ago, a young man came to the small town of Orange. He was James Dalton, a native of the Galbally, Tipperary, Ireland said Fr Sheahan. He established a business in a small two-roomed shop, at the corner of the Post Office Lane, where business quickly prospered and thrived. He succeeded, because of the business acumen, honesty and the spirit of friendship of James Dalton. The business became known from Orange to Bourke and to the Queensland border. James Dalton knew and trusted his clients, and it had been recorded that in no case was his trust misplaced. There was no arbitration or conciliation in those days, but a reciprocal friendship existed between employer and employee. That relationship was based on the principle of equality and fostered byt the acception of Christian virtues. Men entered the employ of Daltons on leaving school and remained with them unitl death, said Father Sheahan. Many men on the land and in business commenced to rwach their life's ambition from Dalton's stores, and were helped financially and in other ways by their employer.
Duntryleague, the home of the Dalton family, was built in 1876, and its building showed the vision and foresightedness of its owner. A four-storey Flour Mill was also erected on the coener of Sale and Summer Streets. This was demolished years later and the present Mill near the Railway Station was built in its stead. James Dalton died in 1919, and was succeeded in business by huis sones Gutty, Dick and Michael. Father Sheahan went on to say that Orange had been fortunate in its civic fathers, because, in every period of its life, men of ability had given of their time and knowledge to promote the interest of their town. One of the Dalton clan, Thomas, was Mayor in 1877, and Gatty occupied the same honoured position later on. "In our time, Michael Dalton was a councillor of the Canobolas Shire Council, and for many years had presided over its affairs, " Father Sheahan said. Parliament offered a wider sphere of national service, and in those far-off days
members received no remuneration from the State for their services. Thomas Dalton was member of the State Parliament, and afterwardsof the Upper House. J.J.Dalton second eldest son of James Dalton, was member for West Belfast Ireland under the
Leadership of the great Parnell, and served for some years in the Brithis House of Commons. ADVENT OF WARS In the past 100 years there were many wars, but two of them were greatest in proportion and extent. Australia became a nation in 1901,
but it has been said that she received her baptism in the shedding of the Bloof of her sons in Flanders or Gallipoli. In the arena of war came men of the Dalton name, and Lieut. James Dalton, son of Gatty Dalton, was a victim if the first war.
When the sound of battle was heard again, another James Dalton, son of Dick, and Mrs Jessie Daltion, now of Sydney, was claimed as a visctim in the holocaust of suffering. In his first flight over the cold waters of the North Sea death came to him in an aerial combat. "There is no cross to mark the grave of this happy altar boy and airman. His memory will remain in the tablets of the shrine of human love." Father Sheahan said. CHURCH LIFE "The name of James Dalton is closely associated with the business of Orange and with its civic activities. It has taken an honoured place in Parliament where laws are enacted and codified. There is another sphere where the name is rememberd and cherished." "In those eraly days Mass was offered every sis weeks in a small chapel at Orange, when the priest lived at King's Plains, near Blayney. New settlers began to arrive and many of them were of Irish birth. Churches had to be built and sustained. Looking through the old pages of newspapers of that day, one cannot help noticing the help given by James Dalton. He presided at the meetings; he encouraged the workers, and above all he gave generously to every appeal. Most of the beautiful stained glass windows of St Joseph's were given by him. These windows were made by the great firm of Hardiman of Bermingham. A few years ago a Melbourne Architect was wisiting Orange and after examining the windows gave it as his opinion that there was no finer collection in the Commonwealth." The organ played every Sunday, with its dulcet tones was a gift of the Dalton family. It is a happy coincidence that the present organist Elizabeth Dalton, is a member of the donor's family. "A few years ago the Catholic Church planned to form an association for the young men of the town. We were handicapped by one insuperable difficulty, we had no hall or meeting place for young men. Once again men of the Dalton family came to our aid. The Dalton family gave us the use of a suitable hall and would accept no rent. The C.Y.M.S is flourishing in Orange today and is productive of much good. Among its most active members are three Dalton boys, Tom, John and Pat. "James Dalton and Margaret Collins were blessed with twelve children. The greatest gift of James Dalton was one quarter of his family to the service of God in the religious life. One of his sons Fater P.J.Dalton, was the first native-born priest of Orange. He became a member of the great Jesuit Order. Two daughters, Winifred and Elizabeth, became nuns in the Sacred Heart Order. The father of these children would deem it his greatest privilege in life was the giving to God of three cherished members of his family. The Dalton brothers came from Ireland and always loved the little island by the Western Seas. They did not forget "the rock from which they were hewn". The poet wrote of the exile's love for the Motherland: "When you sigh, we hear; when you weep, we weep. The exiles of Erin loved the new land of their adoption and became its loyal citizens. However, memory did not close its door, and th need of Ireland were not forgotten. When envoys came to Australia from Ireland they
found James Dalton to be a generous friend and faithful helper. Now we have to come to the end of a chapter with 100 pages. Astride these pages is the colossus - James Dalton. In the language of Shakespeare, "The greatest Roman of them all." In
more homely phrasing, one could look around the Orange District and see Old Man Canobolas surmounting and surpassing the various mountain peaks. The founder of the firm of Dalton Brothers may be compared to Old Man Canobolas. "To Mrs Rose
McKillop and Father Pat Dalton, children of the first generation, go our congratulations and goodwill. We extend the same felicitations to all the Dalton family here and in distant parts. You have honoured them tomight by your attendance from all parts of the State. "When the pages of tghe second chapter are written. May they be full of epic deeds for the glory of God and the good of Australia." said Father Sheahan. The name of Dalton has been associated with the progress and development of Orange since James Dalton founded his store in Summer Street 100 years ago; said Rev Father Sheahan. ........................................................................
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james j-63 10 july 1924 - married isobella james - 17 mar 1919 - 84 - margaret mary died 1904: john ignatius 1901;‎[stephens family tree 05.FTW]‎

