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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Eva James
Name: James, Florence Eva
Also known as: Deacon, Evangeline Florence
Date of Death: 1915?
Place of Birth: St Leonards (N.S.W.)
Date of Birth: 1860-01-01
Place of Death: Surrey Hills (N.S.W.)
Place of Burial: St. Thomas's Church Of England Cemetery (North Sydney, N.S.W.)
Occupation: Businesswoman
Biographical notes: Evangeline, or Eva as she became known, was born to Thomas M. Deacon and his wife Anne. Eva married George Henry James in New South Wales in 1884, accompanying him to Palmerston where she assisted him in managing the Club Hotel in Palmerston from 1894 until 1896. In 1895, when Florence was 35 and living in Palmerston, she was one of the 82 women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Her occupation was listed as "married woman". In 1896 George held the licence for the North Australian Hotel, the Palmerston Club Hotel having been taken over by Ellen Ryan. By 1897, they were taken off the electoral roll as they had left the district, although they held the licence for Hotel Victoria at the start of that year. By August of 1897, the licence had been transferred to John Barton Knott. Eva died at her home in Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, in June 1915.
Related link: "Electoral Revision Courts—Division and District of Northern Territory", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 15 Oct 1897, p.2.
"Family Notices", The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Jun 1915, p.7.
Related Materials: James, Barbara. Occupation : Citizen. The Story of the Northern Territory Women and the Vote (1894 – 1896), Darwin : Barbara James, 1995. NTC 324.623 JAME
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