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james j-63 10 july 1924 - married isobella james - 17 mar 1919 - 84 - margaret mary died 1904: john ignatius 1901;

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Family with Parents
Father
James Dalton Senior ‎(I0303)‎
Birth 1803
Death 1 January 1865 ‎(Age 62)‎ Orange
15 years
Mother
 
Johanna Mulrooney ‎(I0305)‎
Birth 1818
Death 18 December 1916 ‎(Age 98)‎
#1
Sister
Mary Dalton ‎(I0306)‎
Birth 1854 51 36
Death 1 February 1855 ‎(Age 13 months)‎ Orange
3 years
#2
Sister
Bridget Dalton ‎(I0307)‎
Birth 1857 54 39
Death 29 November 1857 Orange
2 years
#3
Brother
Patrick Dalton ‎(I0308)‎
Birth 1859 56 41
Death 21 October 1859 Orange
#4
Sister
Johanna Dalton ‎(I8593)‎
Death 1889
Family with Parents
Father
James Dalton Senior ‎(I0303)‎
Birth 1803
Death 1 January 1865 ‎(Age 62)‎ Orange
Mother
Ellen ‎(Elleanor)‎ Ryan ‎(I7954)‎
Birth Yes
Death before 1848

Marriage: Yes
#1
Brother
Thomas Dalton ‎(I7955)‎
Birth Yes
#2
James ‎(T)‎ Dalton Junior ‎(I0296)‎
Birth 1834
Death 17 March 1919 ‎(Age 85)‎ Orange
#3
Sister
Margaret Dalton ‎(I7958)‎
Birth Yes
Family with Margaret Mary Collins
James ‎(T)‎ Dalton Junior ‎(I0296)‎
Birth 1834
Death 17 March 1919 ‎(Age 85)‎ Orange
6 years
Wife
 
Margaret Mary Collins ‎(I3951)‎
Birth 1840 24 23
Death 21 January 1904 ‎(Age 64)‎ Orange

Marriage: 1858 -- Orange
7 years
#1
Son
John Ignatius Dalton ‎(I0856)‎
Birth 1865 31 25
Death 21 April 1901 ‎(Age 36)‎ Orange
15 years
#2
Daughter
Rose Dalton ‎(I0339)‎
Birth 8 July 1879 45 39
Death Yes
#3
Son
Thomas Garret Dalton ‎(I5973)‎
Birth Yes
Death 4 May 1911 Orange, NSW
#4
Daughter
Winifred Dalton ‎(I5974)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
#5
Daughter
#6
Daughter
Jenny Dalton ‎(I5977)‎
Birth Yes
Death   France
#7
Daughter
#8
Daughter
Elizabeth Dalton ‎(I5990)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
#9
Son
#10
Son
Dick Dalton ‎(I5992)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
#11
Son
#12
Son
Patrick Dalton S.J. ‎(I5994)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes